Macau Visa Guide

About Macau

Macau has turned out to be a destination for resort city in addition to ever increasing gambling tourism due to its coastal region. In fact, the influx of tourists wanting to gamble has increased so much that Macau is the ninth highest revenue generating territory. Moreover, the gaming industry has outgrown seven times than that of Las Vegas. However, gambling is not the only thing that the nation of Macau has to offer. There is also scope for business due to the economy that is boosted by tourism. However, if you are visiting the nation as a tourist then you will have your pick of the bunch to choose how you want to spend your time. 

Macau Visa for Indians

While it is mandatory for all the visitors to hold a valid passport is having a minimum of six months validity, there are countries which are exempted from having a Macau visa for a prescribed number of stay. Whereas Indians can have free access to the Macau project provided the number of stay does not exceed 30 days in particular.

If an individual wishes to visit Macau for sightseeing, he may not require a visa for 30 days.

However, if the period of stay exceeds more than thirty days, the person may have to apply for a visa.

Therefore, Macau visa for Indians is not a requirement when the stay does not exceed 30 days. Furthermore, you can apply for Macau visa online; India has a streamlined and efficient process of visa with Macau.

After entering Macau, if the visitor wishes to extend the stay, can do so by applying to the local servico de Migracao office but not extending 90 days.

Macau Visa Eligibility

To be eligible to be eligible to travel to Macau be it any purpose, the following conditions must have to be taken care of:

  • They should not have been expelled from Macau.
  • Should not have been completely denied from travelling, entering, or staying in accordance with the law.
  • Should not be entering Macau regularly without providing genuine reasons.
  • Must not be indulged in criminal activities resulting in confinement or having the intention of committing a crime.
  • They should have on hand proof of they being a bona fide traveller stating their exit from Macau the moment their visit comes to an end.

Macau Visa Application Process

Step 1: How to apply for Macau Visa?

If the person visiting Macau, has the intention of staying for 30 days, then there is no requirement of applying for Visa to Macau. However, it is mandatory for all the visitors to hold a valid passport having a minimum of six months validity. If the person has the intention of staying in Macau be it for any purpose for more than 30 days, then concerned person can apply for a visa through an embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of China.

Step 2: Where to apply?

The person intends to stay in Macau for a period exceeding 30 days, the person will have to apply for a visa or can be obtained from the embassies/ consulates of the People's Republic of China or Immigration Department of Macau SAR Government and also it should be used within its period of validity.

Step 3: How to check the status of Macau Visa?

The status of application of Macau visa can be checked online. Status of Macau visa online can be checked on the website where applied. There are embassies which look mainly after the Macau visa, which are mentioned below:

Macau embassy in Kolkata:

EC-72 Sector I

Salt Lake City

700064

Kolkata

India

Website URL: http://Kolkata.china-consulate.org/eng/

Contact no. +91-33-4004-8169

E-mail: chinaconsul_kkt@mfa.gov.cn

Macau Consulate in Mumbai:

9th Floor, Hoechst House, 193 Backbay

Reclamation, Nariman Point

400021

Mumbai

India

Website URL: http://Mumbai.chineseconsulate.org/eng/

Contact no: +91-22-5632-4303,4304,4305,4306

Mail id: chinacon@bom5.vsnl.net.in

Documents Required for Macau Visa

If the intention of stay is more than 30 days, the following documents must be arranged to fulfil the Macau Visa requirement:

For the purpose of higher studies:

  • The application form that is completed and available at the website of the Public Security Police Force and subdivision.
  • Copy of valid passport's bio-data page or travel document.
  • Higher Institute of Macau issuing the higher document.
  • If the course taken up by the student is for six months, a document of the return flight

For the purpose of going to work:

  • The application form that is completed and available at the website of the Public Security Police Force and subdivision.
  • Copy of valid passport's bio-data page or travel document.
  • There should also be a copy of a document issued by Macau authorities approving employment.

To have a stay as a family of non- resident workers:

  • The application form that is completed and available at the website of the Public Security Police Force and subdivision.
  • Copy of valid passport's bio-data page or travel document.
  • Approval notification's copy

To go to tour with a group:

  • The travel agency that organizes the tour group must provide guarantee letter and tour members' name list
  • Provide the details of the travel agency that organized the group
  • Biodata page's copy of the valid passport or other travel documents of the traveller

For other purposes which include family visit, individual travel, residence etc

  • An application form that is completed and available at the website of the Public Security Police Force and subdivision.
  • Copy of valid passport's bio-data page or travel document.
  • Document reflecting the financial status which could be tax receipt, bank statement etc.
  • Transportation document to Macau and arrangement of accommodation.
  • Proof of reason to visit.
  • Affixation of Macau entry and exit stamps on travel documents (if any).
  • Residence visa or entry visa or permit of other countries (if any).

Basic Types of Macau Visas

There are various types of Macau Visa available, detailed description of which are below mentioned:

Macau Tourist Visa

Macau Tourist visa is generally issued to the applicants who intend to travel to Macau for a shorter duration to have a get together with the family or friends or in other words purely for enjoyment purpose. One can also apply for Macau Tourist Visa Online information of which will be on the embassy's websites. Some of the attractions of Macau are:

  • Macau Tower
  • The Venetian
  • Senado Square
  • Fisherman's Wharf

Following documents are essential for availing a Macau tourist visa:

  • Tourist application form fully completed for Macau along with a necessary declaration
  • Photographs that are of passport size
  • Original and copy of the passport of origin country
  • Original and photocopy of the latest bank statement
  • Original and photocopy of visa if the person is of another country
  • Original and copy of a letter of confirmation showing coverage from travel insurance
  • Education Department or employer's reference letter
  • Evidence of travelling in a group
  • Evidence of accommodation facility
  • Evidence of airline ticket reservation and a copy
  • Visa fees of Macau

Macau Business Visa

Macau work visa is generally issued to those applicants and residents of permanent nature in Macau who want to indulge themselves in short term business activities. Macau does offer many attractive business opportunities be it educational sector, be it financial business, be it telecommunication sector or home services in Macau. People desiring to start a venture can apply for a business visa.

Following documents are essential for availing a Business visa:

  • Business Visa application form fully completed for Macau along with a necessary declaration
  • Photographs that are of passport size
  • Original and copy of the passport of origin country
  • Original and photocopy of the latest bank statement
  • Original and photocopy of visa if the person is of another country
  • Original and copy of a letter of confirmation showing coverage from travel insurance
  • Reference of the business letter from the company of India where the applicant has worked and the letter from the organisation of Macau
  • Evidence of accommodation facility
  • Confirmation of airline reservation
  • Macau Visa cost.

Macau Transit Visa

This category of visa is generally issued to the applicants willing to be in Macau for three days or less for being able to go through a port in Macau and able to reach the third destination.

Following documents are essential for availing a Transit visa:

  • Transit Visa application form fully completed for Macau along with a necessary declaration
  • Photographs that are of passport size
  • Original and copy of the passport of origin country
  • Original and photocopy of the latest bank statement
  • Original and photocopy of visa if the person is of another country
  • Original and copy of the letter of confirmation showing coverage from travel insurance
  • Reference of a business letter from the company of India where the applicant has worked and a letter from the organisation of Macau
  • Evidence of accommodation facility
  • Confirmation of airline reservation
  • Macau Visa cost

Macau Student Visa

This category of visa is generally issued to students who wish to take higher education is Macau and see a much better prospect of education in Macau.

Documents required:

  • Passport having at least six months in a validity
  • Acceptance letter granted by the University of Macau
  • Adequate funds to prove that student is eligible to cover the expenses
  • Information in General:
  • Students planning to pursue higher education shall have to obtain or apply for student Visa Macau.
  • Student Visa is generally issued by The Macau Immigration Department to applicants who want to indulge in full-time study
  • Once the student visa is obtained, students shall not be eligible to work.

Application Process:

  • Students by filling up the form may request the declaration for the Immigration Department, and the same shall be issued specifying the total duration of the program within three working days
  • Visa application along with the documents needed shall have to be submitted during the office hours to the Immigration Department
  • The application shall then be processed by the department wherein they shall provide the receipt written in English. Till the student visa is granted, the applicant will have to show the receipt whenever they enter Macau.

Macau Family visa

This category of visa is generally issued to the applicant who wishes to visit family members for a short duration and want to spend some quality time in Macau.

Macau Spouse visa

This category of visa is generally issued to the person whose spouse is in Macau.

Macau Visa Fees:

Individual intends to stay in Macau up to 30 days does not necessarily have to apply for Visa, and therefore no fees shall be charged, but if the intention is to stay beyond a period of 30 days then visa fee shall be applicable which are as follows:

  • For the individual: The fee shall be approximately Rs 885/- (MOP$100) and for children below 12 years of age, shall have to pay Rs 442.5/- (MOP$ 50)
  • Passport of Family: If passport to be taken is for the family then the fee shall be Rs 1770/- (MOP$ 200)
  • Passport of Group: If the passport requirement is for the group, then the fee shall be Rs 442.5/- (MOP$ 50) per person wherein the group should comprise of at least ten members provided the travel should be organized by a single travel manager and should be able to present collective travel document.

It is advisable to have a check with the Consulates of the People's Republic of China or the embassies or the Macau Immigration Services of Public Security Police Force: http://www.fsm.gov.mo

 

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