Immigration Services

Immigration Services

General Visa Requirements

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This one-stop web portal hosts a wide range of information on employment, education, investment and immigration matters as well as social, recreational and cultural activities for those wanting to learn more about relocating to and living in Hong Kong.

Immigration Guidelines for Entry to Hong Kong

Check out the entry visa/permit requirements for persons who wish to enter Hong Kong for leisure / social / business visits, employment, investment, training, study and residence.

Immigration Guidelines for Entry to Hong Kong

Visit Visa / Entry Permit Requirements and Applications

Nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong visa-free for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days. Check this webpage to learn whether you need a visa or entry permit to enter Hong Kong for a visit or transit.

The Individual Visit Scheme for Mainland Residents

Under the Individual Visit Scheme, residents of selected Mainland cities may visit Hong Kong in their individual capacities. Find a full list of the Mainland cities covered by the Scheme and links to the website of various provincial and city public security authorities on applications for exit endorsement.

The Individual Visit Scheme for Mainland Residents

Entry Arrangement for Mainland Residents

Find out the arrangement for Mainland residents to enter Hong Kong for settlement, official visits, private visits, transit, employment, training and study. Learn more about the application process, including supporting documents required, fees payable and processing time.

Entry Arrangement for Macao Residents

Macao residents holding different types of travel documents may enter Hong Kong for visit or transit for varying periods of time. Learn more about the arrangement here.

Entry Arrangement for Overseas Chinese and Chinese Residents of Taiwan

Holders of the People's Republic of China passports living overseas or Chinese residents of Taiwan need an appropriate entry permit to enter Hong Kong for visit, employment, training, study and residence. Find out how to apply for one here.

FAQs on Hong Kong Visas / Entry Permits

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Hong Kong visas or entry permits.

FAQs on Hong Kong Visas / Entry Permits

Fee for Visa Applications

Check out the fees payable for different types of visas and applications for extension of stay.

Performance Pledge for Issue of Visas and Permits

Check out the standard processing time for different types of visas and permits.

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