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Macau - Obtain a Certificate of Criminal Record

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Procedure[edit]

Applying process in Macau for citizen and non citizen.

a. Apply In-Person
  1. PCC can be applied in person at the Identification Services Bureau.
  2. Address:
    Identification Services Bureau,
    Avenida da Praia Grande,
    No. 804, Edificio "China Plaza",
    1 andar, Macao.
    Telephone: (853) 8394 0532
    Fax: (853) 2856 1610
    Email: [email protected]
  3. Application forms can be obtained from the respective office on your visit.
  4. Go to the respective office. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  5. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents.
  6. Applicant should pay for any charges if required as advised.
  7. This application will be processed by respective department.
  8. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in-person or will be delivered through mail upon notification or issued as per norms.


Applying process - overseas for non citizen

a. Apply through mail(post)
  1. Applicant has to apply with the “Identification Services Bureau” to obtain the PCC through mail(post).
  2. Please attach the completed application, required document and fee paid details.
  3. Mail(post) these set of documents to:
    Identification Services Bureau,
    Division of Criminal Record,
    P.O. Box 1089, Macao.
    Telephone: (853) 8394 0532 | Fax: (853) 2856 1610
    Email: [email protected]
  4. This application received will be processed by respective department. The certificate will be delivered to the applicant as per norms.


Applying process – in Macau and overseas for citizen

a. Apply through representative
  1. Applicant shall mandate a authorized representative to apply on their behalf with Identification Services Bureau.
  2. The mandated person should be entrusted with the written authorization.
  3. Address:
    Identification Services Bureau,
    Avenida da Praia Grande,
    No. 804, Edificio "China Plaza",
    1 andar, Macao.
    Telephone: (853) 8394 0532
    Fax: (853) 2856 1610
    Email: [email protected]
  4. Applicant shall go to the respective office. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  5. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents. Applicant should pay for any charges if required as advised.
  6. This application will be processed by respective department.
  7. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in person upon notification or issued as per norms.
Note: Representative should carry the following while applying.
  • written authorization
  • ID card or passport.


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Required Documents[edit]

Country specific

  • Valid identity document (identity card, passport, driving license).
  • Valid passport.
  • Resident Identification Card (BIR)


Foreign national

  • A copy of your passport while living in Macau.
  • A copy of your permit of stay in Macau, passport number and place of issue as well.
  • Proofs of legal stay (copy of passport held during the said period with respective stamp and seal).


In general

  • Application form
  • Valid citizen proof with photo (respective ID’s issued by respective nation).
  • Email ID (useful to communicate issues with respect to your application)
  • A self-addressed envelope with or without stamps (as required).
  • Valid contact number (applicant can be communicated)
  • Passport-size photos.
  • Birth certificate (as per requirement).
  • Finger print.


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Identification Services Bureau,
Avenida da Praia Grande,
No. 804, Edificio "China Plaza",
1 andar, Macao.
Telephone: (853) 8394 0532
Fax: (853) 2856 1610
Email: [email protected]

Contacts: link


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Eligibility[edit]

  • Applicant with valid passport and a valid address proof.
  • Age: 16 years and above. In case of minors, the application must be submitted by the parent exercising parental authority, if the minor has not turned 16 years.
  • The current address of the applicant must be same as in the passport and other supporting documents.
  • Applicants who are in need of residential status, employment or long term visa or for immigration to a foreign nation.

Fees[edit]

Fee/charge varies for case to case. Updated fee requirement will be provided by respective authorities while applying.


Validity[edit]

Validity norms vary from country to country.

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Processing Time[edit]

  • On spot while applied in Lebanon.
  • 15 Days when applied from overseas.
  • Processing time varies with respect to the country from where applied.


Related Videos[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.
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Need for the Document[edit]

You will be asked to present a Certificate of Criminal Record when you apply for the following:

  • Work
  • Licences in various government authorities/agencies
  • Permanent residency
  • Nationality
  • Firearms license
  • Register as a professional

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Macau SAR Identification Department

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