How to Get a Police Certificate – Macao SAR

If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Police Certificate

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of China:

If you live in Macao SAR:

You need to apply in person at the Identification Services Bureau located at Avenida da Praia Grande, No. 804, Edificio "China Plaza", 1 andar, Macao. If you cannot apply in person, a close relative (with proof of kinship and documentary proof of why you cannot apply in person) or a representative with written authorization can apply on your behalf.

If you are a Resident Card Identity cardholder you must supply:

  • Your Resident Identification Card (BIR)
  • A full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • A letter providing full personal details
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Macao SAR:

A close relative (with proof of kinship and documentary proof of why the you cannot apply in person) or a representative with written authorization can apply on your behalf at the Identification Services Bureau located at Avenida da Praia Grande, No. 804, Edificio "China Plaza", 1 andar, Macao.

If you are a Resident Card Identity cardholder you must supply:

  • Your Resident Identification Card (BIR)
  • A full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • A letter providing full personal details
  • Applicable fees

If you are not a citizen of China:

If you live in Macao SAR:

You can apply to the Identification Services Bureau, Division of Criminal Record (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must provide:

  • Proof of connection to Macao
  • A Residence Permit, Identity Permit of Non-Resident Worker, proof of schooling or proof of application for residence in Macao
  • A valid travel document or a valid document for entering Macao
  • A letter providing full personal details
  • A full set of fingerprints
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Macao SAR:

You can apply to the Identification Services Bureau, Division of Criminal Record (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must provide:

  • Proof of connection to Macao
  • A Residence Permit, Identity Permit of Non-Resident Worker, proof of schooling or proof of application for residence in Macao
  • A valid travel document or a valid document for entering Macao
  • A letter providing full personal details
  • A full set of fingerprints
  • Applicable fees

Information and documents you need:

Please see above for specifics

Special notes and considerations

Identification Services Bureau
Division of Criminal Record
P.O. Box 1089
Macao
Telephone: (853) 8394 0532
Fax: (853) 2856 1610
Email: info@dsi.gov.mo
Identification Services Bureau (available in English, Portuguese, Chinese traditional or simplified)

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