1. At present, citizens of 74 countries and regions, such as Thailand, America, Canada and Portugal, enjoy visa-free entry into Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) for tourism purpose.
2. Starting from 1 July 2010, holders of ordinary passports and some holders of service 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 Macao visa at Chinese diplomatic or consular missions abroad or the Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR 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 and representatives of international organizations in China and their family members of the six countries can apply for a Macao visa 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 Macao visa 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 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. Other documents deemed necessary by visa officers.
2) Processing Time
For all the visas that should be issued by the Chinese Embassy or Consulates General:
A. Regular service: Visas can be obtained on the fifth business day.
B. Express service: Visas can be obtained on the third business day.
C. Rush service: Visas can be obtained on the second 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 10 business days. Such an application is not eligible for express or rush service.
3) Visa Fees and Payment
A. Regular service: B1200 per person;
B. Express service: An additional fee of B800 per person will be charged.
C. Rush service: An additional fee of B1200 per person will be charged.
D. For any application that needs to be referred to the Macao SARImmigration Department for processing, apart from the visa fee of B1200, an additional B800 of telecom liaison fee should be paid upon submission of the application.
E. Please pay by cash or cashier's checks. Please make cashier's checks payable to "Chinese embassy or Consulate General". Visa/Master Card is not accepted.
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 http://www.fsm.gov.mo/psp/cht/main.html for more information.
5.Contact the 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 or Consulate General reserve the right of interpretation in case of changes to the information above.