Simplifying immigration clearance


The city’s Commissioner of Public Security Police Force (CPSP), Leong Man Cheong said that the authority will continue to review and optimize the border immigration processes to increase convenience.
Speaking during TDM’s radio programme ‘Macau Forum’ yesterday, Leong said that the review aims to improve strategies for peak season border crossings, with the authority studying the feasibility of a new customs clearance system to speed up the immigration process for travellers.
Deputy Commissioner of Public Security Police Force (CPSP), Ng KamWa, also speaking on ‘Macau Forum’, pointed out that from January to October this year, a total of 130 million people had crossed Macau’s borders.
According to the Deputy Commissioner, on average 440,000 people have crossed the borders into Macau every day this year, a 2 per cent increase year-on-year.
Ng said that CPSP would continue to explore new possible ways of integrating technology into procedures to extend the border’s operating hours.
“Since the introduction of the self-service immigration clearance system in 2006, it has expanded its use to non-resident workers and holders of electronic passports,” Ng also pointed out.
Ng revealed that up until now about 1.6 million non-resident workers have registered to use the self-service immigration clearance system and the use of the self-service system now accounts for more than 50 per cent of the total border crossings in the city. Ng explained this has further helped reduce the workload pressure on the police.