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Common questions related to declaration of assets and Interests

Working hours and address of the Declaration of Assets and Interests Division
  • icon-Q&A . Is there an enquiry hotline?
    A : 
    Yes. For enquiries related to declaration of assets and interests, please call 8395 3321 (available 9:00-13:00 and 14:30-17:45 on Mondays to Thursdays; 9:00 -13:00 and 14:30-17:30 on Fridays).
  • icon-Q&A . Can I submit the declaration to the Branch Office in Taipa or the Branch Office in Areia Preta?
    A : 
    No. All declarants obliged to submit their declarations to the CCAC shall submit them to the Declaration of Assets and Interests Division on the 16th floor of "Centro Golden Dragon".
  • icon-Q&A . Where is the Declaration of Assets and Interests Division?
    A : 
    Avenida Xian Xing Hai, n.º 105, Centro Golden Dragon, 16.o andar, Macau (opposite the Macao Cultural Centre)
  • icon-Q&A . What time is the CCAC available for receiving declaration of assets and interests?
    A : 
    The Declaration of Assets and Interests Division of the CCAC is responsible for receiving and processing declarations of assets and interests. It is open 9:00-17:45 on Mondays to Thursdays and 9:00-17:30 on Fridays and close on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
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Declaration forms of assets and interests
  • icon-Q&A . When there is no enough space in Part II, what should I do?
    A : 
    You can fill in the "Development of Fields" (page E1).
  • icon-Q&A . Are the declaration forms available in Portuguese or English?
    A : 
    According to the law, the forms are only available in Chinese and Portuguese.
  • icon-Q&A . Is it necessary for the declarant to make photocopies of the completed declaration forms on his own before submitting them to the CCAC?
    A : 
    No. The forms can be photocopied at the CCAC during the submission process.
  • icon-Q&A . Shall public departments provide general public servants with only Part I, Part II and Development of Fields?
    A : 
    Yes. Usually, Part III and Part IV of the declaration forms are applicable to directorship/leadership positions only.
  • icon-Q&A . Is the department the declarant serves obliged to provide the declarant with the forms?
    A : 
    Yes. The law provides that the declaration forms shall be given out to the declarant and his spouse or cohabiting partner free of charge by the department or entity that the declarant serves. Under normal circumstances, the declaration forms are downloadable from the CCAC's website and provided free of charge by the department or entity that the declarant serves.
  • icon-Q&A . Can the declaration forms be printed on both sides of the pages?
    A : 
    No. All forms for submission must be printed on one side of the paper.
  • icon-Q&A . Are paper forms still available? Can the declaration forms be downloaded from the internet or purchased at the Government Printing Bureau?
    A : 
    The previous paper forms are no longer in use from 22nd April 2013. Also, the new forms are no longer printed or sold by the Government Printing Bureau and can only be downloaded from the CCAC's website
Envelopes for declaration forms of assets and interests
  • icon-Q&A . If both spouses or cohabiting partners are public servants and submit their declarations separately in the capacity of declarants, how many envelopes shall be used?
    A : 
    Each of them shall use four waxed paper bags and four envelopes for Part II.
  • icon-Q&A . If the declarant's spouse or cohabiting partner who simply fulfils the obligation of providing information submits his declaration separately, how many envelopes shall be used?
    A : 
    Each of them shall use two waxed paper bags and two envelopes for Part II.
  • icon-Q&A . If both spouses or cohabiting partners are public servants and jointly submit one single declaration in the capacity of declarants, how many envelopes shall be used?
    A : 
    Two sets of envelopes including four waxed paper bags and four envelopes for Part II.
  • icon-Q&A . If the declarant's spouse or cohabiting partner who simply fulfils the obligation of providing information submits his declaration jointly with the declarant, how many envelopes shall be used?
    A : 
    One set of envelopes including two waxed paper bags and two envelopes for Part II.
  • icon-Q&A . If the declarant is single/divorced/widowed and has no cohabiting partner, how many envelopes shall be used?
    A : 
    Only two waxed paper bags and two envelopes for Part II shall be used. Usually, the envelopes for Part III and Part IV are applicable to directorship/leadership positions only.
  • icon-Q&A . How can the envelopes for Parts II, III and IV be distinguished?
    A : 
    The envelopes are readily distinguishable by the parts stated on them and their colours, which are red (Part II), green (Part III) and yellow (Part IV).
  • icon-Q&A . Where can I buy the envelopes? How much do they cost?
    A : 
    The envelopes are available in the Government Printing Bureau and the "Public Information Center" located at Rua do Campo, Vicky Plaza, Macau. Enquiries about the price may be made to the Government Printing Bureau.
  • icon-Q&A . Shall declarants buy the envelopes on their own?
    A : 
    Public departments shall buy the envelopes from the Government Printing Bureau and provide them for the declarants and their spouses or cohabiting partners free of charge. Each of them shall be given only one set of the envelopes. When extra envelopes are needed due to mistakes in filling in the envelopes or other reasons, the declarant, his spouse or cohabiting partner shall buy the envelopes on his own.
Points to note on submission of declaration forms
  • icon-Q&A . How many declarations should be submitted when the employment of the declarant by department A has been terminated and the employment by department B will commence?
    A : 
    The declarant may submit one declaration during the overlapping period in which both the declaration arising from "termination of employment" and that from "commencement of employment" must be made. Nonetheless, the declaration should be made after the commencement of employment and before the deadline for declaration upon termination of employment.
  • icon-Q&A . Does a change in marital status or assets necessitate submission of a new declaration?
    A : 
    No, a change in marital status or assets does not require submission of a new declaration. Please see "Obligation to Declare and Declaration Period" on page 2 of the Guidelines on Declaration of Assets and Interests for circumstances requiring declaration.
  • icon-Q&A . When both the declarant and his spouse or cohabiting partner are public servants and they jointly submit one single declaration in the capacity of declarants, where should the spouse or cohabiting partner sign on the declaration?
    A : 
    The spouse or cohabiting partner of the declarant should sign in the space titled "signature of the spouse or cohabiting partner submitting the declaration in the capacity of declarant" and the signature should be identical to that on the identification document. (Including Parts I & II) / (Including Parts I & II and "Development of Field")
  • icon-Q&A . For spouses or cohabiting partners of the declarants that are not public servants, where should they sign on the declaration?
    A : 
    The spouse or cohabiting partner of the declarant should sign in the space titled "signature of the spouse or cohabiting partner only fulfiling the obligation of proving information" and the signature should be identical to that on the identification document. (Including Parts I & II) / (Including Parts I & II and "Development of Field")
  • icon-Q&A . Should the declarant and his spouse or cohabiting partner jointly submit one single declaration or submit their declarations to the depository entity separately?
    A : 
    If none of the declarants objects to access by the other to their own declaration contents, they may jointly submit one single declaration which includes all information to be declared and which both of them will sign (i.e. joint declaration); however, if one of the declarants objects to access by the other to their own declaration contents, the declarants may submit their declarations separately. In such case, they only have to declare and sign on their own respective declaration. Nonetheless, the declarant shall fill in the personal data of the spouse or of the cohabiting partner in Part I of their own declaration and submit it to the depository entity (i.e. separate declaration).
  • icon-Q&A . When his spouse or cohabiting partner is not a public servant or that separation of assets has been chosen as the matrimonial assets regime, is it not necessary for the declarant to declare the assets of his spouse or cohabiting partner?
    A : 
    No. According to the law, regardless of whether the spouse or cohabiting partner of the declarant is a public servant or what matrimonial assets regime has been chosen, the spouse or cohabiting partner of the declarant should fulfil the duty of providing information for the declarant to complete the declaration.
  • icon-Q&A . When the declarant finds that there is inaccurate information in his declaration after a photocopy has been made, should he correct it on both the original and the photocopy?
    A : 
    No. If the declarant finds it necessary to correct any information in his declaration before it is sealed, he should do it on the original only and a new photocopy should be made.
  • icon-Q&A . How should the declarant correct a clerical error when filling in the declaration?
    A : 
    The declarant should draw a line though the wrong information and put down his initials right next to it.
  • icon-Q&A . Upon submission of the declaration to the CCAC, may the declarant request the CCAC to issue a proof showing the duration of his presence for the submission?
    A : 
    Yes. The declarant should make the request to the staff of the CCAC during the submission.
  • icon-Q&A . May someone else submit the declaration on behalf of the declarant?
    A : 
    The declarant may authorise someone else to submit the declaration for him. In such case, an authorisation letter, one photocopy of the declarant's identification document and one of the authorised person's must be submitted along with the declaration.
  • icon-Q&A . Should the declarant submit the declaration to the CCAC together with his spouse or cohabiting partner?
    A : 
    If the declarant and his spouse or cohabiting partner jointly submit one single declaration, either he or his spouse or cohabiting partner should submit it to the depository entity with the required documents.
  • icon-Q&A . How should the submission period of 90 days be calculated?
    A : 
    The submission period should be 90 consecutive days, other than 90 working days, from the day when the declarant becomes obliged to declare.
  • icon-Q&A . Should the declarant seal the declaration on his own?
    A : 
    The declarant should not seal the declaration by himself. The declaration must be sealed in the appropriate envelopes by the depository entity in the presence of the person who submits it.
  • icon-Q&A . What documents should be submitted for the declaration?
    A : 
    The declarant should submit the completed and signed declaration forms with adequate envelopes as well as one photocopy of his identification document and one of his spouse's or cohabiting partner's. 
Part IV - Public Disclosure of Assets and Interests
  • icon-Q&A . Shall Part IV also be submitted by the spouse or cohabiting partner of the declarant obliged to declare in this part?
    A : 
    No. Only the assets owned by the declarant of Part IV or co-owned with his spouse or cohabiting partner shall be declared.
  • icon-Q&A . How do I fill in Part IV? *
    A : 
    Please refer to the Guidelines on Declaration of Assets and Interests and the Sample for filling in the declaration published by the CCAC.
    icon-pdf*Additional Remarks on Part IV of Declaration of Assets and Interests
  • icon-Q&A . Are all directorship/leadership positions obliged to submit Part IV?
    A : 
    The persons who are obliged to submit Part IV are stipulated in Paragraph 4 of Article 1 of Law no. 11/2003, as amended and re-published by Law no. 1/2013.
  • icon-Q&A . Do those who are obliged to submit Part IV include Acting Directors or Acting Deputy Directors?
    A : 
    Yes.
  • icon-Q&A . Shall those who are obliged to complete Part IV submit it to the CCAC?
    A : 
    No, the place for submission of Part IV should be the Secretariat of the Court of Final Appeal.
Notification letter
  • icon-Q&A . Is it necessary for the declarant to fill in the notification letter on his own?
    A : 
    No, the declarant does not need to download and fill in the notification letter on his own. In order to fulfil the duty to notify the declarant of the obligation to submit the declaration, the service or institution in which the declarant performs duties shall fill in the notification letter and have it signed by the declarant within 10 days of the event from which the obligation of declaration originates.
  • icon-Q&A . Shall the notification letter be printed and sold by the Government Printing Bureau?
    A : 
    No, the notification letter is downloadable from the CCAC's website.
Guidelines and Samples
  • icon-Q&A . Are there any guidelines or samples for filling in the declaration forms?
    A : 
    Yes, the Guidelines on Declaration of Assets and Interests and the Samples for filling in the declaration are both available in Chinese, Portuguese and English on the CCAC's website. Moreover, their hard copies are available at the Declaration of Assets and Interests Division.