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Is a Hong Kong visa on arrival available?

Is a Hong Kong visa on arrival available?
iVisa | Updated on Jun 21, 2019

Visas on arrival are very comfortable to get, especially since you do not have to go through a lengthy process before your departure, but as far as Hong Kong is concerned, such a document is not available. It may be because only 19 nationalities must apply for a Hong Kong tourist visa, while about 170 states are visa-exempt. The Hong Kong visa on arrival used to be available, but only for Indian citizens. However, as of January 2017, it was replaced with the Pre-arrival Registration, which is a requirement for Indian citizens only.

PLEASE NOTE: The answers you will find below are based on the information for Indian citizens. Data can vary depending on your nationality.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I have an Indian passport, do I need a visa to visit Hong Kong?

No, but you need a Pre-arrival Registration. You can check requirements here.

If the Pre-arrival Registration cost is zero, why do I need to pay?

Applying with us will avoid wasting hours lining in the airport waiting to complete your pre-arrival registration. iVisa offers you this option for only USD 20.00.

What is a Pre-arrival Registration?

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 in January 2017.

How long can visitors with Indian passport stay in Hong Kong with a Pre-arrival Registration?

Visitors carrying a Pre-arrival Registration can enter Hong Kong for a maximum of 14 days Per Entry. All visits are strictly limited to business or tourism, so you can NOT seek paid work or employment.

What are the documents required to apply?

To apply online with us, you just need a couple of documents that it is probable you already have:

  • Indian passport - needs to be valid for at least six months.

  • Means of payment - iVisa accepts credit/debit cards or a Paypal account.

How long is the Pre-arrival Registration valid?

The Pre-arrival Registration is valid for 180 days from the date of approval.

What are the processing times and prices?

For the Pre-arrival Registration, iVisa offers you the Standard Processing. With it, your visa application is processed within 48 hours, and the price is USD 20.00 (service fees included).

Click here to start your application.

How long does it take to apply for a Hong Kong Pre-arrival Registration?

Less than 10 minutes. You just need to send your application to Hong Kong with iVisa. We will take care of the rest and shortly we will let you know the status of the application by email.

How can I apply for a Hong Kong Pre-arrival Registration?

The application for a Pre-arrival Registrarion is really easy. It has only three steps:

  1. The first step will ask you to fill in your general information.

  2. The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.

  3. The last step consists of a questionnaire. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.

Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.

What happens after I have applied?

Once the application is done, you will receive a Notification Slip of your Pre-arrival Registration by email. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time. Then, present a printed version of it along with your passport once you enter Hong Kong. The notification slip must be printed on a sheet of blank letter-sized white paper. Double-sided or reduced printing will not be accepted.

How many times can I enter Hong Kong with a Pre-arrival Registration?

The Pre-arrival Registration allows Multiple Entry.

Do I need to get a Pre-arrival Registration for my kids too?

Yes. You and your family members are required to apply for a Pre-arrival Registration individually. Even kids.

How can I apply for my family or friends?

You can perfectly apply for friends or family. Just make sure to have all the required documents (you can see above in this article). Then, just apply here introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the data required.

Do I need a Pre-arrival Registration if I am in transit through Hong Kong?

If you will NOT leave the transit lounge at the airport while in Hong Kong, then you are not required to have a Pre-arrival Registration. Otherwise, if you wish to leave the airport, then you HAVE TO apply for a Hong Kong Pre-arrival Registration.

How do I know if my Pre-arrival Registration is approved?

We will notify you by email as soon as the Hong Kong government approves your Pre-arrival Registration.

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 via online chat 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-arrival Registration?

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.

I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?

For a faster resolution click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives. Alternatively, you can find more info and FAQs here.

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