Chinese officials announced new visa policies for foreign residents of Macao.

Key Points:

  • Foreign residents of Macao are now eligible for extended multiple-entry visas for up to five years for permanent residents and two years for non-permanent residents.
  • The revised regulations also allow foreign professional employees to apply for multiple-entry visas for up to one year, and foreign non-professional workers and domestic helpers for multiple-entry visas for up to six months.
  • Authorities made the announcement as part of an effort to optimize the visa policy for eligible foreign nationals in Macao.

BAL Analysis: The new policy is intended to give eligible Macao foreign residents greater access to mainland visas for business, tourism, family visits and transit purposes.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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