Ans: (A) The BIR is embedded with an integrated circuit (chip), please keep it in a good condition: (1) Please keep your BIR in a plastic holder and remove the plastic holder before using your BIR. (2) Please do not place your BIR in high temperature environments, e.g. under the exposure to the sun or beside high heat stoves, etc. (3) Please do not bend or abrade your BIR, e.g. clean it with washing machines or put it in the back pocket of trousers alone, etc. If your BIR is damaged due to improper use, you will have to apply for a new BIR at your own expense.
(B) The Macao SAR Resident card is the property of Macao SAR Government, please keep your BIR in safe custody. The replacement of BIR would cost you both money and time. If you lose your BIR, please report to the police at once.
(C) The characteristic of your fingerprints are stored in the chip on the BIR. If your fingers are wounded, peeling, or their prints are unclear at the time of enrolling or verifying your fingerprint, you may have difficulties in using the fingerprint-verification facilities in the future. At that time, you will need to use substitute facilities which do not require fingerprint verification. For instance, if you cannot get access to the data in the chip by fingerprint-verification, you may input password to verify your identity instead of verifying fingerprint.
(D) Please be aware of the expiry date on the BIR, and renew it within 6 months prior to the expiry date. However, holders of BIR which is valid for life do not need to replace their identity card, the date of validity is represented as “----” at the bottom left corner of the BIR.
(E) The PIN letter is obtained together with the BIR. For security reason, please do not keep your BIR and the PIN letter (or the PIN) together.
(F) If you change your address and phone number, please inform this Bureau as soon as possible.