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The Macao Special Administrative Region People's Republic of China Passport ( ), or more simply known as the Macao Special Administrative Region passport ( ), Macao SAR passport, or MSAR passport, is a type of passport issued by the People's Republic of Chinamarker to permanent residents of the Special Administrative Region of Macao, or Macaumarker. Since the start of September 2009, the Direcção dos Serviços de Identificação has been issuing biometric passports for new applicants instead of the previous machine-readable type.

Preface

According to the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China and the Explanations of some questions by the Standing Committee of the PRCmarker National People's Congress concerning the implementation of the Nationality Law in the Macau SAR, any Macau SAR permanent resident holding Chinese nationality can apply for the Macau SAR passport. At the same time, they may possess a Portuguese passport, or other foreign passport, as a travel document, if eligible for one.

Features

  • The colour of the Macau SAR passport cover is bottle green, with the National Emblem of the People's Republic of China emblazoned in the centre of the front cover. It is inscribed with the titles of the PRC and the SAR in Traditional Chinese「中華人民共和國澳門特別行政區護照」, Portuguese「REGIÃO ADMINISTRATIVA ESPECIAL DE MACAU,REPÚBLICA POPULAR DA CHINA,PASSAPORTE」and English「MACAO SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION,PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, PASSPORT」.




  • Pages in the passport are special-purpose papers printed with the watermark of Great Wall, Rainbow pattern at the bottom of pages and the embossment of Lotus flower.




  • Besides personal data, the supplemental page of passport is printed with the picture and fingerprint of that holder.


Application

Macau SAR passports are only issued by the Direcção dos Serviços de Identificação (the Macau SAR Identification Department) in Macau.

Macau SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card, two recent 1½-inch colour photos, the original of Macau SAR Passport (second time) are generally required to submit with an application form.

Qualified applicants can apply in Macau or overseas, if necessary.

Visa-free granted for Macau SAR passport

Around 78 countries and territories agreed to give the treatment of visa-free or landing visas for Macau SAR passport holders (24 December 2008):



Africa

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
visa issued upon arrival for US$40 [329118][329119]
[329120][329121]
Visa issued upon arrival [329122]
visa issued upon arrival for DJF3,000 (10 days), DJF5,000 (1 month) [329123]
30 day visa issued on arrival [329124]
3 month visa issued upon arrival for US$40 [329125]
3-month visa issued upon arrival for US$50 [329126]
90 day visa issued upon arrival for MGA 140,000 [329127]
visa can be issued on arrival [329128]
[329129]
30-day visa issued upon arrival for US$25 [329130]
[329131]
[329132]
[329133]
[329134] [329135]
[329136][329137]
7-day visa issued upon arrival [329138]
3 month visa issued on arrival for $50 [329139]


Americas

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
[329140][329141][329142]
[329143] [329144]
[329145]
[329146]
[329147]
[329148][329149]
[329150]
30-day tourist card issued upon arrival for US$10 [329151]
[329152][329153]
[329154][329155]
[329156]
[329157][329158]
[329159]
[329160]
[329161]
[329162]
[329163]
Saint Barthélemymarker [329164]
6 week visa issued on arrival for $50 [329165]
Saint Martin [329166]
[329167]


Asia

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
120 day visa issued upon arrival for AMD 15,000 [329168]
30-visa issued upon arrival for US$20 (tourist), US$25 (business) [329169][329170]
(Taiwanmarker) 14 day entry permit issued on arrival for TW$ 200 (See Entry Permit of HK and Macau Residents to the Taiwan Area [329171]
[329172]
visa issued upon arrival for US$10 ~ 200 [329173]
[329174]
[329175]
[329176]
[329177]
Visa issued upon arrival for JOD 10 [329178][329179]
Korea marker [329180]
30 day visa issued upon arrival for US$30 [329181]
[329182]
[329183]
[329184]
15, 30 or 90 day visa issued upon arrival for $25-$100 [329185]
1-month visa issued upon arrival for OMR6 [329186][329187][329188]
[329189]
[329190]
[329191]
30-day visa issued upon arrival for US$30 [329192]
[329193]


Europe

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
Schengen countries [329194]
[329195]
[329196]
[329197]
[329198]
[329199][329200]
[329201]
[329202]
[329203] [329204]
[329205]
[329206]
(including , & ) [329207]


Oceania

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
[329208]
[329209]
[329210]
[329211]
[329212]
[329213]
[329214]
[329215]
60-day visa issued upon arrival for PGK100 (tourist), PGK500 (business) [329216]
[329217]
[329218]
[329219]
[329220]


Biometric Passports

The Identification Bureau of the Macao SAR Government has announced the plan to issue e-passports and e-travel-permits starting from September 1, 2009. It has been said that the design of Macao's world culture heritage sites will be incorporated and watermarked onto the visa pages of the MSAR e-passports.

References

  1. refer to the web site of DSI [1]
  2. refer to http://www.dsi.gov.mo/announcement/20090629_e.pdf


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