Macau, where the incident took place. Photo: iStock

As of Wednesday, Macau residents can make renewal applications for their domestic workers at more than 40 locations. They can submit the applications at self-service kiosks anywhere from 11 to 60 days before the expiry of the “Authorization to Stay for Non-Resident Workers” by verifying their identity with an ID card and then following the procedures, according to a press release from Public Security Police.

The locations include the checkpoint at the Border Gate, the Immigration Department Office Building, the China Plaza lobby, the Public Services Center in Areia Preta and at all health centers. Some locations are even open to the public 24 hours a day.

Domestic workers can complete the follow-up procedure and be granted a new authorization to stay by going to the Immigration Department Office Building at Pac On or the Public Services Center in Areia Preta and producing the notification printed at the self-service kiosks and the necessary documents listed in the notification.

Employers can choose to make the renewal application by the new self-service or at the two government buildings.

The government says more than 24,000 employers and their domestic workers will benefit from the new measures.

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