Frequently Ask Question

 

A. Born in Macau and holding a Macao Birth Certificate

Question 1:

I am a Chinese national born in Macao and I am holding a Macao Birth Certificate. Am I regarded as a Macao permanent resident? Can I apply for a Macao SAR Resident Identity Card (BIR)? What are the required documents for the application?

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Question 2:

I was born in Macao in 1970 and possess a Macao Birth Certificate. I have moved to Hong Kong for residence since 1978 and I am still keeping the Entry Permit which I held when I was moving to Hong Kong. What are the required documents for applying for the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the Macao SAR?

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Question 3:

I am a Chinese national born in Macao and my parents are holding valid Macao resident identity cards. Besides, I possess a Macao Birth Certificate and an expired Portuguese Identification Card (BI). What are the formalities for the Macao SAR Resident Identity Card (BIR)?

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Question 4:

I am a Chinese national born in Macao in 1972. My mother was holding a former Macao Resident Identity Card issued by the Macao Public Security Police Force (PSP) at the time of my birth. I am now holding an expired Portuguese Identification Card (BI). What are the formalities for the Macao SAR Resident Identity Card (BIR)?

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Question 5:

I was born in Macao and possess a former Macao Identity Card. Besides, my father possessed a Macau Identity Card before. In this case, do I need to apply for the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the Macao SAR or directly apply for the Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card?

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B. Holding the past Macao Identification Documents (such as the identity card issued by the Macao Public Security Police Force (PSP), “BIE”, or “BIN”)

Question 1:

I am an old Macao resident of Chinese nationality. I had been issued a Macao identification document in 1970s, but I did not renew my Macao identity card on time since I grew old. In this case, can I apply for the Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card (BIR) directly with the former Macao identification document?

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Question 2:

I studied in Macao in the 1960s and then obtained my Macao identification document. I moved to Hong Kong for residence in 1980. What kind of documents should I provide to prove that I have ordinarily resided in Macao for 7 consecutive years if I want to apply for the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the Macao SAR? Besides, I have a graduation certificate of a school in Macao. Can it be considered as proof of ordinary residence in Macao?

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Question 3:

I had possessed Macao identification documents for less than 7 years. Besides the educational proof, what other documents are also considered as the proof of residence in Macao?

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Question 4:

I settled in Macao with my mother in 1979 with a One-Way Permit. I had possessed a Macao Identity Card but it was lost later, and I have also forgotten the identity card number. In this case, can I request the Identification Services Bureau (DSI) to check my identity card number for applying for the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the Macao SAR?

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Question 5:

I am a Chinese national who lived in Macao and possessed a Macao identification document. I have moved to France a year before. Due to the reason that I intend to obtain the Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card again, I would like to apply for the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the Macao SAR. However, I cannot return to Macao for lodging the application, is it possible for me to lodge the application by other means?

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Question 6:

I came to settle in Macao from Mainland in 1985 with a One-Way Permit. In 1990, I worked overseas and stayed there for residence afterwards. Is it possible for me to return to Macao for settlement by applying for the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the Macao SAR?

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C. Persons born outside Macao who have Chinese nationality or have not yet chosen their nationality and whose parent, at the time of their birth, was a Macao permanent resident:

Scope:

In accordance with the stipulations of Clause 1(3) and 1(6) of Article 1 of Law No.8/1999,

Children given birth outside Macao (except Mainland China) who have Chinese nationality or have not yet chosen their nationality by persons mentioned in the above two categories who have already become a Macao permanent resident at the time of their children’s birth are entitled to the status of Macao permanent resident. They can confirm their right of abode in Macao by applying for the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the Macao SAR.

Question 1:

I am a Chinese national born in Macao and I am holding a Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card (BIR). My child was born in Hong Kong. What should I do for my child to obtain the Macao SAR Resident Identity Card?

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Question 2:

I settled in Macao with a One-Way Permit in the ‘70s and I have been holding a Macao Identity Card. I got married in Hong Kong in 1990 and gave birth to my child in Hong Kong afterwards. How can my child apply for a Macao SAR Resident Identity Card?

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Question 3:

I was born in Hong Kong. In accordance with the stipulations of Article 1 (1) (3) of Law No. 8/1999, I acquired the Macao permanent resident status in 2005 by virtue of my mother who is a Macao permanent resident. At present, I possess a Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card. My daughter was born in Hong Kong in 2007. Is it possible for her to acquire the permanent resident status by applying for the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the Macao SAR?

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Question 4:

My child was given birth in the Untied States when my husband and I were traveling there with our Macao SAR passports at the beginning of the year. My child possesses an U.S. passport. If I intend to bring my child back to Macao for residence, how can my child apply for a Macao SAR Resident Identity Card?

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Question 5:

My husband and I are Macao permanent residents of Chinese nationality and possess Macao SAR passports. In the ‘90s, we migrated to the United States and obtained our green cards. My child was born in the United States in 2005 and possesses an American passport. I would like to return to Macao for settlement with my child. How can my child apply for a Macao Resident Identity Card?

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Question 6:

I am a Chinese national. I settled in Macao with a One-way Permit in 1981 and I am holding a Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card. In 1990, I went to Australia with a student visa to further my studies. During my stay in Australia, I gave birth to a child whose father is an Australian. My child is now holding an Australian passport. Now we want to return to Macao for settlement. How can my child apply for a Macao SAR Resident Identity Card?

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Question 7:

My wife and I are both Chinese citizens and we settled in Macao with a One-way Permit in 1981. We are holding Macao SAR Resident Identity Cards. During my family visit in Australia in 1990, my son was born there. Later, my family were authorized to reside in Australia and we became naturalized as Australian nationals. My son is now holding an Australian passport. Now, we want to return to Macao for settlement. How can my child apply for the Macao SAR Resident Identity Card?

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Question 8:

I settled in Macao in 1981 with a One-way Permit and I am holding a Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card. In 1990, I got married with a Chinese from Mainland. Later, my wife gave birth to our daughter. In 1996, my wife and my daughter settled in England with their Chinese passport. They became a naturalized national of England in 2005. Can my daughter reside in Macao by applying for the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the Macao SAR?

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Question 9:

I am of both Chinese and Portuguese descents. Before the establishment of the Macao SAR, I settled in Portugal with my Portuguese husband and gave birth to my daughter. Later, we got divorced. Now, I am preparing to return to Macao with my daughter and live with my parents. In this case, is it necessary for my daughter to apply for the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the Macao SAR?

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Question 10:

My husband and I are Macao permanent residents and Chinese national. Not long ago, we moved to England for residence with our Portuguese passports and I gave birth to my son there. However, my son did not acquire British nationality at birth. Can he apply for the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the Macao SAR in order to confirm his right of abode in the Macao SAR?

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Question 11:

I am a Macao permanent resident. A year ago, I got married with a Chinese citizen from Mainland and later my wife gave birth to our son. Now, I want my son to come to Macao for settlement. Does he need to apply for the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the Macao SAR?

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Question 12:

I am a Chinese citizen and have just become a Macao SAR permanent resident this year for having resided in Macao for a continuous period of 7 years. My wife and my five-year old son are still residing in Mainland China. Can my son claim that he has the right of abode in Macao and apply for the Macao SAR Resident Identity Card?

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 Last Updated: 04/08/2015