Notice On the Launching of Biometric Chinese Visa Service

According to relevant Chinese laws and regulations, and with reference to international practice, starting from 1st November 2021, the Commissioner's Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Macao SAR will start to take live photos and collect all fingerprints of those applicants applying for visas for the mainland of China, and issue biometric visas accordingly (sample attached).

For visa applications submitted on and after 1st November, the Commissioner's Office kindly requests all visa applicants to fill online application forms and make appointment online, and then submit all required application documents in person to the Commissioner's Office and have all their fingerprints collected.

The following applicants can be exempted from fingerprints collection:

1. Applicants under the age of 14 or over 70;

2. Diplomatic passport holders, or applicants eligible for diplomatic, official and courtesy visas;

3. Applicants who have applied for Chinese visa with the same passport and have had fingerprints collected and visa approved within 5 years at the the Commissioner's Office;

4. Applicants with all fingers mutilated or fingerprints uncollectible.

Please be noted that all applicants are requested to go to the Commissioner's Office in person for fingerprints collection. Applicants who forge fingerprints or use other people's fingerprints should be denied to enter into China and bear all the consequences incurred.

Thank you for your cooperation and support!

Attachment: Sample of the Biometric Chinese Visa

the Commissioner's Office of

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Macao SAR

20th October 2021