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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 Visa-upon-arrival is no longer applicable to these nationals.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 Mar. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Macau Visa Policy
Asked by ms.a from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 19, 2019 23:35Reply
hi, we are planning to visit macau, we are philippine passport holder..could we rent a hotel outside
we are philippine passport holder..could we rent a hotel outside macau?or we must stay at macau area only to spend a night in a hotel?and is it ok if we cross to hongkong and plan to stay there for 2 days and come back to macau the next day since our flight back to the Philippines is via macau.. your help is much appreciated
Answers (1)
Answered by Anthony | Mar. 20, 2019 18:42

Yes, you can cross to hongkong and stay there for 2 days and come back to macau the next day.
Asked by Rajeshwor thapa chhetru from NEPAL | Mar. 15, 2019 12:51Reply
How can j go macau visit and work there i am from nepal
Answers (1)
Answered by Patter from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 17, 2019 20:10

You are supposed to apply for work visa for Macau from the China embassy in your country at first.
Asked by Archie from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 13, 2019 18:29Reply
Can Chinese citizens permanently living in the Philippines enter Macau without visa?
Answers (2)
Answered by Peterson from THAILAND | Mar. 13, 2019 20:25

Hi, I think you need a visa to enter Macau.
Answered by John Doe | Mar. 15, 2019 17:04

Holders of Mainland Chinese passports do not need a visa if they are in transit to a third destination (e.g., Zhuhai) and their stay is less than 7 days. Macau does not issue visas or entry permits to Chinese nationals without a two-way permit regardless of place of residence so theoretically your trip must be PHL-Macau-Zhuhai-Macau-PHL, otherwise you risk breaking immigration laws there.
Holders of Taiwanese (ROC) passports can enter and remain for up to 30 days.
Asked by Karma from BHUTAN | Mar. 06, 2019 11:17Reply
Is Bhutan eligible for Visa on Arrival?
Answers (4)
Answered by Duncan | Mar. 06, 2019 18:57

It's possible for you to apply for Macau VOA. You can try to apply for it by showing your passport and travel arrangements.
Answered by Karma from BHUTAN | Mar. 06, 2019 22:09

Great that means I can take all my documents from here and just show them and make my Visa when I reach there?
Answered by James from MALAYSIA | Mar. 07, 2019 01:47

Applying VOA means you can apply after your arrival by showing the requirements.
Answered by John Doe | Mar. 08, 2019 13:28

The only difference between VOA and visa exemption is that those applying for VOAs are required to pay for a fee (MOP 100 per person over 12 and 50 per child under 12). There are no additional documents other than your onward travel arrangements and hotel voucher, both of which are also required for visa exempted nationals (although they rarely if ever ask for that at immigration unlike Hong Kong).
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