Application for Visa for Macau SAR of China

1. At present, citizens of 73 countries and regions, such as the U.S., Canada and Portugal, enjoy visa-free entry into Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) for tourism purpose. Please refer


2. Starting from 1 July 2010, holders of ordinary passports and some holders of Service/Official passports of Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam are not eligible to apply for a Macao visa upon arrival and must apply for a visa for Macao SAR of China at Chinese diplomatic or consular missions abroad or the Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong SAR before entering Macao SAR.

Holders of diplomatic passports of the six countries above still enjoy visa-free entry into Macao SAR. Members of diplomatic and consular missions of the six countries and representatives of international organizations in China and their family members can apply for a visa for Macao SAR of China upon arrival with their passports and the identification cards of diplomatic or consular officers or administrative and technical staff.


3. Citizens of other countries or regions may apply for a visa for Macao SAR of China at the local Chinese Embassy or Consulate General, or apply for a visa upon their arrival in Macao.


4. Application Guidelines

1) Documents Required

A. Visa Application Form– Please fill out the Visa Application Form (Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China) truthfully and completely.

B. Photo – Please affix one color photo on the application form. The photo should be recent, front view, in 48mmx33mm size without head covering.

C. Sponsor letter or invitation from Macao.

D. Local company covering letter (The company address, contact number and the detailed visiting purpose should be correctly and clearly stated.)

E. Copy of the passport face page, previous visa for Macao SAR of China and valid developed countries/ regions' visa.

 F. Travel itinerary

 G. Company bank statement (latest month)

H. Copy of BRC (Business Registration Certificate)

I. Company pay sheet (last 3 month)             


2) Processing Time

For all the visas that should be issued by the Chinese Embassy:

A. Regular service: Visas can be obtained on the fifth business day.

B. Express service: Visas can be obtained on the second or third business day.

If an application that needs to be referred to the Immigration Department of the Government of the Macao SAR for processing, it normally takes about 15 business days. Such an application is not eligible for express or rush service.


3) Visa Fees and Payment

A. Regular service: 2500 Taka per person;

B. Express service: 5500 Taka per person.

C. For any application that needs to be referred to the Macao SAR Immigration Department for processing, apart from the visa fee of 2500 Taka, an additional 1650 Taka of telecom liaison fee should be paid upon submission of the application.


4) Other Important Information

A. Please fill out the Visa Application Form truthfully, completely and clearly. Any false or incomplete statement or failure to write in a clear way may delay the processing of a visa application or result in the refusal of a visa.

B. Visa officials reserve the right to make decisions on a visa on a case-by-case basis.

C. Please visit the website of the Macao SAR Public Security Police Force more information.


5. Contact he Immigration Department of Macao SAR Public Security Police Force

Address: Immigration Department Building Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa, Macao

Tel: (853) 8897 0601, (853) 8897 0602

Fax: (853) 2872 6936



The Chinese Embassy reserves the right of interpretation in case of changes to the information above.

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