Long-Term Housing

Minimum Rental Periods

The minimum rental agreement period is typically 1 year.

Required Documents for Signing a Lease

Typical requirements to sign a lease are:

• Valid passport
• Proof of funds
• Proof of employment

Standard Security Deposit

The security deposit is equivalent to 2 months rent.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit is returned after completion of inventory, inspection of the unit.

Rental Commission

Should you utilize the services of a real estate agent to help you in your search, agencies usually collect rental commission equal to 1 months’ rent.

Payment of Rental Commission

Payment of the agent’s rental commission is typically split between the tenant and landlord.

Accepted Method of Payment

Cheque is the most common method of payment.


School Registration

School Fees

Typically schools charge a registration fee of around 1000 MOP.

Accepted Method of Payment

Cheque is the most common method of payment.

Additional Notes

International School Macau is the only international school in Macau.


Obtaining a Driver’s License


Typical documentation required to obtain a driver’s license include:

• Copy of valid, overseas driver’s license
• Copy of valid Macau SAR resident identity card

Additional Notes

Forms can be downloaded online or picked up at the Transport Bureau.


Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

In order to open a bank account, you may be asked for:

• Blue Card
• Valid passport
• Proof of address in the same name as on the passport, within the last 3 months

Time Required

Typically, opening a bank account can be completed same day, as long as all required documentation is provided.

Additional Notes

The bank may charge a minimum opening balance of 2,000 MOP.