Is a Hong Kong visa on arrival available?
iVisa | 5 min read | Updated on Oct 04, 2023

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, is it a requirement to apply for a visa?

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

If the Pre-arrival Registration doesn't cost, why do I need to pay?

Applying with us will avoid wasting hours lining at the airport waiting to complete your pre-arrival registration. iVisa offers you this service for only USD $42.49.

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 confined to business or tourism, and that means that you can't solicit paid occupation or job.

In order to get this document, which documents must I gather first?

For the online application, you just need a couple of documents that you probably already have:

  • Indian passport - with a min validity of 6-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 after issued

What are the processing times and prices?

For the Pre-arrival Registration, iVisa offers you the Standard Processing. Utilizing this service your visa application is processed inside 2 days, and also the cost is USD $42.49.

If you want to know of the other processing alternatives, you can go here and discover all the details.

Will it take me a long time to apply for the Hong Kong PA?

Less than 10 minutes. You just need to send your application with iVisa.

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

The application for a Pre-arrival Registration is straightforward. It's just 3 steps:

  1. Step one will ask you to fill in your overall information.

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

  3. The final step is made up of a poll. Other documents may be needed too, but it is dependent on conditions.

Click here to begin. Once you are done, you can submit your form and await your visa to arrive. If you happen to require help filling out your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.

What happens after I have applied?

Once the program is finished, you'll be given a notification slip of your Pre-arrival Registration. No need to apply with the embassy or go to an office to process it. We do all for you so that you do not lose precious time. After receiving the document, present a version of this 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 minors can apply for the PA registration?

They must apply too. You and your family members can apply for a Pre-arrival Registration individually.

How can I apply for my family or friends?

You are able to submit an application for family or friends by, first, making certain to get all of the necessary documents (you can see previously in this article.) Afterward, simply apply here introducing their information. In the event you want to apply for more than 1 individual, it is possible to do this by clicking 'Insert new candidate' from the application form and finishing the information required.

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

If you don't 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'll contact you once the Hong Kong's government approves your Pre-arrival Registration.

What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

If you made an error when inputting your information online then please contact our customer service representatives when possible through online chat to help you. If we submitted your application, then you cannot make any adjustments and you'll need to use again but we won't bill you a different service fee.

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Pre-arrival Registration?

A lot of people think that online information leaks and that their private info is in danger of getting into the incorrect hands. That is not the case with our services. We provide maximum security for your personal data and we invest a great deal in the safety of our database. Your information couldn't be safer. You can assess what hundreds of happy clients say about us here.

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

To get a quicker response click here and begin chatting with a few of our client service agents. As an alternative, you can find more information and FAQs here.

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