Exhumation

   

Application

Type of procedureApplication
Documents to be submitted1. Supporting document(s) or declaration(s)(020/SAL) to identify the relationship between the applicant and the deceased person;
2. Supporting document(s) on burial;
3. A legible photocopy of identity document of the applicant.
Optional documents for submission (required to submit if applicable):
1. Should the applicants require IACM to provide exhumation service, they have to fill in and submit the application form for exhumation service.
2. If exhumed by funeral Services Company, it is necessary to fill in the declaration of the funeral and construction work (021/SAL), and also provide the legible photocopy of identity document of the proprietor of the funeral Services Company.
Documents to be presentedPresent the original identity document(s)
Important notes1. The applicants are required to process the respective application for exhumation at the Department of Environment, Hygiene and Licensing 6 days prior to the desired date for exhumation. Then they have to contact the responsible person of the public cemetery to schedule a specific time and date for the exhumation. The dead body of the deceased must be buried for 7 years before exhumation;
2. IACM could exempt the applicants from payment of the respective fee upon their request and provision of proofs that they are financially incapable of paying;
3. If the current exhumation fails, it shall be repeated one year after. The applicants are required to pay the respective fee once again after the expiry date;
4. If the exhumation service is rendered by IACM, the paid fees shall not be refunded if the exhumation failed;
5. For relocation of human remains out of Macao, the applicants are required to apply for the Permit for Relocation of Human Remains from the Health Bureau.
Target groupThose who intend to exhume the remains of the deceased buried in public cemeteries.
Application fee1. Exhumation Permit (intend to bury the human remains in public cemeteries): Mop 50.00
or
Exhumation and Immediate Removal of the Exhumed Remains from the Cemetery (intend to remove the exhumed remains from the public cemetery) Mop 100.00
2. Provision of Exhumation Service (optional) Mop 2500.00
Form feeNot Applicable
Stamp dutyThe exhumation service does not incur any stamp duty. The rest of the provided services incurs a charge equivalent to 10% of the application fee
Security depositNot Applicable
Fees, Charges and Prices ListNot Applicable
Unit in-chargeDepartment of Environment, Hygiene and Licensing
Location for processing the procedureIntegrated Services Centre: Avenida da Praia Grande, no. 762-804, China Plaza Building, 2/F, Macau;
Service Office in Our Lady Mercy Cemetery: Avenida Coronel Mesquita, Our Lady Mercy Cemetery;
Islands District Public Services Centre:Rua da Ponte Negra, Bairro Social da Taipa, Nº 75K, Taipa
Office hoursIntegrated Services Centre/ Islands District Public Services Centre
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (no lunch break, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Service Office in Our Lady Mercy Cemetery
Mondays to Thursdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 2:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Fridays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tel / FaxCivic Service Hotline: 2833 7676
Fax: 8795 2736
Processing time3 working days

Cancellation

Type of procedureCancellation
Documents to be submitted1. Submission of written application with explanation for cancellation;
2. Original processed documents required by the respective procedures;
3. A legible photocopy of identity document(s).
Documents to be presentedPresent the original identity document(s)
Important notesTo be effective only upon approval of the respective application.
Target groupThose who have processed the respective procedures.
Application feeNot Applicable
Form feeNot Applicable
Stamp dutyNot Applicable
Security depositNot Applicable
Fees, Charges and Prices ListNot Applicable
Unit in-chargeDepartment of Environment, Hygiene and Licensing
Location for processing the procedureIntegrated Services Centre: Avenida da Praia Grande, no. 762-804, China Plaza Building, 2/F, Macau;
Service Office in Our Lady Mercy Cemetery: Avenida Coronel Mesquita, Our Lady Mercy Cemetery;
Islands District Public Services Centre:Rua da Ponte Negra, Bairro Social da Taipa, Nº 75K, Taipa
Office hoursIntegrated Services Centre/ Islands District Public Services Centre
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (no lunch break, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Service Office in Our Lady Mercy Cemetery
Mondays to Thursdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 2:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Fridays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tel / FaxCivic Service Hotline: 2833 7676
Fax: 8795 2736
Processing time10 working days