According to the Law of Macau, all non-local students (except Hong Kong SAR Resident) studying at Macau’s tertiary education institutions have to apply for the “Special Authorization to Stay” (Student Visa). The “Special Authorization to Stay” is valid for 1 year and has to be renewed every academic year. Student Resources Section (SRS) will arrange for the first time application of all freshmen and exchange students.

Application for the “Special Authorization to Stay” should be submitted to the Macau Immigration Department:

Immigration Department Main Building

Address:Edf. do Serviço de Migração Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa, Macau
Telephone:(853) 2872 5488 (6 lines)
Fax:(853) 8897 0300
E-mail:sminfo@fsm.gov.mo
Websitehttps://www.fsm.gov.mo/psp/sm (in Chinese/Portuguese only)

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday09:00 – 17:45
Friday09:00 – 17:30

In accordance with the Macao Law, all non-local students must obtain the “Special Authorization to Stay”. Failing to comply with this requirement will result in violation of the law and a serious consequence. We would like to remind you to go to the Immigration Department immediately to apply for the “Special Authorization to Stay” if you have not yet done so.

  • Freshmen will be assisted by Student Resources and Service Section【Procedures
  • Old students go on themselves【Procedures

Since your “Special Authorization to Stay” is valid for one year only, you will have to apply for extension prior to the expiration date of the Authorization if you are continuing your studies at UM. Application for the “Special Authorization to Stay” extension should be made to the Macao Immigration Department or the listed location (HERE) with the following documents:

    • a. Original “Two-way Exit Permit” for travelling to and from HK and Macau
    • b. Original and copy of “Slip of Authorization to Stay” 
    • c. Filled Application form for “Special Authorization to Stay” 

Students from Mainland China can apply their visa documents in Public Security Bureau of their Registered Residence by the admission notice. For any Mainland China student who studies in Macau, the following documents should be required:

         (1). “Two-way Exit Permit”

         (2). “Type D – Stay”

Please refer to the website of The Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China:https://www.mps.gov.cn/n16/index.html

Mainland China citizens holding the “Two-way Exit Permit” who could not finish the course within the stay period, can apply for a new “Two-way Exit Permit” and “Type D – Stay”.

Applying Location:

The Visa Section of the Zhuhai Immigration Department

Website: https://www.zhbj.gov.cn/

China Travel Service (Macao) Ltd.

Website: https://www.cts.com.mo/index.php/vs_t4

When your “Two-way Exit Permit” is missing, please complete the following procedures for re-applying a new one.

1. Report missing case to the Customs & Police Building in UM campus and get a loss memo.

2. Apply a testimonial for reporting the missing “Two-way Exit Permit” on the Registry at N6.

3. Apply a report notice of at Immigration Department Office Building (Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa, Macao)

Then, go to China Travel Service (Macao) Ltd. (Avenida do Dr.Rodrigo Rodrigues,Nam Kwong Building,1/F, Macau) with the following documents:

1. P.R.C. identity card (original and a copy)

2. A copy of the “Two-way Exit Permit”

3. Two photos of blue background with valid acknowledgement of digital photos

For more information about China Travel Service (Macao) Ltd. website and its office hour:

https://www.cts.com.mo/index.php/vs_t4/

The procedure might take about a month, please inform Student Resources Section when you have your new “Two-way Exit Permit”, then we will arrange the application of “Special Authorization to Stay”.  

Please contact Mr. Duncan Ho or Ms. Stella Ngai via 8822 9902 / 8822 9912 or email to sao.services.umac.mo if you have any enquiry.

Mainland China citizens with a valid “Two-way Exit Permit” who travels to Hong Kong for any exchange activities, are entitled to apply for the visa.

Please refer to the website of China Travel Service (Macao) Ltd: https://www.cts.com.mo/index.php/vs_t4

The Macau Immigration Department has issued the points to note for non-local students about the handling of the study visa here in Macau when withdrawl from study, deferment of study or finishing study early. Please click here for detail information.