Hong Kong Visa

Hong Kong is a very important transit city for international flights, especially for those who want to visit mainland China. It is good to know that passport holders of 170 countries and regions can transit or stay in Hong Kong without a visa, there some certain nationals need to apply for a visa. Different from the visa for mainland China, Hong Kong as a Special Administrative Region (SAR) has its own visa policy and requirements.

Do I need a visa to travel to Hong Kong?

Nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong without a visa/entry permit for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days. For example, USA citizens, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders and Singaporeans can enter and stay in Hong Kong without visa for 90 days, UK citizens for 180 days, and Indians for 14 days.

How to Apply for a Hong Kong Visa

Basic Requirements

An application for a visa/entry permit to enter the HKSAR for a visit or transit may be favorably considered if:

  • The applicant's bona fides are not in doubt;
  • The applicant has adequate funds to cover the duration of his/her stay without working.
  • Where the application is for a transit visa/entry permit, and the applicant holds an onward ticket to the place of his/her destination, unless the destination is the Mainland of China or Macao.

Documents Needed

HK Visa Application

1. Passport: with minimum validity of one month to six months (depending on nationality) after the intended stay in Hong Kong
2. HKSAR Application Form: freely obtained from the Immigration Department Headquarters, Immigration Branch Offices, Overseas Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions and HKSAR Government Offices outside Hong Kong
3. A recent passport photo affixed on the application form: between 55mm×45mm and 50mm×40mm
4. Photocopy of proof of financial standing, e.g. bank statements
5. Copy of transportation arrangement, e.g. flight itinerary
6. Relevant proof according to the purpose to HK

Submission of Application

The Application and all supporting documents should be submitted to the HKSAR Immigration Department by post directly or through the local sponsor.

To shorten the processing time, application forms and supporting documents can be sent by fax to (852) 2824 1133 in the first instance. However, the original copy of the duly completed application forms and the photograph required should be sent immediately to the Hong Kong Immigration Department by air mail. A visa/entry permit will be issued only on receipt of original, properly completed visa application forms.

How long does processing a Hong Kong Visa take?

It normally takes four weeks to process a visit/transit visa/entry permit application upon receipt of all the required documents.

How much does a Hong Kong Visa cost?

  Item Fees
1 Ordinary visa HKD 230
2 Transit visa HKD 120
3 Change of conditions of stay or extension of limit of stay HKD 230
4 Endorsement of a travel document for which no specific fee is provided HKD 240
5 Service charge for supplying, on application, a copy of any document; or for making, forwarding, or both, a request or recommendation to any authority of a foreign state or Commonwealth country, for consular or nationality registration or for the issue or renewal of a passport or other travel document or of a document of identity; or for granting of a visa or entry permit HKD 260
Note: 1 USD ≈ 7.8 HKD

HKSAR Visa Requirements for the Following Foreign Countries/Territories

National of foreign country (territory)/Type of travel document Visa free period for visit not exceeding Always require VISA, except in direct transit by air and when the person does not leave the airport transit area
AFGHANISTAN - Visa Required
ALBANIA (holders of Albanian biometric passports only) 14 days -
ALBANIA (holders of Albanian non-biometric passports) - Visa Required
ALGERIA 14 Days -
ANDORRA 90 Days -
ANGOLA - Visa Required
ANDORRA 90 Days -
ANGOLA - Visa Required
ANGUILLA 90 Days

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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA 90 Days -
ARGENTINA 90 Days -
ARMENIA 30 Days -
AUSTRALIA 90 Days -
AUSTRIA 90 Days -
AZERBAIJAN - Visa Required
BAHAMAS 90 Days -
BAHRAIN 30 Days -
BANGLADESH - Visa Required
BARBADOS 90 Days -
BELARUS 30 Days -
BELGIUM 90 Days -
BELIZE 90 Days -
BENIN 14 Days -
BERMUDA 90 Days -
BHUTAN 14 Days -
BOLIVIA 30 Days -
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 14 Days -
BOTSWANA 90 Days -
BRAZIL 90 Days -
BRITAIN (British citizens) 180 Days -
BRITAIN (British Overseas Territories citizens, British Overseas citizens, British subjects and British Protected persons) 90 Days -
BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 90 Days -
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 90 Days -
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 90 Days -
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 90 Days -
BULGARIA 90 Days -
BURKINA FASO 14 Days -
BURUNDI - Visa Required
CAMBODIA - Visa Required
CAMEROON - Visa Required
CANADA 90 Days -
CAPE VERDE (REPUBLIC OF) 30 Days -
CAYMAN ISLANDS 90 Days -
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Visa Required
CHAD 14 Days -
CHILE 90 Days -
COLOMBIA 90 Days -
COMOROS 14 Days -
CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF) (Formerly known as Zaire) - Visa Required
CONGO (REPUBLIC OF) - Visa Required
COSTA RICA 30 Days -
Costa Rican Provisional passports - Visa Required
"Documento de Identidad Y Viaje" issued by Costa Rican Government - Visa Required
COTE D'IVOIRE (REPUBLIC OF) - Visa Required
CROATIA 90 Days -
CUBA - Visa Required
CYPRUS (REPUBLIC OF) 90 Days -
CZECH REPUBLIC 90 Days -
DENMARK 90 Days -
DJIBOUTI 14 Days -
DOMINICA (COMMONWEALTH OF) 90 Days -
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 30 Days -
ECUADOR 90 Days -
EGYPT 90 Days -
EL SALVADOR 30 Days -
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 14 Days -
ERITREA - Visa Required
ESTONIA 90 Days -
ETHIOPIA - Visa Required
FALKLAND ISLANDS & DEPENDENCIES 90 Days -
FAROE ISLANDS 90 Days -
FIJI 90 Days -
FINLAND 90 Days -
FRANCE 90 Days -
GABON 14 Days -
GAMBIA - Visa Required
GEORGIA - Visa Required
GERMANY 90 Days -
GHANA - Visa Required
GIBRALTAR 90 Days -
GREECE 90 Days -
GREENLAND 90 Days -
GRENADA 90 Days -
GUATEMALA 30 Days -
GUINEA 14 Days -
GUINEA-BISSAU - Visa Required
GUYANA 90 Days -
HAITI 14 Days -
HONDURAS 30 Days -
HUNGARY 90 Days -
ICELAND 90 Days -
INDIA 14 Days Pre-arrival registration required%
INDONESIA 30 Days -
IRAN - Visa Required
IRAQ - Visa Required
IRELAND (REPUBLIC OF) 90 Days -
ISRAEL 90 Days -
ITALY 90 Days -
JAMAICA 90 Days -
JAPAN 90 Days -
JORDAN 30 Days -
KAZAKHSTAN 14 Days -
KENYA 90 Days -
KIRIBATI 90 Days -
KOREA (DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF) - Visa Required
KOREA (REPUBLIC OF) 90 Days -
KUWAIT 30 Days -
KYRGYZSTAN - Visa Required
LAOS - Visa Required
LATVIA 90 Days -
LEBANON - Visa Required
LESOTHO 14 Days -
LIBERIA - Visa Required
LIBYA - Visa Required
LIECHTENSTEIN 90 Days -
LITHUANIA 90 Days -
LUXEMBOURG 90 Days -
MADAGASCAR 14 Days -
MALAWI 90 Days -
MALAYSIA 90 Days -
MALDIVES 90 Days -
MALI 14 Days -
MALTA 90 Days -
MARSHALL ISLANDS (REPUBLIC OF) 14 Days -
MAURITANIA 14 Days -
MAURITIUS 90 Days -
MEXICO 90 Days -
MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF) 14 Days -
MOLDOVA (REPUBLIC OF) - Visa Required
MONACO 90 Days -
MONGOLIA 14 Days -
MONTENEGRO ( REPUBLIC OF ) 14 Days -
MONTSERRAT 90 Days -
MOROCCO 30 Days -
MOZAMBIQUE 14 Days -
MYANMAR - Visa Required
NAMIBIA 90 Days -
NAURU 90 Days -
NEPAL - Visa Required
NETHERLANDS 90 Days -
NEW ZEALAND 90 Days -
NICARAGUA - Visa Required
NIGER 14 Days -
NIGERIA - Visa Required
NORTH MACEDONIA 14 Days -
NORWAY 90 Days -
OMAN 30 Days -
PAKISTAN - Visa Required
PALAU 14 Days -
PALESTINE (STATE OF) - Visa Required
PANAMA 30 Days -
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 90 Days -
PARAGUAY 30 Days -
PERU 30 Days -
Special Peruvian passports - Visa Required
PHILIPPINES 14 Days -
PITCAIRN, HENDERSON, DUCIE & OENO ISLANDS 90 Days -
POLAND 90 Days -
PORTUGAL 90 Days -
QATAR 30 Days -
ROMANIA 90 Days -
RUSSIAN FEDERATION 14 Days -
RWANDA - Visa Required
SAMOA 30 Days -
SAN MARINO 90 Days -
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 14 Days -
SAUDI ARABIA 30 Days -
SENEGAL - Visa Required
SERBIA (REPUBLIC OF) (holders of Serbian biometric passports only) 14 Days -
SERBIA (REPUBLIC OF) (holders of Serbian non-biometric passports or Serbian passports issued by the Coordination Directorate in Belgrade) - Visa Required
SEYCHELLES 90 Days -
SIERRA LEONE - Visa Required
SINGAPORE 90 Days -
SLOVAK REPUBLIC 90 Days -
SLOVENIA 90 Days -
SOLOMON ISLANDS - Visa Required
SOMALIA - Visa Required
SOUTH AFRICA 30 Days -
SOUTH SUDAN - Visa Required
SPAIN 90 Days -
SRI LANKA - Visa Required
ST. HELENA 90 Days -
ST. HELENA DEPENDENCIES (ASCENSION, TRISTAN DA CUNHA) 90 Days -
ST. KITTS - NEVIS ANGUILLA 90 Days -
ST. LUCIA 90 Days -
ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 90 Days -
SUDAN - Visa Required
SURINAME 14 Days -
SWAZILAND 90 Days -
SWEDEN 90 Days -
SWITZERLAND 90 Days -
SYRIA - Visa Required
TAJIKISTAN - Visa Required
TANZANIA 90 Days -
THAILAND 30 Days -
THE SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 90 Days -
THE SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS OF AKROTIRI AND DHEKELIA 90 Days -
TOGO - Visa Required
TONGA 90 Days -
Tongan National passports - Visa Required
Tongan Protected Persons passports - Visa Required
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 90 Days -
TUNISIA 30 Days -
TURKEY 90 Days -
TURKMENISTAN - Visa Required
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 90 Days -
TUVALU 90 Days -
TUVALU (with national status stated as 'I-TUVALU') - Visa Required
UGANDA 30 Days -
UKRAINE 14 Days -
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 30 Days -
URUGUAY 90 Days -
Uruguay passports issued under Decree 289/90 - Visa Required
U.S.A. 90 Days -
US TRUST TERRITORY OF PACIFIC ISLANDS (holders of US Trust Territory passports only) 14 Days -
UZBEKISTAN - Visa Required
VANUATU 90 Days -
VATICAN CITY 14 Days -
Vatican Service passports - Visa Required
VENEZUELA 90 Days -
VIETNAM - Visa Required
YEMEN (REPUBLIC OF) - Visa Required
ZAMBIA 90 Days -
ZIMBABWE 90 Days -
All 'stateless' travel document holders - Visa Required
Nationals of other foreign countries do not require visas for a visit 7 Days -

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