From November 15, non-residents aged 18 or above are required to prove that they possess the vital resources to support themselves and their accompanying family or friends for food, accommodation and medical care during the expected period of stay in Macao. The requirement differs based on the length of stay.
According to Macao Government Tourism Office, the requirement of 5,000 MOP existed previously, the new regulation gives more details about the different requirements based on the length of stay.
It’s also highlighted that the new regulation is not a general examination but will be handled through spot checks on non-residents that apply for"Entry Permit" (also known as "Visa-upon-arrival") as well as visitors with a serious overdue record or from countries indicating possibility of detention.
According to Macao Public Security Police Force, non-residents and students that have acquired Special Stay Permits through due procedures are not main target of this examination. But for those non-resident employees who first come to Macao, financial certificate of at least MOP5,000 is required.
How to prove?
Cash, traveler’s cheques, negotiable securities, credit card, electronic payment will be the acceptable formats by the Macao government.
Non-residents who can provide paid bill of accommodation or financial documents that could prove the corresponding requirements above (bank guarantee, guarantee insurance, income from personal or real estate property) will also be recognized.
Non-residents who can submit a statement issued by Macao companies or residents, on which they declares that they will pay for the non-residents’ travel, food and accommodation are also accepted.
Editor: Olivia, Jasmine, Jerry