A Macau Visa is required normally for a travel to Macau. But, if you are citizens of specific foreign countries and territories, and visit Macau for short-term tour and business, you may have visa-free entry to Macau. US, UK, Australia, Canada citizens, Indians, Filipinos, Malaysians may get visa exempted for Macau, while passport holders of Pakistan, Vietnam and Nepal must obtain a visa for entry.
According to the Entry Regulations released on the Macau Immigration Department, currently, Macau offers (multipe-entry) visa exemption for citizens from total 79 foreign countries (territories) for visit of travel and business affairs. The permitted duration of stay differs by nationality, and accute period ranges from a maxmium of 14 days, 30 days, 90 days (3 months), 180 days (6 months) and even up to 1 year.
Besides, holders of Hong Kong SAR passport and Chinese Passport with flight and visa to a third country are allowed to have 7-day visa-free stay in Macau if transitting through Macau.
Nationals from non exempt countries, and the visa-free visitors who plan to stay longer and for other purposes, are required to apply for a “Visa” or “Entry Permit” to Macau before arrival or upon arrival. However, ordinary passport holders of the 6 special countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam), must obtain a Macau Visa through a Chinese Embassy or Consulate before entry into Macau, and he/she is NOT allowed to apply visa on arrival at border ports.
For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your visa application, log on to Macau-Visas, Macau’s official visa site.