Qualified new residents


The number of temporary residency permits for highly qualified workers approved in the first half of this year went up by 243 per cent year-on-year.
The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) approved a total of 158 temporary residence permits for managerial personnel, technical and professional qualification holders in the first six months of this year, 112 more than in the same period last year.
In total, in the first half of this year IPIM received 171 initial applications for temporary residency in the city, with 92.4 per cent of applications being approved and with the department having received five applications less than last year.
Applicants who obtain temporary residence status and a Macau non-permanent identity card can, after maintaining it for seven consecutive years, approach the local Identification Bureau to apply for a permanent residency.
Meanwhile, four applications were approved for major investment or investment plans during the first six months of the year.
The scheme allows applicants to obtain MSAR residence through investment projects considered to be relevant to the city’s development, with a total of six requests having been received during the period, eight less than in the same period last year.