Nationality Application
2015-10-29

 

Nationality Application
Service Information:
Service Provider:

Identification Services Bureau - Department of Residents Identification

Other Entity / Agency: 
Application Location:Avenida da Praia Grande,
No. 804, Edf. China Plaza,
1 Andar,
Macau
Office Hours:Monday to Friday,
9:00-18:00
(Close on Saturday, Sunday and Legal Holiday)
Introduction (Service Coverage):

Requirement

Enquiry Methods:Hotline: (853)28370777, (853)28370888
Fax: (853)28374300
Email: info@dsi.gov.mo
Mail: Macau P.O. Box 1089
Website: www.dsi.gov.mo

Requirement

Application Proceduce:
Transactional Categories:Requirement
Relevant Service (Relevant Information): 
Target Groups and Application Eligibility:

A. Application for Naturalization
Foreign nationals or stateless persons who are permanent residents of the Macao SAR may apply.

B. Application for Renunciation of Chinese Nationality
·      Macao SAR residents with Chinese nationality, and
·      Being near relatives of foreign nationals, or having settled abroad, or having other legitimate reasons

C. Application for Restoration of Chinese Nationality
·      Residents of the Macao SAR
·      Foreign nationals who once held Chinese nationality

D. Application for Selection Nationality
·      Residents of the Macao SAR of both Chinese and Portuguese descent.

E. Application for Change of  Nationality
·      Original residents of Macao with Chinese nationality that have returned to Macao before or after the establishment of the Macao SAR.
·      If the above-mentioned original Macao SAR resident with Chinese nationality also possesses other foreign nationality, he/she can request to change his/her nationality into other foreign nationality. However, he/she will no longer possess Chinese nationality at the time he/she makes such change.
 

Application Approach:

·      Duly completed the application form.
·      If the applicant is residing in the Macao SAR, he/she can make the application in person; if the applicant is living abroad, the application can be made by post;
·      The application may also include the applicant’s spouse and minor children. The application of a minor must have the signatures of both parents.

Applicants being in other countries or regions can obtain application forms either from DSI by post. After having duly completed and signed the form, the applicant must send it back to DSI together with the related documents needed and fees to Macau P. O. Box 1089.
 

 

 

 

  
Required Document:

A. Application for Naturalization

a.   Original copy of Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card (will be returned to the applicant once it is verified and photocopied)
b.   Birth certificate;
c.   Certificate that can prove the marital status of the applicant (except in case of a bachelor or a spinster)
d.   Proof that the applicant has a near relative that is a Chinese national (for example, proof of family relationship, photocopy of that near relative's identity card);
e.   Proof of nationality (except stateless persons);
f.    Certificate of criminal record (For instance, a valid “Certificate of Criminal Record” issued by the Macao SAR Government. In addition, if the applicant had lived in other countries or territories for 6 months or longer before settling in Macao, and he/she attained the age of 16 when living in such countries or territories, he/she should provide a certificate of criminal record within 90 days from its issuance date issued by the corresponding government.);
g.   Proof of ordinary residence of the applicant, i.e. proof of property purchase (e.g. property tax, property deeds or Property Registration Report issued by the Real Estate Registry or proof of mortgage and monthly mortgage payment slip etc) or proof of tenancy (the latest tenancy agreement). If the applicant is 18 years old or above and he/she is neither the landlord nor the tenant, the person who provides accommodation to the applicant is required to submit a declaration and a copy of identification documents;
h.   Proof of income of the applicant, his/her spouse or parents (if the applicant is a minor). For instance, proof of employment or other financial souces;
 i.    Proof of education (applicable to minor only).

Notes:
·      Documents mentioned in numbers b) and c) can be exempted if their photocopies have already been archived at the Identification Services Bureau (DSI);
·      Documents mentioned in number d) is only required in case the applicant claims that he/she is a near relative of Chinese nationals.

Once the application is approved and otherwise the applicant is a stateless person, the applicant must within 6 months from the date of notification of his/her approval, submit a document which proves that he/she has renounced his/her foreign nationality. Otherwise, the approval will lose effect.


B. Application for Renunciation of Chinese Nationality

a.   Original copy of Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card / Macao SAR Non-Permanent Resident Identity Card (will be returned to applicant once it is verified and photocopied);
b.   Birth certificate;
c.   Certificate that can prove the marital status of the applicant (except in case of a bachelor or a spinster);
d.   Proof that the applicant has the Chinese nationality
e.   Proof that the applicant has other nationality or proof that the applicant is required to renounce his/her Chinese nationality.

Notes:
Documents mentioned in b) and c) can be exempted if their photocopies have already been archived at the Identification Services Bureau (DSI).

C. Application for Restoration of Chinese Nationality

a.   Original copy of Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card / Macao SAR Non-Permanent Resident Identity Card (will be returned to applicant once it is verified and photocopied);
b.   Birth certificate;
c.   Certificate that can prove the marital status of the applicant (except in case of a bachelor or a spinster);
d.   Proof that the applicant once renounced his/her Chinese nationality;
e.   Certificate of criminal record (issued no more than 90 days by the Macao SAR Government from the date of issue);
f.    Proof of the applicant’s current nationality.
g.   Proof of ordinary residence of the applicant, i.e. proof of property purchase (e.g. property tax, property deeds or Property Registration Report issued by the Real Estate Registry or proof of mortgage and monthly mortgage payment slip etc) or proof of tenancy (the latest tenancy agreement). If the applicant is 18 years old or above and he/she is neither the landlord nor the tenant, the person who provides accommodation to the applicant is required to submit a declaration and a copy of identification documents;
h.   Proof of income of the applicant, his/her spouse or parents (if the applicant is a minor). For instance, proof of employment or other financial souces;
 i.    Proof of education (applicable to minor only).

Notes :
Documents mentioned in numbers b) and c) can be exempted if their photocopies have already been archived at the Identification Services Bureau (DSI).

Once the application is approved and otherwise the applicant is a stateless person, he/she must within 6 months from the date of notification of his/her approval, submit a document which proves that he/she had renounced his/her foreign nationality. Otherwise, his/her application will produce no effect.

D. Application for Selection Nationality

a.   Original copy of Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card / Macao SAR Non-Permanent Resident Identity Card (will be returned to applicant once it is verified and photocopied);
b.   Birth certificate;
c.   Certificate that can prove the marital status of the applicant (except in case of a bachelor or a spinster)
d.   Proof of dual descent.

Notes :
Documents mentioned in b), c) and d) can be exempted if their photocopies have already been archived at the Identification Services Bureau (DSI)

After the applicant has chosen the Chinese nationality, he/she may retain his/her Portuguese passport as travel document.

E. Application for Change of  Nationality

a.   Original copy of Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card / Macao SAR Non-Permanent Resident Identity Card (will be returned to applicant once it is verified and photocopied);
b.   Birth certificate;
c.   Certificate that can prove the marital status of the applicant (except in case of a bachelor or spinster);
d.   Certificate that the applicant has other foreign nationality.

Notes :
Documents mentioned in b), c) and d) can be exempted if their photocopies have already been archived at the Identification Services Bureau (DSI).

 

Supplementary Document: 
Document must be presented: 
Other Helpful Document: 
Document Required Upon Approval: 
  
Charges (or Taxes):

A. Application for Naturalization
 ·      There is a fee of MOP1,000.00. If the application includes spouse and children, then each family member must pay MOP500.00 (Note: fees are non-refundable, even if the application is turned down).
 ·      Certificate of nationality: MOP150.00
 
B. Application for Renunciation of Chinese Nationality
·      There is a fee of MOP400.00. If the application includes spouse and children, each family member must pay MOP200.00. (Note: fees are non-refundable, even if the application is turned down).
·      Certificate of nationality: MOP150.00

C. Application for Restoration of Chinese Nationality
·      There is a fee of MOP800.00. If the application includes spouse and children, then each family member must pay MOP400.00. (Note: fees are non-refundable, even if the application is turned down).
·      Certificate of nationality: MOP150.00

D. Application for Selection Nationality
·      There is a fee of MOP200.00. If the application includes spouse and children, then each family member must pay MOP100.00.(Note: fees are non-refundable, even if the application is turned down).
·      Certificate of nationality: MOP150.00

E. Application for Change of Nationality
·      There is a fee of MOP200.00. If the application includes spouse and children, then each family member must pay MOP100.00.(Note: fees are non-refundable, even if the application is turned down).
 ·      Certificate of nationality: MOP150.00.

Application by Post
 ·      Fees (a+b+c= total fee)

The applicant should submit a bank draft payable to “Direcção dos Serviços de Identificação” or “Direccao dos Servicos de Identificacao”.
 
a)   Application Fees 
b)   Bank Charges 
Sine the bank in the applicant’s country may have association with the Hong Kong banks or the Macau banks and therefore the bank drafts are divided into two categories:

  • Bank drafts in U.S. Dollars: Since it is cashed in America, Macau banks will impose a bank commission of MOP200.00
  • Bank drafts in Hong Kong Dollars:divided into two categories:

    Payable in Macau: no additional charge for this kind of bank draft

             Payable in Hong Kong: Macau banks will impose a bank commission of MOP40.00 

Other forms of payment, such as Money order, cashier's order will NOT be accepted.
 
c)  Postage: an additional charge of MOP40.00 is needed for registered air-mail. 

 If the applicant needs the Macau SAR passport urgently, an additional charge for EMS
(express mail service) is to be charged. For further details,  please contact Macao Post Office at (853) 28574491.

If there is no EMS (Express Mail Service) in the place of residence of the applicant, the applicant may consult local express courier service companies such as DHL, Federal Express, etc. about the price of courier service and add it to the above-mentioned fees.
Deposit: 
Payment Instructions: 
  
Time Needed: 
Quality Criteria:http://www.dsi.gov.mo/qualityservice_e.jsp
Forms: 
Legislations Website:

Esclarecimentos do Comité Permanente da Assembleia Popular Nacional sobre algumas questões relativas à aplicação da Lei da Nacionalidade da República Popular da China na Região Administrativa Especial de Macau

Aviso do Chefe do Executivo n.º 5/1999  [ B.O.1(I), 20/12/1999 ]

Lei da Nacionalidade da República Popular da China

Aviso do Chefe do Executivo n.º 4/1999  [ B.O.1(I), 20/12/1999 ]
 

Regulamento sobre os Requerimentos Relativos à Nacionalidade dos Residentes da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau

Lei n.º 7/1999  [ B.O.1(I), 20/12/1999 ]

 

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