Japan issues multiple entry visa valid for max. 3 years to holders of Macao SAR Passport


   The Identification Department of the Government of the Macao SAR was
informed by the Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong that in order to
further promote personnel exchange between Japan and Macao, the Japanese
Government decided that, effective from 3 October 2001, the maximum period
of validity for multiple entry tourist visas would be extended from 1 year
to 3 years.

   The Japanese Government hopes that the above-mentioned arrangement will
make the travel of the holders of the Macao SAR Passport to Japan easier and
more convenient.

   The holders of Macao SAR Passport can currently obtain a multiple entry 
tourist visa to Japan valid for max. 1 year.