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Last updated: September 2022

The Hong Kong pre-arrival registration PAR for Indian nationals is an electronic document that allows ordinary passport holders from India to travel to Hong Kong for multiple visits, with each visit lasting no more than 14 days, without the requirement for a paper visa.

You can now complete the PAR application online with iVisa.com with our user-friendly visa process. Find more important travel information below, such as entry requirements, COVID-19 regulations, traveling with minors and more.

What is the Hong Kong pre-arrival registration?

In 2017, the Hong Kong pre-arrival registration was introduced for Indian citizens traveling visa-free to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) for up to 14 days. This document will be submitted to the Hong Kong authorities by our expert visa agents, who will review the contents and ensure the pre-arrival registration has been filled out correctly.

Foreign citizens without the appropriate visa or travel documents may be denied entry, so consult iVisa.com's expert agents about the immigration requirements for Indian nationals today.

Who is eligible to apply for the Hong Kong PAR?

The Hong Kong pre-arrival registration is mandatory for all Indian citizens who want to make use of visa-free entry to the city for up to 14 days.

Indian nationals with a valid Indian passport linked to their pre-arrival registration can enter Hong Kong without needing to apply for a paper visa in advance. Please note that the Hong Kong PAR is only available for Indian passport holders who will visit Hong Kong for up to 14 days. If you are an Indian national who wants to work or study in this destination, you should apply for a Hong Kong visa instead.

How long can I stay in Hong Kong with the pre-arrival registration?

Indian nationals can visit Hong Kong for up to 14 days. Upon completion of the Hong Kong PAR application, visitors from India can also use the document to leave the airport transit area. The pre-arrival registration is valid for up to six months, and travelers with a valid Indian passport can use it to enter Hong Kong on multiple occasions.

What are the minimum application requirements for an Indian passport holder?

To apply for the pre-arrival registration as an Indian passport holder, you will need to submit the following information and documents:

  • A copy of an Indian passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of arrival is a strictly-enforced requirement for Indian nationals entering Hong Kong.
  • Valid email address to send you your confirmation and copy of your approved PAR.

If you are an Indian national, and you have just discovered that your passport is due to expire soon, renew it now to ensure that your application can be successfully submitted with an Indian passport that remains valid throughout your visit and thereafter.

Indian nationals who previously had a valid HKSAR travel pass may find that they need another PAR notification slip to be associated with their new passport for a smooth entry into this former British colony.

Do I need a pre-arrival registration if I'm transiting through Hong Kong?

Indian citizens are permitted to transit through Hong Kong without the requirement for a pre-arrival registration, provided they are in direct transit and will not leave the transit area of the airport. Travelers who wish to leave the airport or the transit area for an extended period must still apply. The Hong Kong immigration department authorities will request this document when the traveler passes border control or leaves the airport.

How to apply for the pre-arrival registration for Hong Kong as an Indian national

Get your Hong Kong pre-travel registration in three simple steps:

  • First, read all the information and fill out your personal details. Then, choose the preferred processing time.
  • Second, double-check and verify your information and pay the iVisa.com service fee with a debit or credit card.
  • Third, attach any documents needed and click on the submit button to confirm the application form.

Read all info carefully and double-check any spelling. If you make a mistake and have already submitted the form, it may be difficult to change this. Once you receive your completed pre-travel approval by email, you'll need to print this to show to airport officials upon arrival in Hong Kong.

How much does it cost to apply for the Hong Kong pre-arrival registration?

This document is essential for Indian citizens who want to visit Hong Kong for tourism or business without a visa. If you have a valid Indian passport, you can apply with iVisa.com today. Our processing fees are competitive, and we offer express processing options:

  • Standard Processing: This option takes USD $116.99 for a fee of USD $38.99.
  • Rush Processing: For those who need their pre-arrival visa a little sooner, this option takes just 36 hours for a service fee of USD $64.99.
  • Super Rush Processing: If you’re leaving very soon and still need to arrange our travel documents, choose this option, which takes only 24 hours for a fee of USD $116.99.

Do minors need to apply for a Pre Arrival Registration?

Each individual, including children and minors, should complete an application form, as the PAR notification slip that is provided will be matched to a unique passport number. Normal immigration requirements will also apply, such as the necessity for a new passport if it expires within six months of arrival.

COVID-19 restrictions and requirements to enter Hong Kong

It is recommended that all travelers check with their transport operators before traveling because the Hong Kong government may change entry restrictions at any time. Travelers must also complete a Health Declaration Form online prior to arrival.

Do I need to take a COVID test to visit Hong Kong?

All passengers aged 3 and older must take a COVID-19 antigen test within 24 hours before traveling. Travelers coming from mainland China, Macao, and transit passengers are exempted from this requirement.

Note: Travelers are advised to complete the online Health Declaration Form after they have obtained the negative RAT result.

Do I need to quarantine after arrival in Hong Kong?

Arrivals from Macao or mainland China:

  • Quarantine requirements: Self-monitoring for 3 days.
    • Quarantine testing: a PCR on day 2.

Arrivals from Taiwan and rest of the world:

  • Quarantine requirements: 3-day medical surveillance.
    • Quarantine testing: Daily rapid antigen tests until day 7 and a PCR test on day 2, 4 and 6.

Do I need proof of vaccination to enter Hong Kong?

Hong Kong now allows foreign visitors who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. A vaccination certificate in English or Chinese must be presented, along with a written confirmation in English or Chinese.

COVID-19 vaccination certificates are mandatory if you are coming from any country except mainland China, Taiwan or Macao. However, unvaccinated children under 12 accompanied by fully vaccinated parents are exempt from this requirement.

Accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca, Anhui Zhifei Longcom, Covaxin, Pfizer, CanSinoBIO, Sputnik V, Vero Cell, Janssen, Moderna, Nuvoxavid, Covishield, Covovax, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.

Who can I talk to if I have more questions?

The iVisa.com experts have years of experience completing visa applications for tourists and business travelers all over the world. Let them handle your PAR application with care. Our 100% online service means you don't need to waste time on paperwork and visits to embassies. Reach out to a customer service agent online or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Required Documents to Apply
  • Indian passport with at least 6 months of validity

  • Credit/debit card

Important Instructions
  • Travelers who wish to visit Hong Kong must have an Indian passport valid for at least 6 months beyond their planned date of entry.

  • On each visit, the registrant may stay in the HKSAR for up to 14 days Per Entry.

  • Visitors must leave Hong Kong within 14 days Per Entry. If there is a special/urgent need to stay longer, visitors may request an extension of stay application up to 7 days before their visa expires.

  • Pre-arrival registration for Indian nationals will be valid for six months, or until the expiration date of their Indian passport, whichever comes first.

  • In cases where pre-arrival registration is denied/unsuccessful, Indian nationals can apply for an entry visa from the Hong Kong immigration department in-person.

  • If the applicant renews or replaces his/her Indian passport or changes his/her personal details after pre-arrival registration, the registrant must re-apply for pre-arrival registration using the new passport or personal details.

  • We suggest that passengers verify their information, print out the documentation, and bring a physical copy of it on their trip. The check-in staff at the airports can also verify the registration on their system, however, we highly recommend that clients keep a physical or electronic copy.

  • Due to the current situation in the world, Hong Kong is now requiring a Health Declaration which is aimed at all nationalities planning to enter Hong Kong. This means that you will not only need a pre-arrival registration, but also, the health declaration.

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On iVisa.com, you can get your pre-arrival registration document quickly and easily without dealing with any offices or embassies. Apply now and avoid wasting hours trying to complete the whole process at the airport. By using our services you will be able to get your document quicker and you will have more time to enjoy your trip!
The Pre-Arrival Registration allows you to stay 14 days Per Entry with a Multiple Entry type. You can use this document for 180 days after issued or until your Indian passport expires.

You should carry with you the landing slip and your Indian passport during your stay in Hong Kong. In general, you will only need to present your Indian passport for immigration clearance upon departure.

NOTE: In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Hong Kong is now requesting additional health documents, which you should obtain before traveling:

  • QR Code of the Health Declaration Form (offered at iVisa.com)
Yes. You are still required to present an "Arrival / Departure Card" for immigration clearance upon arrival / departure.
You may reprint the notification slip in your email account. Alternatively, you may retrieve and reprint the notification slip by using your ivisa account.
The notification slip must be printed on a sheet of blank letter-sized white paper. Double-sided or reduced printing will not be accepted.
Data inconsistency between the notification slip and your Indian passport will render the registration invalid and lead to refusal of your boarding a conveyance bound for Hong Kong and entry to Hong Kong. You should re-apply for PAR by inputting information which is exactly the same as it appears in your Indian passport.

Our service does NOT provide an actual visa for this nationality. We will provide you a pre-arrival registration document. Upon arrival, you will need to present this letter and your Passport at the immigration area so you will be allowed to enter Hong Kong.

NOTE: Other documents will be required upon entry to Hong Kong, including the Health Declaration, which can be obtained online from our iVisa page.

The counters assigned for pre-arrival registration, are designated to the immigration officers. Once you arrive at the airport, you must go to one of these modules and present your document. We are informed that officials can review your registration in your system, however, we recommend you to always have a physical or electronic copy of the document.

Before arriving at this section, you must approach the border control point staff upon entering Hong Kong and show the QR code of your Health Declaration, along with other additional documents that will depend on your nationality.

No. You will only be allowed to make a new registration when your current registration has expired.
Generally speaking, visitors must depart Hong Kong before the expiry of their limit of stay. If there is a special/urgent need to stay longer, visitors may apply online for extension of stay when their remaining limit of stay is 3 to 14 days.
You will receive what is called a Notification Slip. You must present this upon entry, along with your Hong Kong Health Declaration.

A yellow fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

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