VISIT/TRANSIT

  1. Introduction

This entry arrangement is for persons who require a visa/entry permit to visit/transit the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). If a person wishes to visit or transit the HKSAR but does not enjoy the visa waiver concession; or if he/she wishes to stay beyond the entitled visa free period, he/she must obtain a visa/entry permit before coming.

  1. Eligibility Criteria

An application for a visa/entry permit to enter the HKSAR for a visit or transit may be favourably considered if:

    1. the applicant's bona fides are not in doubt;
    2. the applicant has adequate funds to cover the duration of his/her stay without working; and
    3. where the application is for a transit visa/entry permit, he/she holds an onward ticket to the place of his/her destination unless the destination is the Mainland of China or Macao.

HKSAR visa requirements for the following foreign countries / territories:


Nationality of foreign country (Territory)/ Type of Travel Document

Visa free period for visit not exceeding

Always require VISA, except in direct transit by air and when the person does not leave the airport transit area

AFGHANISTAN

-

Visa Required

ALBANIA

-

Visa Required

ALGERIA

14 Days

-

ANDORRA

90 Days

-

ANGOLA (please see remarks)

-

Visa Required^

ANGOLA Diplomatic/Official Passport

14 Days

-

ANGUILLA

90 Days

-

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

90 Days

-

ARGENTINA

90 Days

-

ARMENIA

-

Visa Required

AUSTRALIA

90 Days

-

AUSTRIA

90 Days

-

AZERBAIJAN

-

Visa Required

BAHAMAS

90 Days

-

BAHRAIN

30 Days

-

BANGLADESH

-

Visa Required^

BANGLADESH Diplomatic/Official Passport

14 Days

-

BARBADOS

90 Days

-

BELARUS

-

Visa Required

BELGIUM

90 Days

-

BELIZE

90 Days

-

BENIN

14 Days

-

BERMUDA

90 Days

-

BHUTAN

14 Days

-

BOLIVIA

30 Days

-

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

14 Days

-

BOTSWANA

90 Days

-

BRAZIL

90 Days

-

BRITAIN (British citizens)

180 Days

-

BRITAIN (British Overseas Territories citizens, British Overseas citizens, British subjects and British Protected persons)

90 Days

-

BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY

90 Days

-

BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY

90 Days

-

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

90 Days

-

BRUNEI

90 Days

-

BULGARIA

90 Days

-

BURKINA FASO

14 Days

-

BURUNDI (please see remarks)

-

Visa Required^

BURUNDI Diplomatic/Official Passport

14 Days

-

CAMBODIA

-

Visa Required

CAMEROON (please see remarks)

-

Visa Required^

CAMEROON Diplomatic/Official Passport

14 Days

-

CANADA

90 Days

-

CAPE VERDE (REPUBLIC OF)

30 Days

-

CAYMAN ISLANDS

90 Days

-

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

14 Days

-

CHAD

14 Days

-

CHILE

90 Days

-

COLOMBIA

90 Days

-

COMOROS

14 Days

-

CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF) (Formerly known as Zaire)

-

Visa Required*

CONGO (REPUBLIC OF)

-

Visa Required^

CONGO (REPUBLIC OF) Diplomatic/Official Passport

14 Days

-

COSTA RICA

30 Days

-

Costa Rican Provisional passports

-

Visa Required

"Documento de Identidad Y Viaje" issued by Costa Rican Government

-

Visa Required

COTE D'IVOIRE (REPUBLIC OF)

-

Visa Required*

CROATIA

14 Days

-

CUBA

-

Visa Required

CYPRUS (REPUBLIC OF)

90 Days

-

CZECH REPUBLIC

90 Days

-

DENMARK

90 Days

-

DJIBOUTI

14 Days

-

DOMINICA (COMMONWEALTH OF)

90 Days

-

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

30 Days

-

ECUADOR

90 Days

-

EGYPT

90 Days

-

EL SALVADOR

30 Days

-

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

14 Days

-

ERITREA (please see remarks)

Visa Required*

ESTONIA

90 Days

-

ETHIOPIA

-

Visa Required^

ETHIOPIA Diplomatic/Official Passport

14 Days

-

FALKLAND ISLANDS & DEPENDENCIES

90 Days

-

FAROE ISLANDS

90 Days

-

FIJI

90 Days

-

FINLAND

90 Days

-

FRANCE

90 Days

-

GABON

14 Days

-

GAMBIA

90 Days

-

GEORGIA

-

Visa Required

GERMANY

90 Days

-

GHANA

-

Visa Required^

GHANA Diplomatic/Official Passport

14 Days

-

GIBRALTAR

90 Days

-

GREECE

90 Days

-

GREENLAND

90 Days

-

GRENADA

-

Visa Required

GUATEMALA

30 Days

-

GUINEA

14 Days

-

GUINEA-BISSAU

14 Days

-

GUYANA

90 Days

-

HAITI

14 Days

-

HONDURAS

30 Days

-

HUNGARY

90 Days

-

ICELAND

90 Days

-

INDIA

14 Days

-

INDONESIA

30 Days

-

IRAN

-

Visa Required

IRAQ (please see remarks)

-

Visa Required*

IRELAND (REPUBLIC OF)

90 Days

-

ISRAEL

90 Days

-

ITALY

90 Days

-

JAMAICA

90 Days

-

JAPAN

90 Days

-

JORDAN

30 Days

-

KAZAKHSTAN

-

Visa Required

KENYA

90 Days

-

KIRIBATI

90 Days

-

KOREA (DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF)

-

Visa Required

KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)

90 Days

-

KUWAIT

30 Days

-

KYRGYSTAN

-

Visa Required

LAOS

-

Visa Required

LATVIA

90 Days

-

LEBANON

-

Visa Required

LESOTHO

14 Days

-

LIBERIA (please see remarks)

-

Visa Required*

LIBYA

-

Visa Required

LIECHTENSTEIN

90 Days

-

LITHUANIA

90 Days

-

LUXEMBOURG

90 Days

-

MACEDONIA

14 Days

-

MADAGASCAR

14 Days

-

MALAWI

90 Days

-

MALAYSIA

90 Days

-

MALDIVES

90 Days

-

MALI

14 Days

-

MALTA

90 Days

-

MARSHALL ISLANDS (REPUBLIC OF)

14 Days

-

MAURITANIA

14 Days

-

MAURITIUS

90 Days

-

MEXICO

90 Days

-

MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF)

14 Days

-

MOLDOVA (REPUBLIC OF)

-

Visa Required

MONACO

90 Days

-

MONGOLIA

14 Days

-

MONTENEGRO ( REPUBLIC OF )

-

Visa Required

MONTSERRAT

90 Days

-

MOROCCO

30 Days

-

MOZAMBIQUE

14 Days

-

MYANMAR

-

Visa Required

NAMIBIA

90 Days

-

NAURU

90 Days

-

NEPAL

-

Visa Required*

NETHERLANDS

90 Days

-

NEW ZEALAND

90 Days

-

NICARAGUA

-

Visa Required

NIGER

14 Days

-

NIGERIA

-

Visa Required

NORWAY

90 Days

-

OMAN

30 Days

-

PAKISTAN (please see remarks)

-

Visa Required^

PAKISTAN Diplomatic/Official Passport

14 Days

-

PALAU

14 Days

-

PALESTINE (STATES OF)

-

Visa Required

PANAMA

-

Visa Required

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

90 Days

-

PARAGUAY

30 Days

-

PERU

30 Days

-

Special Peruvian passports

-

Visa Required

PHILIPPINES

14 Days

-

PITCAIRN, HENDERSON, DUCIE & OENO ISLANDS

90 Days

-

POLAND

90 Days

-

PORTUGAL

90 Days

-

QATAR

30 Days

-

ROMANIA

90 Days

-

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

14 Days

-

RWANDA

14 Days

-

SAMOA (WESTERN)

30 Days

-

SAN MARINO

90 Days

-

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

14 Days

-

SAUDI ARABIA

30 Days

-

SENEGAL

-

Visa Required

SERBIA (Republic of)

-

Visa Required

SEYCHELLES

90 Days

-

SIERRA LEONE (please see remarks)

-

Visa Required*

SINGAPORE

90 Days

-

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

90 Days

-

SLOVENIA

90 Days

-

SOLOMON ISLANDS

-

Visa Required

SOMALIA

-

Visa Required*

SOUTH AFRICA

30 Days

-

SPAIN

90 Days

-

SRI LANKA

-

Visa Required^

SRI LANKA DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL PASSPORT

14 Days

-

ST. HELENA

90 Days

-

ST. HELENA DEPENDENCIES (ASCENSION, TRISTAN DA CUNHA)

90 Days

-

ST. KITTS - NEVIS ANGUILLA

90 Days

-

ST. LUCIA

90 Days

-

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

90 Days

-

SUDAN

-

Visa Required

SURINAME

14 Days

-

SWAZILAND

90 Days

-

SWEDEN

90 Days

-

SWITZERLAND

90 Days

-

SYRIA

-

Visa Required

TAJIKISTAN

-

Visa Required

TANZANIA

90 Days

-

THAILAND

30 Days

-

THE SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS

90 Days

-

THE SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS OF AKROTIRI AND DHEKELIA

90 Days

-

TOGO

-

Visa Required^

TOGO Diplomatic/Official Passport

14 Days

-

TONGA

90 Days

-

Tongan National passports

-

Visa Required

Tongan Protected Persons passports

-

Visa Required

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

90 Days

-

TUNISIA

30 Days

-

TURKEY

90 Days

-

TURKMENISTAN

-

Visa Required

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

90 Days

-

TUVALU

90 Days

-

TUVALU (with national status stated as 'I-TUVALU')

-

Visa Required

UGANDA

30 Days

-

UKRAINE

-

Visa Required

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

30 Days

-

URUGUAY

90 Days

-

Uruguay passports issued under Decree 289/90

-

Visa Required

U.S.A.

90 Days

-

US TRUST TERRITORY OF PACIFIC ISLANDS (holders of US Trust Territory passports only)

14 Days

-

UZBEKISTAN

-

Visa Required

VANUATU

90 Days

-

VATICAN CITY

14 Days

-

Vatican Service passports

-

Visa Required

VENEZUELA

90 Days

-

VIETNAM

-

Visa Required

YEMEN (REPUBLIC OF)

30 Days

-

ZAMBIA

90 Days

-

ZIMBABWE

90 Days

-

All 'stateless' travel document holders

-

Visa Required

Nationals of other foreign countries do not require visas for a visit

7 Days

-


Remarks :
* All nationals are required to hold a valid visa for the HKSAR for whatever purpose (including those who are in transit and remain on the airside).
^ All nationals (except holders of Diplomatic and Official passports) are required to hold a valid visa for the HKSAR for whatever purpose (including those who are in transit and remain on the airside).

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