Before January 23rd, 2017, all Indian passport holders could obtain a Hong Kong visa on arrival; however, that document was replaced with the pre-arrival registration. The process of obtaining such a document is entirely online, and you can get it faster than you think.
We're going to give you in this post, the most important information about this visa before you apply for it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a Hong Kong Pre-Arrival Registration (PAR)?
This is a special visa that the Hong Kong government implemented to continue the 14 days Per Entry visa-free requirement for Indian nationals.
I have an Indian passport, do I need this visa?
Yes, all Indian travelers need a Pre-Arrival Registration or PAR before entering Hong Kong.
How long can Indians stay in Hong Kong with a PAR?
If you have an Indian passport, you can stay 14 days Per Entry in Hong Kong.
What documents do I need to apply for the PAR?
The process is quite simple, and iVisa makes sure that you do not go through too much of a hassle. First of all, you need to provide some information so that they can send you the notification document. You must provide the following things:
Passport – all Indian applicants must have a passport that remains valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Hong Kong
Valid email address – when you apply online, iVisa will send you the notification slip via email, which is why you need an email address to which you have access.
Means of payment – the payment must be made during the application process, and iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment such as credit/debit cards and PayPal.
Once you have all of that, you can move on and fill in the application form. Rest assured that iVisa created a simple and comprehensive form so that you do not spend too much time on it. You should be done with it in just 20 minutes, and if you need any help, iVisa provides a free support service 24/7.
How long is this Hong Kong PAR valid?
This e-Visa expires 180 days after issued. Keep this in mind when applying.
What are the processing times and prices for the Hong Kong PAR?
While the notification slip itself is free, you need to pay us for processing services. Remember that you're paying for a fast resolution, so if you really want your visa as fast as possible, you have to pay more. Here is what you can choose from:
Standard processing – you will receive your notification slip in 2 days day, 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 have, and you can use it while checking in to your flight. It takes only 24 hours to receive the registration notification slip, but you need to pay USD 70.00 for the urgency.
How can I apply for a Hong Kong PAR?
The application form is divided into three easy steps.
The first one will ask you to fill in some personal information. You must also select a processing time at this point, and iVisa gives you three options. Keep in mind that your choice determines the cost of the registration.
Step number two will require you to do a quick revision of your application and make the payment. It is imperative that you check your application for typos. Otherwise, you need to repeat the process.
The last step consists of a few personal questions. You will have an easy time going through them, and you should be done in no time. After that, just submit your application and wait for iVisa to send you the notification slip via email.
I want to visit Hong Kong with my wife and children. Do we need to apply for a PAR individually?
Yes, each family member must apply for a PAR individually.
What document will I receive after my PAR is accepted?
You will receive a Notification Slip after your PAR is approved. You must present this once you arrive.
How do I know if my PAR is approved?
We will let you know about this approval through an e-mail, so you should stay alert.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Hong Kong PAR?
It totally is. We know there are a lot of people believing that online information can leak easily, but we guarantee that this won't happen thanks to our modern system and our professional team. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what thousands of happy customers say about us here.
I still have some doubts, where do I find more info about this PAR?
It's true that Hong Kong visa on arrival for Indian citizens is no longer available, but the online pre-arrival registration is so much easier to obtain. You do not have to stand in any lines. Get ready for your travel with iVisa and just worry about your luggage! Hong Kong is waiting for you.