- Also see People's Republic of China passport.
The Macao Special Administrative Region
passport () is an international travel document
that is issued to permanent residents of Macao
who are citizens of the People's Republic of China
. In accordance with the Macau Basic Law
, since the transfer of sovereignty
on 20 December 1999, the passport has been issued by the Direcção dos Serviços de Identificação
of the Macau Government
under the prerogative of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China
. The official languages of Macao are Portuguese
; consequently, all the passport's text is in Chinese (traditional characters) and Portuguese, as well as in English.
According to the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China
and the Explanations of some questions by the Standing Committee of the PRC National People's Congress
concerning the implementation of the Nationality Law
in the Macau SAR, any Macau SAR permanent resident holding Chinese nationality
can apply for the Macau SAR passport. At the same time, they may possess a Portuguese passport
, or other foreign passport, as a travel document, if eligible for one.
The latest version of the passport - which is an ePassport
- was first issued by the Direcção dos Serviços de Identificação at the start of September 2009, instead of the previous machine-readable type.
The colour of the Macau SAR passport cover is bottle green, with the......