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Macau Visa Policy

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Macau is generally very open in its approach to admit tourists and short term business visitors. Nationals of 66 countries are exempt from a visa to Macau for a certain period while other nationals are permitted to obtain one on arrival at the border control.

Starting from 1 July 2010, nationals of Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam are required to obtain an entry visa before arriving at the Macao Special Administrative Region. Visa-upon-arrival is no longer applicable to these nationals.

While providing the greatest convenience to visitors, the Macao SAR Government should ensure effective immigration control, combat illegal immigration and maintain public security by reviewing and updating the immigration policy on a timely basis.

In the light of these needs and the recent social situation in Macao, considering the conditions of different countries as well as the purpose and status of their nationals' past visits to Macao, the Macao SAR implemented the following measures starting from 1 July 2010: nationals of Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam are required to obtain an entry visa before visiting.

However, holders of a diplomatic passport may still enjoy visa-free access to Macao. In addition, the consular officials of the above six countries posted to Chinese territory, the officials of various international organizations posted to Chinese territory and their respective families may apply for an entry permit with their passport and diplomatic/consular identity card or staff card upon their arrival. 

Where to Submit the application

Embassy and Consulate of the People's Republic of China
Immigration Department of Macau SAR Government

Required Documents

1. A completed Macau Visa Application Form
2. Photocopies of the bio data page and used inside pages of a valid passport/travel document.
3. Document of financial status (e.g. bank statement, deposit in savings account, tax payment receipt, employment certificate, etc.)
4. Document of transportation to Macao and accommodation arrangement (e.g. round-trip air ticket and hotel room reservation receipts, etc.)
5. Pages carrying important information in a travel document previously used to come to Macao (if any);
6. Valid entry visa or residence visa/permit of other countries or regions (if any);
7. Recent 1.5-inch full face white background color photo.

8. Proof of purpose of visit, such as:
Leisure – Tour receipt, itinerary, etc.;
Family visit – Photocopy of residence/stay document of family in Macao;
Study – Admission document of a higher institute in Macao;
Employment – Employment approval document of Macao authorities;
Residence on dependant basis – Macao identity card of family, document of kinship, etc.;
Stay as relative of non-resident worker – Approval document of Macao authorities;

Visa Fees

1. General: USD30
2. Additional charge:
(1) Communication fee of relating to the Macao Immigration Department: USD20
(2) Express Service: USD20
(3) Rush Service: USD30 

Processing Time

General: 5 working days (applications that do not have to be related to the Macao Immigration Department)

Approximately 3 weeks (applications that have to be related to the Macao Immigration Department)

Express Service: 3 working days (only applications that do not have to be related to the Macao Immigration Department)

Rush Service: same day or the next working day (only applications that do not have to be related to the Macao Immigration Department)

Note: Processing time starts from the day all necessary documents are submitted.  

Types and Validity of Macau Visa

1. Types:
(1) Diplomatic;
(2) Official;
(3) Ordinary visa including Tourist, Study, Employment and Residence 
2. Validity:
(1) Valid for 1 entry within 3 months, 14 days of stay per entry;
(2) Valid for 2 entries within 3 months, 14 days of stay per entry;
(3) Valid for multiple entries within 6 months, 14 days of stay per entry. 

Passport Holders of the Following Countries Enjoy Visa-Free Access to Macao SAR

Country Free Period Country Free Period
Albania 90 Days Luxembourg 90 Days
Andorra 90 Days Macedonia 90 Days
Australia 30 Days Malaysia 30 Days
Austria 90 Days Mali 90 Days
Belgium 90 Days Malta 90 Days
Bosnia and Herzegovina 90 Days Mauritius 90 Days
Brazil 90 Days Mexico 90 Days
Brunei 14 Days Monaco 30 Days
Bulgaria 90 Days Mongolia 90 Days
Canada 30 Days Montenegro 90 Days
Cape Verde 90 Days Namibia 30 Days
Chile 30 Days Netherlands 90 Days
Croatia 90 Days New Zealand 30 Days
Cyprus 90 Days Norway 90 Days
Czech Republic 90 Days Philippines 30 Days
Denmark 90 Days Poland 90 Days
Dominica 90 Days Portugal 90 Days
Egypt 90 Days Romania 90 Days
Estonia 90 Days Russia 30 Days
Finland 90 Days Samoa 30 Days
France 90 Days San Marino 30 Days
Germany 90 Days Serbia 90 Days
Greece 90 Days Seychelles 30 Days
Grenada 90 Days Singapore 30 Days
Hungary 90 Days Slovakia 90 Days
Iceland 90 Days Slovenia 90 Days
India 30 Days South Africa 30 Days
Indonesia 30 Days South Korea 90 Days
Ireland 90 Days Spain 90 Days
Israel 90 Days Sweden 90 Days
Italy 90 Days Switzerland 90 Days
Japan 90 Days Tanzania 90 Days
Kiribati 30 Days Thailand 30 Days
Latvia 90 Days Turkey 30 Days
Lebanon 90 Days U.S.A 30 Days
Liechtenstein 30 Days U.K. 180 Days
Lithuania 90 Days Uruguay 30 Days
- Last modified on Dec. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Macau Visa Policy
Asked by Craig from DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Jan. 20, 2020 05:52Reply
I'm from the Dominican Republic with a mainland Chinese Z Working Visa
Hello - I will be leaving China and transiting through the airport in Macao to take a Flight to Bangkok. Do I need to apply for a transit visa if I already have a Chinese Working visa and Foreigner working permit card?
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo from USA | Jan. 20, 2020 18:27

If you don't leave the airside and the layover is within 48 hours, you don't need a transit visa.
Asked by Dipankar from INDIA | Jan. 18, 2020 23:00Reply
Visa on arrival for Indians
I'm Indian National what are the documents required for visa on arrival?
Answers (2)
Answered by John Doe | Jan. 19, 2020 14:34

Indians do not require a visa for visits less than 30 days. Required documents are MOP/HKD 5,000 or equivalent in cash, proof of accomodation for the entire stay and an onward or return ticket (departures from HK are generally accepted). Entry is at the discretion of the immigration officer.
Answered by Dipankar Ghosh from INDIA | Jan. 19, 2020 22:06

Is it fine to carry 2000MOP & rest with my debit card plastic money also showing them my bank statement?
Asked by Husien from SIERRA LEONE | Jan. 16, 2020 21:31Reply
I'm a sierra Leonean but I have Chinese visa can i visit Macau without a macau visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by John Doe | Jan. 16, 2020 22:18

You will need to get a visa on arrival. Documents required include proof of funds of CNY/HKD/MOP 5,000 in cash, proof of accomodation for your entire stay in Macau and a return or onward ticket. Fee is MOP 100 payable in any currency in cash.
Asked by Quek Hwee Yong Peggy from SINGAPORE | Jan. 15, 2020 17:49Reply
Mynmar domestic helper requires visa to enter Macau?
We (Singaporeans) are planning a family trip in end Feb 2020 with my mum who is on wheelchair. As such our helper a Mynmar passport holder has to come along. Would appreciate your kind advice.

Thank you
Peggy Quek
Answers (1)
Answered by John Doe | Jan. 16, 2020 06:09

Your helper can get a visa on arrival. Documents required are: proof of cash of MOP/HK$ 5,000 or equivalent; proof of accomodation for the entire trip; and an onward ticket.
Asked by Lewis from RWANDA | Jan. 15, 2020 08:21Reply
I’m Rwandese I have an 8 hour layover in Macau
I’m Rwandese, I have an 8 hour lay over in Macau, I’m traveling to the Philippines. Do I need a transit visa or can I get one on arrival. It’s just 8 hours. I land at 1:30pm and I fly out that some night.
Answers (1)
Answered by John Doe | Jan. 15, 2020 09:20

You can get a visa on arrival (or don't need a visa at all if leaving in 48 hours but sources differ on how Macau Police handles these cases). If getting a visa on arrival then you need to provide proof of sufficient funds of MOP 5,000 (approximately 625 USD) in cash, an onward ticket and proof of accomodation. The fee is 100 MOP payable in cash.
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