If you are a Chinese resident of Taiwan satisfying the following criteria, you can make use of this online service to apply for pre-arrival registration to visit the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR):
you were born in Taiwan; or
you were born outside Taiwan but have been admitted to Hong Kong as a Taiwan resident before; and
you are not in possession of any travel document issued by other authorities outside Taiwan (except “Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents” (commonly known as “Tai Bao Zheng”); and Entry Permit and iPermit issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR).
How to Register
If you are eligible for this online service, you may click the link below to register.
Pre-arrival registration is free of charge. During the registration, you need to provide the following data (the data must tally with those on your Taiwan re-entry travel document):
- Name in Chinese and English
- Alias in Chinese and English (if any)
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Taiwan identity card number
- Taiwan re-entry travel document number and validity
You are also required to select and answer one of the pre-defined identification questions as an identification key for subsequent use of the function “View / Print Registration Notification Slip” of this online service to view or reprint the notification slip.
You must hold a travel document valid for re-entry to Taiwan for at least six months when making a pre-arrival registration as well as upon arrival immigration clearance in the HKSAR.
- Provision of incorrect information or information inconsistent with the travel document for re-entry to Taiwan may render a registration invalid and/or lead to refusal of the registrant’s entry to the HKSAR.
- It is an offence for a registrant to make, or any person to aid or abet a registrant to make, any statement or representation which he knows to be false or does not believe to be true in order to obtain permission to enter the HKSAR.
After the required information has been inputted, the computer system will process the registration automatically. The registration result will be made known to you instantly.
If the registration is successful, you should print the “Notification Slip for Pre-arrival Registration for Taiwan Residents” (the notification slip) generated by the computer system on an A4 size blank white paper. You must check the inputted data on the notification slip to confirm they are true and correct and tally with those of your travel document for re-entry to Taiwan before signing on the notification slip. For a registrant who is under 16 years of age, either his/her parent or legal guardian must check the inputted data and sign on the notification slip.
In case the online pre-arrival registration cannot be completed, you may apply for an entry permit to the Immigration Department under the existing entry arrangement, if necessary. Please refer to the link below for details.
- Arrangements for Entry to Hong Kong for Overseas Chinese and Chinese residents of Taiwanhttp://www.immd.gov.hk/en/services/hk-visas/overseas-chinese-entry-arrangement/overseas-chinese.html
Validity of Registration
A pre-arrival registration is valid for two months and good for two entries to the HKSAR with a stay up to 30 days as a visitor on each landing, provided you meet the normal immigration requirements as mentioned below.
You will be allowed to make a new registration only when the registration has expired or has been used for two journeys.
You may check the validity of the registration and the number of remaining journey(s) through the “Validity Enquiry” function of this online service.
In case the notification slip is lost, defaced, damaged or not in compliance with the printing requirement etc, you are required to reprint the notification slip through the “View / Print Registration Notification Slip” function of this online service on your own. To use this function, you are required to input the exact answer to the identification question selected during the registration as an identification key or otherwise you will not be able to view or reprint the notification slip.
Immigration Clearance and Conditions of Stay
You must present the notification slip and your travel document for re-entry to Taiwan for immigration clearance in the HKSAR. If the notification slip is lost, defaced, damaged or not in compliance with the printing requirement etc, you are required to reprint the notification slip for immigration clearance on your own.
The issue of the notification slip does not guarantee your entry to the HKSAR. You are still subject to immigration control under the provisions of the Immigration Ordinance, Chapter 115, Laws of Hong Kong. Upon arrival examination, you need to fulfill the normal immigration requirements, such as having a valid travel document for re-entry to Taiwan, proof of onward/return trip arrangement and sufficient fund as well as having a bona fide purpose of visit, before entry to the HKSAR is granted.
If you are granted permission to land, you will be issued with a landing slip containing your name, Taiwan identity card number and the conditions of stay in the HKSAR. The number of journey(s) completed will be marked on the notification slip.
When the first journey is completed, you should retain the notification slip for the second journey. If the notification slip is lost, defaced or damaged after the first journey is completed, you are required to reprint the notification slip through the “View / Print Registration Notification Slip” function on your own. The computer system will generate a notification slip marked with the first journey completed for the use of second journey.
During your stay in the HKSAR, you must carry the notification slip, the landing slip and your travel document for re-entry to Taiwan as proof of your permitted stay in the HKSAR. You are not allowed to take any employment, whether paid or unpaid; establish or join in any business; or become a student at a school, university or other educational institution in the HKSAR.
Upon departure, you must present the notification slip, the landing slip and your travel document for re-entry to Taiwan for immigration clearance.
General Enquiries and Other Information
For general enquiries, please call (852) 2824 6111, send a fax to (852) 2877 7711 or send an email to email@example.com.
Further information on the service is also available in the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- FAQs about Pre-arrival Registration for Taiwan Residents/en/nonresidents/visarequire/docs/osfaq/faq_par.htm
- Relevant Newshttp://archive.news.gov.hk/en/categories/law_order/html/2012/08/20120821_161919.shtml
Last review date: September 2013