Macau Visa

Written by Sally Guo Updated May. 31, 2023

Macau (Macao), as Special Administrative Region (SARs), has separate visa policies from the mainland of china. Macau has its own visa policy, and the Chinese visa does not grant entry permission to Macau. You may need separate visa arrangements when traveling to Macau, even if you possess a Chinese visa.

Travelers from 81 countries enjoy visa exemption or entry permit-free access to Macau for a specified period. 

Macau Visa-Free Countries List

Ordinary passport holders of the following countries are allowed to enter Macau without a visa for a specified period. 

Countries/Regions Limit of Stay
Brunei Maximum of 14 days
Australia, Canada, Chile, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Monaco, Namibia, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the US, Uruguay Maximum of 30 days
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland; Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Croatia, Dominica, Egypt, Grenada, Japan, Kingdom of Morocco, Korea (Republic of), Macedonia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Republic of Armenia, Serbia, Tanzania, Uruguay. Maximum of 90 days
Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, New Zealand Maximum of 3 months
The UK Maximum of 6 months


1. Holders of Taiwan Compatriot Permit, also called Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents (台湾居民来往大陆通行证) are also qualified for a 30-day visa-free stay in Macau.

2. Holders of a Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card or a Re-entry Permit can stay in Macau without a visa for up to 1 year.

48-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Macau

Passengers who arrive at Macau International Airport for transit to other destinations (including China Mainland) within 48 hours can enter and stay in Macau without a visa or entry permit within this period.

Who needs a visa for Macau?

Visa Upon Arrival

Visitors not exempted from a visa or entry permit can apply for a visa upon arrival at the “Visa Room” of the border checkpoint when arriving in Macau. Once the application is approved, there is a maximum of 30 days' stay.

Macau Visa on Arrival Fees (Macau Port Visa Cost)

Types Fees
Individual MOP 200~300
Family Passport MOP 400~600
Children under the age of 12 MOP 100~200
Groups comprised of at least 10 people organized by a single travel manager and presenting a collective travel document MOP 100~200 per head


1. US$1 ≈ MOP 8 (Macau Pataca, Macau's currency)

2. Persons who have paid the fee for multiple Authorizations to Enter and Stay can enjoy multiple entries within the limit of stay granted (a maximum of 30 days) without making further payments.

Pre-Arrival Visa

Starting from 1 July 2010, nationals of Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam are required to apply for a Macau visa in advance through a Chinese embassy or consulate instead of applying for a visa upon arrival.

Macau SAR Visa Application

Submission of the Application

Macau Visa Required Documents

Macau Visa Fees

1. Application fee: USD 30

2. Additional charges:

Macau Visa Processing Time

Note: Processing time starts after all necessary documents are properly submitted.

Macau Immigration Contact Details

Please note that all the above information is for reference only. For any further queries about Macau Visa, please see its official website:

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Macau is not just the “Las Vegas of China” but an extravagant fusion of East and West in lifestyle, architecture, and food.

Only one hour away by ferry or coach, Macau is a great excursion when touring Hong Kong tour. Find your inspiration from our 1-Day Macau Bus Tour from Hong Kong, or tell us your travel ideas and we’ll help you experience Macau your way.

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