Most travelers are visa except if they plan to go to Hong Kong. This is because 170 nationalities are visa-exempt, and India is one of them. This means that a visa for Hong Kong as a Indian passport holder is not required. However, there is one particular requirement that you will need to meet, and that is the pre-arrival registration. While Indian citizens can travel to Hong Kong and stay there for up to 14 days Per Entry, they need to have this document filled out in order to enter. Fortunately, the registration can be done online using the services provided by iVisa.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have an Indian passport, do I need a visa to visit Hong Kong?
If pre-arrival registration cost is zero, why do I need to pay?
If you apply ahead you will avoid wasting hours in the airport waiting to fill out the registration. For a small fee, you will be able to enter Hong Kong quickly and stress free.
What is a Hong Kong Pre-Arrival Registration (PAR)?
This is a program that the Hong Kong government implemented to continue its 14 days Per Entry visa-free requirement for Indian nationals. This program went into effect on Jan 2017.
How long can visitors with an Indian passport stay in Hong Kong with a pre-arrival registration?
Indians can stay in Hong Kong for a maximum of 14 days Per Entry with Multiple Entry.
Also, you need to know that this pre-registration document has a validity of 180 days after issued.
What are the documents required to apply?
When you apply for the pre-arrival registration online on iVisa’s website, the requirements are easy. Here is what you must provide so that iVisa can process the registration for you:
Passport – all Indian applicants must have a valid passport that remains valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Hong Kong.
Valid e-mail address – iVisa will send you the notification slip via e-mail, which is why you need an e-mail address registered to which you have access.
Means of payment – the payment must be made during the application process, and iVisa accepts multiple means of payment such as credit/debit cards and Paypal.
What are the processing times and prices?
Here are your options:
Standard processing – you will receive your notification slip in 2 days, and you will be charged USD 20.00.
Rush processing – this time, it will take 36 hours for your application to be processed, and you need to pay USD 50.00.
Super Rush processing – this is the fastest option you can have, and you can use it while checking in your flight. It takes only 24 hours to receive the registration notification slip, but you will need to pay USD 70.00.
Click here to start your application.
How does the Hong Kong pre-registration work?
Effective January 23, 2017, Indian nationals must complete online pre-arrival registration in order to enjoy the current 14 days Per Entry visa-free visit or enter Hong Kong during transit. Please note that this registration is not necessary if you are transiting by air and not leaving the airport transit area.
Each pre-arrival registration for an Indian national will be valid for six months or until the expiration date of their Indian passport used in the application, whichever comes first. Provided that the immigration requirements are met, registrants may use their valid notification slip together with their valid Indian passport to make multiple visa-free visits to Hong Kong. These authorized registrants may stay in Hong Kong for up to 14 days Per Entry.
How long does it take to apply for a pre-arrival registration?
The application is very easy to fill out and you will be done in less than 20 minutes.
How can I apply for a pre-arrival registration?
iVisa has created a quick and simple application process so you will not spend too much time on it. But if you require any help during the process, iVisa provides a 24/7 personalized support service you can reach 24/7.
There are three steps you need to complete your application:
The first one will require you to fill in your general information such as name, address, passport info, and so on. After that, you must also select a processing time
The second step consists of revision and payment. It is crucial for you to make sure all the information on your form is 100 % accurate and there are no typos or errors of any kind. You will not have the chance to make other corrections along the way. As for payment, use one of the methods mentioned before.
The third and last step of the application process is for additional documents upload (if necessary), and you must also answer a set of personal questions. That should not take you long and the questions are straight forward.
Click [here]((/apply-online/hong-kong?nationality=IN&selectedVisaCategory=17) to apply. Once you are done with that, just submit your application and wait for the pre-arrival registration notification slip to arrive at your inbox in the timeframe of your choice.
Do I need to get a pre-registration document for my kids too?
Yes. All foreign citizens wishing to travel to Hong Kong require this document, even kids.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible to assist you.
If we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my pre-registration document?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.