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Registration of Association  | Application for Association Certificate | Dissolution of Associatio | Registration of Political Association ]

 
  A. Registration of Association
 

Firstly, the association founder should apply for the “Proof of Adoptable Name of Association” at the Identification Services Bureau (hereafter called DSI), and then notarize the Association establishment at the Public Notary Office.  After the constitution is published in the Official Gazette by the Government Printing Bureau, DSI will notify the association founder of the association registration number by an official letter.

 

 
B. Application for Association Certificate
 

Application Categories:

  1. “Proof of Adoptable Name of Association” (issued in the form of an official letter)
  2. Certificate of Existence of Registration Record of Established Association in DSI
  3. Certificate of the Leadership Structure of Established Association
  4. Others

 

1. “Proof of Adoptable Name of Association” (issued in the form of an official letter)

    A. Target Applicants:

    i) A group that intends to establish an association

    ii) An established association that wants to change the name of the registered association

    B. Application formalities and required documents:

    Application can be made at DSI by the association founder in person or an authorized representative with the following documents:

    i) A completed application form;

    ii) A photocopy of the applicant’s valid identity document

    iii) Draft constitution* (a written declaration is required if failing to submit).

* Please refer to Law no. 2/99/M and Article 140 to 172 of the Civil Code of the Macao SAR.

    C. Fees:

    Free of charge

    D. Processing Time:

    12 working days
    (Note: counting from the following working day upon the receipt of the completed application form and all required documents.)

2. Certificate of Existence of Registration Record of Established Association in DSI

    A. Target Applicants:

    Any person or group

    B. Certificate Content:

    Registration number, name of association and the first publication date in the Official Gazette

    C. Application Formalities and Required Documents:

    Application can be made at DSI in person or by an authorized representative with the following documents:

    i) A completed application form

    ii) A photocopy of the applicant’s valid identity document

    D. Fees:

    MOP15.00, extra MOP5.00 for each additional page
    (Note: Administrative Public Welfare Legal Person is exempt from the fees and charges.)

    E Processing Time:

    12 working days
    (Note: counting from the following working day upon the receipt of completed application form and all required documents.)

3. Certificate of the Leadership Structure of Established Association

    A. Target Applicants:

    i) Member of the leadership structure of the association

    ii) Representative authorized by the president or director of the association

    B. Certificate Content:

    Registration number, name of association, the first publication date in the Official Gazette, date of general assembly and the leadership structure

    C. Application Formalities and Required Documents:

    Application can be made at DSI in person or by an authorized representative with the following documents:

    i) A completed application form (affixed with the stamp of the association);

    ii) A photocopy of the applicant’s valid identity document;

    iii) A power of attorney is required if the applicant is not a member of the leadership structure;

    iv) General assembly minutes of the election of members of leadership structure (Original / authenticated copy for verification purpose)*;

    v) A photocopy of valid identity documents of every member* of the leadership structure

*The aforesaid minutes and photocopy of valid identity documents are exempted when lodging the application if they have been submitted to DSI before.

    D. Fees:

    MOP15.00, extra MOP5.00 for each additional page
    (Note: Administrative Public Welfare Legal Person is exempt from the fees and charges)

    E. Processing Time:

    12 working days.
    (Note: counting from the following working day upon the receipt of completed application form and all necessary documents.)

Others

    A. Target Applicants:

    Member of the leadership structure of the association

    B. Application Formalities and Required Documents:

    Application can be made at DSI in person or by an authorized representative with the following documents:

    i) A completed application form (affixed with the stamp of the association)

    ii) A Photocopy of the applicant’s valid identity document;

    iii) A power of attorney is required if the applicant is not a member of the leadership structure.

    C. Fees:

    MOP15.00, extra MOP5.00 for each additional page
    (Note: Administrative Public Welfare Legal Person is exempt from the fees and charges)

    D. Processing Time:

    12 working days
    (Note: counting from the following working day upon the receipt of completed application form and all necessary documents.)

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C.  Dissolution of Association
 

A. Target Applicants
     Registered Association which dissolution is approved in the general assembly  
       
B. Application Formalities and Required Documents:
The responsible person of the association should inform DSI of the dissolution and present the original and photocopy of the meeting minutes on which the resolution of dissolution passed by not less than 3/4 of the association members is clearly stated and affixed with signatures and stamp.   
      Annotation:
-     When dispute arises out of dissolution, DSI will refer the case and relevant meeting minute to the Public Prosecutions Office.
-     DSI will notify the responsible person of the association by an official letter when the dissolution of association is approved.

C. Fees:
Free of charge.

 

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D.  Registration of Political Association
 

A.     Target Applicants
A long term association which aims at contributing to the exercise of civil and political rights and participates in political activities. The objectives and the activities of a political association involve “participating in election; introducing suggestion, opinion, and outline in regard to governance and management; participating in the activities of governing authorities and municipal organizations; criticizing the activities of public administration; and promoting civil and political education and awareness.
 
B.     Application Formalities and Required Documents:
The association founder should lodge the application at DSI and provide the following documents:

  1. “Proof of Adoptable Name of Association”;
  2. A declaration with signatures of not less than 200 citizens who have registered as an elector (the signatures have to be notarized at the Public Notary Office. In accordance with laws, such notarization is free of charge.);
  3. Draft constitution and name of association. If any, the contracted name and the logo of the association can also be provided.

 

Last Updated: 22/01/2016

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