How to Apply for a Hong Kong Visa?

Hong Kong is one of the best places to visit during your vacation, and if you plan to visit, you must first check the visa requirements.

How to Apply for a Hong Kong Visa?

1)You may submit your application to the Consulate General’s Visa Office, which has consular jurisdiction over the division/state where you live.

2)If you are unable to come yourself, you may entrust someone else, such as a travel/visa agent, to submit your application to the visa office of the Consulate General, which has consular jurisdiction over the division/state where you reside.

Is a Visa Required for a Visit to Hong Kong?

Without a visa, citizens of about 170 countries and territories can visit Hong Kong and stay for periods ranging from 7 to 180 days, depending on their nationality.
For stays of 90 days or 180 days, citizens of the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand do not need a visa to enter Hong Kong.
For citizens of Albania, Armenia, Cambodia, and other countries, a visa is required to enter Hong Kong.
All visitors to Hong Kong must have a passport that is valid for at least one month to six months after their intended stay in Hong Kong (depending on nationality).

Free Visa

If you have a passport that is valid for more than one month, you do not need to apply for a Visa. These 145 countries do not require a visa to enter Hong Kong, and the length of stay ranges from 7 to 180 days. If you are a British citizen, you can stay in Hong Kong for 180 days without a visa.

For the rest of the countries, you’ll need to look into how to apply for a Hong Kong visa.

How to Apply for a Hongkong Visa?

If you are from India then you can check the official website and make an entry in Pre-arrival Registration. 

Or you can use the official website of the government of Hongkong to see the requirements for visas. 

A Hong Kong visa can be obtained from the nearest Chinese embassy or consulate. You can also submit your visa application to the HKSAR Immigration Department, either directly or through a local sponsor, as an alternative.

Application forms and supporting documents can be faxed in the first instance to reduce processing time. The original copy of the duly completed application form, as well as the required photographs, should be mailed to the HKSAR Immigration Department as soon as possible.

Only upon receipt of an original, properly completed visa application form will a visa/entry permit be issued.

Processing Time

Upon receipt of all required documents, a visa application usually takes four weeks to process.

  • The applicant’s credibility is unquestionable.
  • The applicant has sufficient funds to cover the cost of his or her stay if he or she does not work.
  • Unless the applicant’s destination is the Mainland of China or Macao, the applicant has an onward ticket to that location.

List Of Countries and Visa Free Period for Visiting Hong Kong:

Nationality of foreign country (Territory)/ Type of Travel DocumentVisa-free period for visit not exceedingAlways require VISA, except in direct transit by air and when the person does not leave the airport transit area
AFGHANISTANVisa Required
ALBANIAVisa Required
ALGERIA14 Days
ANDORRA90 Days
ANGOLAVisa Required
ANGUILLA90 Days
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA90 Days
ARGENTINA90 Days
ARMENIA30 Days
AUSTRALIA90 Days
AUSTRIA90 Days
AZERBAIJANVisa Required
AZERBAIJAN Diplomatic/Official Passport14 Days
BAHAMAS90 Days
BAHRAIN30 Days
BANGLADESHVisa Required
BANGLADESH Diplomatic/Official Passport14 Days
BARBADOS90 Days
BELARUS14 Days
BELGIUM90 Days
BELIZE90 Days
BENIN14 Days
BERMUDA90 Days
BHUTAN14 Days
BOLIVIA30 Days
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA14 Days
BOTSWANA90 Days
BRAZIL90 Days
BRITAIN (British citizens)180 Days
BRITAIN (British Overseas Territories citizens, British Overseas citizens, British subjects and British Protected persons)90 Days
BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY90 Days
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY90 Days
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS90 Days
BRUNEI90 Days
BULGARIA90 Days
BURKINA FASO14 Days
BURUNDIVisa Required
BURUNDI Diplomatic/Official Passport14 Days
CAMBODIAVisa Required
CAMBODIA Diplomatic/Official Passport14 Days
CAMEROONVisa Required
CAMEROON Diplomatic/Official Passport14 Days
CANADA90 Days
CAPE VERDE (REPUBLIC OF)30 Days
CAYMAN ISLANDS90 Days
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICVisa Required
CHAD14 Days
CHILE90 Days
COLOMBIA90 Days
COMOROS14 Days
CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF) (Formerly known as Zaire)Visa Required
CONGO (REPUBLIC OF)Visa Required
CONGO (REPUBLIC OF) Diplomatic/Official Passport14 Days
COSTA RICA30 Days
Costa Rican Provisional passportsVisa Required
“Documento de Identidad Y Viaje” issued by Costa Rican GovernmentVisa Required
COTE D’IVOIRE (REPUBLIC OF)Visa Required
CROATIA90 Days
CUBAVisa Required
CYPRUS (REPUBLIC OF)90 Days
CZECH REPUBLIC90 Days
DENMARK90 Days
DJIBOUTI14 Days
DOMINICA (COMMONWEALTH OF)90 Days
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC30 Days
ECUADOR90 Days
EGYPT90 Days
EL SALVADOR30 Days
EQUATORIAL GUINEA14 Days
ERITREAVisa Required
ESTONIA90 Days
ETHIOPIAVisa Required
ETHIOPIA Diplomatic/Official Passport14 Days
FALKLAND ISLANDS & DEPENDENCIES90 Days
FAROE ISLANDS90 Days
FIJI90 Days
FINLAND90 Days
FRANCE90 Days
GABON14 Days
GAMBIAVisa Required
GEORGIAVisa Required
GERMANY90 Days
GHANAVisa Required
GHANA Diplomatic/Official Passport14 Days
GIBRALTAR90 Days
GREECE90 Days
GREENLAND90 Days
GRENADA90 Days
GUATEMALA30 Days
GUINEA14 Days
GUINEA-BISSAUVisa Required
GUYANA90 Days
HAITI14 Days
HONDURAS30 Days
HUNGARY90 Days
ICELAND90 Days
INDIA14 Days
INDONESIA30 Days
IRANVisa Required
IRAQVisa Required
IRELAND (REPUBLIC OF)90 Days
ISRAEL90 Days
ITALY90 Days
JAMAICA90 Days
JAPAN90 Days
JORDAN30 Days
KAZAKHSTAN14 days
KENYA90 Days
KIRIBATI90 Days
KOREA (DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF)Visa Required
KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)90 Days
KUWAIT30 Days
KYRGYSTANVisa Required
LAOSVisa Required
LATVIA90 Days
LEBANONVisa Required
LESOTHO14 Days
LIBERIAVisa Required
LIBYAVisa Required
LIECHTENSTEIN90 Days
LITHUANIA90 Days
LUXEMBOURG90 Days
MACEDONIA14 Days
MADAGASCAR14 Days
MALAWI90 Days
MALAYSIA90 Days
MALDIVES90 Days
MALI14 Days
MALTA90 Days
MARSHALL ISLANDS (REPUBLIC OF)14 Days
MAURITANIA14 Days
MAURITIUS90 Days
MEXICO90 Days
MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF)14 Days
MOLDOVA (REPUBLIC OF)Visa Required
MONACO90 Days
MONGOLIA14 Days
MONTENEGRO ( REPUBLIC OF )14 Days
MONTSERRAT90 Days
MOROCCO30 Days
MOZAMBIQUE14 Days
MYANMARVisa Required
NAMIBIA90 Days
NAURU90 Days
NEPALVisa Required
NETHERLANDS90 Days
NEW ZEALAND90 Days
NICARAGUAVisa Required
NIGER14 Days
NIGERIAVisa Required
NORWAY90 Days
OMAN30 Days
PAKISTANVisa Required
PAKISTAN Diplomatic/Official Passport14 Days
PALAU14 Days
PALESTINE (STATES OF)Visa Required
PANAMA30 Days
PAPUA NEW GUINEA90 Days
PARAGUAY30 Days
PERU30 Days
Special Peruvian passportsVisa Required
PHILIPPINES14 Days
PITCAIRN, HENDERSON, DUCIE & OENO ISLANDS90 Days
POLAND90 Days
PORTUGAL90 Days
QATAR30 Days
ROMANIA90 Days
RUSSIAN FEDERATION14 Days
RWANDAVisa Required
SAMOA (WESTERN)30 Days
SAN MARINO90 Days
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE14 Days
SAUDI ARABIA30 Days
SENEGALVisa Required
SERBIA (Republic of) (holders of Serbian biometric passports only)14 Days
SERBIA (Republic of) ((holders of Serbian non-biometric passports )Visa Required
SEYCHELLES90 Days
SIERRA LEONEVisa Required
SINGAPORE90 Days
SLOVAK REPUBLIC90 Days
SLOVENIA90 Days
SOLOMON ISLANDSVisa Required
SOMALIAVisa Required
SOUTH AFRICA30 Days
SOUTH SUDANVisa Required
SPAIN90 Days
SRI LANKAVisa Required
SRI LANKA DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL PASSPORT14 Days
ST. HELENA90 Days
ST. HELENA DEPENDENCIES (ASCENSION, TRISTAN DA CUNHA)90 Days
ST. KITTS – NEVIS ANGUILLA90 Days
ST. LUCIA90 Days
ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES90 Days
SUDANVisa Required
SURINAME14 Days
SWAZILAND90 Days
SWEDEN90 Days
SWITZERLAND90 Days
SYRIAVisa Required
TAJIKISTANVisa Required
TANZANIA90 Days
THAILAND30 Days
THE SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS90 Days
THE SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS OF AKROTIRI AND DHEKELIA90 Days
TOGOVisa Required
TOGO Diplomatic/Official Passport14 Days
TONGA90 Days
Tongan National passportsVisa Required
Tongan Protected Persons passportsVisa Required
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO90 Days
TUNISIA30 Days
TURKEY90 Days
TURKMENISTANVisa Required
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS90 Days
TUVALU90 Days
TUVALU (with national status stated as ‘I-TUVALU’)Visa Required
UGANDA30 Days
UKRAINE14 Days
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES30 Days
URUGUAY90 Days
Uruguay passports issued under Decree 289/90Visa Required
U.S.A.90 Days
US TRUST TERRITORY OF PACIFIC ISLANDS (holders of US Trust Territory passports only)14 Days
UZBEKISTANVisa Required
VANUATU90 Days
VATICAN CITY14 Days
Vatican Service passportsVisa Required
VENEZUELA90 Days
VIETNAMVisa Required
YEMEN (REPUBLIC OF)Visa Required
ZAMBIA90 Days
ZIMBABWE90 Days
All ‘stateless’ travel document holdersVisa Required
Nationals of other foreign countries do not require visas for a visit7 Days

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