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Visa Information

Visa Information

In general, all visitors to Hong Kong must have a passport that is valid for at least one month after the period of their intended stay in Hong Kong. However, documents issued to stateless persons must be valid for a minimum of two months after the period of intended stay. Please contact the Immigration Department for further details.

Nationals of most countries do not require a visa to enter Hong Kong for tourism and can stay for periods varying from seven to 180 days, depending on nationality. If you’re unsure of your status, please check with any Chinese embassy or consulate.

More than 100 countries and territories have representative offices in Hong Kong. Their contact details are listed here. You can also find further details about visa requirements on the Immigration Department website.

With effect from 28 December 2021, the Immigration Department has introduced electronic services for visa applications in phases to allow applicants to complete the entire process of visa-related applications online. Please visit the Immigration Department website or click here for more details. 

Immigration and customs

Immigration and customs processes in Hong Kong are clear and efficient. Here, we’ve got all the info you’ll need to ensure you’re prepared for a smooth entry so you can just get on with what’s most important: having a good time in the city!


This pass provides simplified immigration procedures for frequent business travellers who hold valid passports and are eligible to come to Hong Kong without a visa or entry permit for the purposes of a visit.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must have a genuine need to visit Hong Kong frequently, and
  • you must have previously visited Hong Kong trouble-free on three or more occasions (not including side visits to the Mainland of China or Macao) in the 12 months prior to the application, or
  • the Director of Immigration must be satisfied that your visits may bring substantial benefits to Hong Kong.

Pass holders may use Hong Kong residents’ counters for simplified immigration clearance procedures.

Further details about this pass and a downloadable application form can be found on the Immigration Department website.


Frequent visitors to Hong Kong can now enjoy the convenience of computerised self-service e-Channels, which provide quick and easy immigration clearance.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Aged 18 or above;
  2. Holding a valid travel document and where appropriate, valid multiple visit visa;
  3. Holding one of the following documents:
    – HKSAR Travel Pass;
    – APEC Business Travel Card with ‘HKG’ printed on the reverse side; or
    – Frequent Flyer Programme membership card issued by airlines which have joined this scheme (please enquire with your airline for details).
  4. For passengers not holding one of the documents mentioned in item 3:
    – Holding a valid travel document which is not required to have entry visa/permit for entering the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR); and
    – Have made visits to the HKSAR by air via the Hong Kong International Airport no fewer than three times in the past 12 months immediately before enrolment for the e-Channel service.
  5. No adverse record in the HKSAR.

Successfully enrolled visitors can use the Frequent Visitor e-Channels at all control points. Please click here for details on the procedure for using the Frequent Visitor e-Channels.