Passengers should first proceed to the immigration counters on either side of the Arrival Hall. Macau offers visa free entry to travelers from over 50 countries. Visas for many other countries may be purchased on arrival at the visa Passengers should first proceed to the immigration counters on either side of the Arrival Hall.
The entry and staying in Macau is controlled by the Migration Service of Public Security Police of Macau (CPSP). Following paragraphs are intended only as a guide.
Passport requirement and travel documents
- All passengers wishing to enter Macau must have valid travel documents, with visas where required, and adequate means of subsistence to support their proposed stay and the objectives of the visit or staying in the territory.
- "World Service Authority" issued documents are not recognized nor accepted.
Arriving passengers must have an authorisation to enter the territory or a Diplomatic or Consular Visa, previously obtained. However, this is not required to the holders of following valid documents:
- Macau Resident Card (BIR).
- Identity Card of Portuguese National Citizen (BICN).
- Hong Kong Identity Card (HKIC) or Hong Kong Re-entry Permit, if any of these documents serve for that passenger to enter in Hong Kong.
Note: HKIC is only valid if holder has registered on it any of following codes *, *** or R.
- Resident Permit.
- Identity Permit for non-resident worker.
- Visa Free Countries.
Note: Holders of documents referred on point 4 and 5 are not exempt from producing valid passports.
Visas are required by all visitors except:
- Residents of Macau.
- Nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania and the United Kingdom(6 months) for a stay up to 90 days.
- Nationals of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United States of America and Uruguay for a stay up to 30 days.
- Nationals of China with valid Macau entry/depart documents, including residents of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas Chinese for a stay of up to 30 days.
- The "Hong Kong Identity Card", "Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card" or "Hong Kong Reentry Permit" holders may stay in Macau for a maximum period of one year.
- Holders of Diplomatic Passport or "Laissez Passer" issued by the United Nations.
- Holders of Consulate/Diplomatic documents issued by the Macau SAR or Hong Kong SAR.
Visas can be obtained from the Immigration Services through Embassies/Consulates of the PRC and should be used within the validity, the visa is expired after the valid date.
Visas are also available on arrival in Macau at the Immigration Services for a period of 30 days.
There are three types:
- Individual - MOP 100, for individual traveller for a single stay of up to 30 days in Macau, children under 12 years of age pay MOP 50.
- Family - MOP 200 for couples, husband travelling with wife and or children (under 12 years of age) of same surname or on proof of their relationship.
- Group - MOP 50 per person for bonafide groups of 10 or more and children aged 12 or under.
For further information, please call (+853) 2872 5488 or visit the website of Immigration Services: www.fsm.gov.mo
Customs formalities are conducted in conformity with standard international procedure, and as far as possible, in accordance with the Standards and Recommended Practices laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (Annex 9). The Airport Customs Staff are under the jurisdiction of Maritime and Fiscal Police (PMF) and they are responsible for the enforcement of various legislations of Macau affecting importation and exportation of goods.
All travellers may carry, without any formalities being required, articles of a value not exceeding 5 000 MOP which are not included in the list of products or articles subject to tax consumption or pre-authorisation.
Tourists may also carry the following items or articles of personal use, which are not subject to licensing and are exempt from, value added tax:
- 19 cigarettes or 1 cigars or 25 GR of tobacco or an assortment of these products not exceeding 25 GR.
- 1 litre of beverage of alcoholic strength by volume exceeding 30% vol.
- Clothing articles, jewellery or sport articles.
- One camera and five rolls of film, one video camera and two reels of film; one video-cassette recorder; binoculars; one portable musical instrument; one portable record-player and ten records; one portable radio, one tape recorder; one portable typewriter, one portable computer.
Residents benefit from the same allowances granted to tourists for articles of personal use or which have been declared when leaving the territory. More
After clearing immigration on arrival, passengers can collect their checked-in baggage in the carousels at the baggage reclaim area. The average luggage unloading time, from aircraft to luggage belt, is nine minutes, and all baggage handling can normally be completed in about 20 minutes. If your luggage has not appeared after 20 minutes, approach the help desk for assistance. Free baggage trolleys are conveniently positioned in the arrival hall and airport entrance, along the main taxi drop-off area.