Application

According to the Law of Macao, all non-local students (except Hong Kong SAR Permanent Residents) who are studying at Macao’s tertiary education institutions have to apply for the Special Authorization to Stay (Student Visa).  The Special Authorization to Stay is valid for one year and has to be renewed every academic year.  Student Resources Section of Student Affairs Office will be responsible to arrange the first application for all non-local new students and exchange students.

Please follow the listed procedures for the first application of the Special Authorization to Stay:

  1. Submit the photocopy of your valid passport/travel document to Student Resources Section during registration;
  2. Pay attention to the UM E-bulletin for the updated arrangement for group application;
  3. Bring along the required documents on your stay permit application date:
    • A completed application form for “Special Authorization to stay”(provided by the Macao Immigration Department)
    • Testimonial of registration and course duration issued by the University of Macau (Student Affairs Office will apply and distribute to the students);
    • A recent 1.5 inch, full-face, no-hat, white-background, coloured or black-and-white photo;
    • For students from Mainland China:
      1. Original and photocopy of valid “P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao” and “Type D – Stay” endorsement (bio data page and inside pages with exit-entry stamps and the “endorsement” for book style “P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao” users);
      2. Original and photocopy of the Arrival Card for the latest entry to Macao.
    • For students from other countries/regions:
      1. Original and photocopy of valid passport/travel document (bio data page only);
      2. Original and photocopy of the Arrival Card for the latest entry to Macao.

Renewal

The Special Authorization to Stay is valid for one year only. You will have to apply in person for renewal from the Macao Immigration Department prior to the expiration date if you are continuing your studies at UM.

The application for the extension of Special Authorization to Stay should be made at the Macao Immigration Department:

Address Immigration Department Building, Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa, Macau
Office hours Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:45;

Friday 09:00 – 17:30

E-mail sminfo@fsm.gov.mo
Website http://www.fsm.gov.mo/psp/cht/psp_org_map_sm.html

Students should bring along the following required documents:

  • A completed application form for renewal of “Special Authorization to Stay” (provided by the Macao Immigration Department)
  • For students from Mainland China:
    1. Original and photocopy of a valid “P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao” and “Type D – Stay” endorsement (bio data page and inside pages with exit-entry stamps and the “endorsement” for book style “P.R.C. Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao” users);
    2. Original and photocopy of the last “Special Authorization to Stay – Student Type”.
  • For students from Chinese Taipei and other countries / regions:
    1. Original and photocopy of valid passport/travel document (bio data page only);
    2. Original and photocopy of the last “Special Authorization to Stay – Student Type”.

Reminder

In accordance with the Macao Law, all non-local students must have a valid Special Authorization to Stay during their stay in Macao. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in violation of the law. Kindly remember to renew your Special Authorization to Stay each year.

International & Exchange Students

https://srs.sao.um.edu.mo/international-exchange-students/

Mainland Students

https://srs.sao.um.edu.mo/mainland-chinese-students/

Student Resources Section, Student Affairs Office