Do I Need Visa to Visit Hong Kong

As an international city, Hong Kong is a gateway city for a China tour because it is one of the largest transportation hubs in Asia. Hong Kong is also called “Oriental Pearl” and “Shopping Paradise”. Thousands and thousands of people travel to Hong Kong for tour or business every year. As a special administrative region of China, do people need to apply for visa to travel in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong City View

When I travel to Hong Kong, but not visit mainland China, do I need to apply for China visa?

According to the policy, China government is in charge of all the foreign affairs of Hong Kong. But Hong Kong Administrate Government is authorized to handle some foreign affairs, relevant to economy, trading, finance, shipping, communication, tourism, culture, sport, ect. Besides, Hong Kong is an open city. When you travel to Hong Kong, you do not need to hold a China visa. But you need to entry Hong Kong accoridng to Hong Kong's Immigration Policy.

Who Can Visit Hong Kong Without Visa?

1.Hong Kong passport holder
2.The United Kingdome passport holder
3.Hong Kong Certificate of Identity holder
4.Hong Kong Re-entry Permit holder (for Hong Kong citizen back to Hong Kong from mainland China or Macau)
5.Valide Hong Kong Document of Identity holder
6.Hong Kong Identity Card holder


Those who do not belong to the above need to apply for a Hong Kong visa before entering Hong Kong if they travel to Hong Kong for work, study, business, tour, living, ect. Otherwise, you will not allowed to enter Hong Kong.

Hong Kong visa requirements for the following foreign countries / territories:

No Nation Visa free period for visit not extending Always require
VISA, except in
direct transit
by air and
when the person
does not leave
The airport
transit area
1 AFGHANISTAN - Visa Required
2 ALBANIA (holders of Albanian biometric passports only) 14 Days -
3 ALBANIA (holders of Albanian non-biometric passports) - Visa Required
4 ALGERIA 14 Days -
5 ANDORRA 90 Days -
6 ANGOLA (please see remarks) - Visa Required
7 ANGUILLA 90 Days -
8 ANTIGUA & BARBUDA 90 Days -
9

ARGENTINA

90 Days -
10 ARMENIA (please see remarks) - Visa Required
11 AUSTRALIA 90 Days -
12 AUSTRIA 90 Days -
13 AZERBAIJAN (please see remarks) - Visa Required
14 BAHAMAS 90 Days -
15 BAHRAIN 30 Days -
16 BANGLADESH (please see remarks) - Visa Required
17 BARBADOS 90 Days -
18 BELARUS (please see remarks) - Visa Required
19 BELGIUM 90 Days -
20 BELIZE 90 Days -
21 BENIN 14 Days -
22 BERMUDA 90 Days -
23 BHUTAN 14 Days -
24 BOLIVIA 30 Days -
25 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 14 Days -
26 BOTSWANA 90 Days -
27 BRAZIL 90 Days -
28 BRITAIN (British citizens) 180 Days -
29 BRITAIN (British Overseas Territories citizens, British Overseas citizens, British subjects and British Protected persons) 90 Days -
30 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 90 Days -
31 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 90 Days -
32 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 90 Days -
33 BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 90 Days -
34 BULGARIA 90 Days -
35 BURKINA FASO 14 Days -
36 BURUNDI (please see remarks) - Visa Required
37 CAMBODIA (please see remarks) - Visa Required
38 CAMEROON (please see remarks) - Visa Required
39 CANADA 90 Days -
40 CAPE VERDE (REPUBLIC OF) 30 Days -
41 CAYMAN ISLANDS 90 Days -
42 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (please see remarks) - Visa Required
43 CHAD 14 Days -
44 CHILE 90 Days -
45 COLOMBIA 90 Days -
46 COMOROS 14 Days -
47 CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF) (Formerly known as Zaire) (please see remarks) - Visa Required
48 CONGO (REPUBLIC OF) (please see remarks) - Visa Required
49 COSTA RICA 30 Days -
50 Costa Rican Provisional passports - Visa Required
51 "Documento de Identidad Y Viaje" issued by Costa Rican Government - Visa Required
52 COTE D'IVOIRE (REPUBLIC OF) (please see remarks) - Visa Required
53 CROATIA 90 Days -
54 CUBA - Visa Required
55 CYPRUS (REPUBLIC OF) 90 Days -
56 CZECH REPUBLIC 90 Days -
57 DENMARK 90 Days -
58 DJIBOUTI 14 Days -
59 DOMINICA (COMMONWEALTH OF) 90 Days -
60 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 30 Days -
61 ECUADOR 90 Days -
62 EGYPT 90 Days -
63 EL SALVADOR 30 Days -
64 EQUATORIAL GUINEA 14 Days -
65 ERITREA (please see remarks) - Visa Required
66 ESTONIA 90 Days -
67 ETHIOPIA (please see remarks) - Visa Required
68 FALKLAND ISLANDS & DEPENDENCIES 90 Days -
69 FAROE ISLANDS 90 Days -
70 FIJI 90 Days -
71 FINLAND 90 Days -
72 FRANCE 90 Days -
73 GABON 14 Days -
74 GAMBIA (please see remarks) - Visa Required
75 GEORGIA - Visa Required
76 GERMANY 90 Days -
77 GHANA (please see remarks) - Visa Required
78 GIBRALTAR 90 Days -
79 GREECE 90 Days -
80 GREENLAND 90 Days -
81 GRENADA 90 Days -
82 GUATEMALA 30 Days -
83 GUINEA 14 Days -
84 GUINEA-BISSAU (please see remarks) - Visa Required
85 GUYANA 90 Days -
86 HAITI 14 Days -
87 HONDURAS 30 Days -
88 HUNGARY 90 Days -
89 ICELAND 90 Days -
90 INDIA 14 Days -
91 INDONESIA 30 Days -
92 IRAN - Visa Required
93 IRAQ (please see remarks) - Visa Required
94 IRELAND (REPUBLIC OF) 90 Days -
95 ISRAEL 90 Days -
96 ITALY 90 Days -
97 JAMAICA 90 Days -
98 JAPAN 90 Days -
99 JORDAN 30 Days -
100 KAZAKHSTAN 14 Days -
101 KENYA 90 Days -
102 KIRIBATI 90 Days -
103 KOREA (DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF) - Visa Required
104 KOREA (REPUBLIC OF) 90 Days -
105 KUWAIT 30 Days -
106 KYRGYZSTAN (please see remarks) - Visa Required
107 LAOS (please see remarks) - Visa Required
108 LATVIA 90 Days -
109 LEBANON - Visa Required
110 LESOTHO 14 Days -
111 LIBERIA (please see remarks) - Visa Required
112 LIBYA (please see remarks) - Visa Required
113 LIECHTENSTEIN 90 Days -
114 LITHUANIA 90 Days -
115 LITHUANIA 90 Days -
116 MACEDONIA 14 Days -
117 MADAGASCAR 14 Days -
118 MALAWI 90 Days -
119 MALAYSIA 90 Days -
120 MALDIVES 90 Days -
121 MALI 14 Days -
122 MALTA 90 Days -
123 MARSHALL ISLANDS (REPUBLIC OF) 14 Days -
124 MAURITANIA 14 Days -
125 MAURITIUS 90 Days -
126 MEXICO 90 Days -
127 MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF) 14 Days -
128 MOLDOVA (REPUBLIC OF) (please see remarks) - Visa Required
129 MONACO 90 Days -
130 MONGOLIA 14 Days -
131 MONTENEGRO ( REPUBLIC OF ) 14 Days -
132 MONTSERRAT 90 Days -
133 MOROCCO 30 Days -
134 MOZAMBIQUE 14 Days -
135 MYANMAR (please see remarks) - Visa Required
136 NAMIBIA 90 Days -
137 NAURU 90 Days -
138 NEPAL (please see remarks) - Visa Required
139 NETHERLANDS 90 Days -
140 NEW ZEALAND 90 Days -
141 NICARAGUA - Visa Required
142 NIGER 14 Days -
143 NIGERIA - Visa Required
144 NORWAY 90 Days -
145 OMAN 30 Days -
146 PAKISTAN (please see remarks) - Visa Required
147 PALAU 14 Days -
148 PALESTINE (STATES OF) - Visa Required
149 PANAMA - Visa Required
150 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 90 Days -
151 PARAGUAY 30 Days -
152 PERU 30 Days -
153 Special Peruvian passports - Visa Required
154 PHILIPPINES 14 Days -
155 PITCAIRN, HENDERSON, DUCIE & OENO ISLANDS 90 Days -
156 POLAND 90 Days -
157 PORTUGAL 90 Days -
158 QATAR 30 Days -
159 ROMANIA 90 Days -
160 RUSSIAN FEDERATION 14 Days -
161 RWANDA 14 Days -
162 SAMOA 30 Days -
163 SAN MARINO 90 Days -
164 SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 14 Days -
165 SAUDI ARABIA 30 Days -
166 SENEGAL - Visa Required
167 SERBIA (REPUBLIC OF) (holders of Serbian biometric passports only) 14 Days -
168 SERBIA (REPUBLIC OF) (holders of Serbian non-biometric passports or Serbian passports issued by the Coordination Directorate in Belgrade) - Visa Required
169 SEYCHELLES 90 Days -
170 SIERRA LEONE (please see remarks) - Visa Required
171 SINGAPORE 90 Days -
172 SLOVAK REPUBLIC 90 Days -
173 SLOVENIA 90 Days -
174 SOLOMON ISLANDS - Visa Required
175 SOMALIA (please see remarks) - Visa Required
176 SOUTH AFRICA 30 Days -
177 SOUTH SUDAN (please see remarks) - Visa Required
178 SPAIN 90 Days -
179 SRI LANKA (please see remarks) - Visa Required
180 ST. HELENA 90 Days -
181 ST. HELENA DEPENDENCIES (ASCENSION, TRISTAN DA CUNHA) 90 Days -
182 ST. KITTS - NEVIS ANGUILLA 90 Days -
183 ST. LUCIA 90 Days -
184 ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 90 Days -
185 SUDAN - Visa Required
186 SURINAME 14 Days -
187 SWAZILAND 90 Days -
188 SWEDEN 90 Days -
189 SWITZERLAND 90 Days -
190 SYRIA - Visa Required
191 TAJIKISTAN (please see remarks) - Visa Required
192 TANZANIA 90 Days -
193 THAILAND 30 Days -
194 THE SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 90 Days -
195 THE SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS OF AKROTIRI AND DHEKELIA 90 Days -
196 TOGO (please see remarks) - Visa Required
197 TONGA 90 Days -
198 Tongan National passports - Visa Required
199 Tongan Protected Persons passports - Visa Required
200 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 90 Days -
201 TUNISIA 30 Days -
202 TURKEY 90 Days -
203 TURKMENISTAN (please see remarks) - Visa Required
204 TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 90 Days -
205 TUVALU 90 Days -
206 TUVALU (with national status stated as 'I-TUVALU') - Visa Required
207 UGANDA 30 Days -
208 UKRAINE 14 Days -
209 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 30 Days -
210 URUGUAY 90 Days -
211 Uruguay passports issued under Decree 289/90 - Visa Required
212 U.S.A 90 Days -
213 US TRUST TERRITORY OF PACIFIC ISLANDS (holders of US Trust Territory passports only) 14 Days -
214 UZBEKISTAN (please see remarks) - Visa Required
215 VANUATU 90 Days -
216 VATICAN CITY 14 Days -
217 Vatican Service passports - Visa Required
218 VENEZUELA 90 Days -
219 VIETNAM - Visa Required
220 YEMEN (REPUBLIC OF) (please see remarks) - Visa Required
221 ZAMBIA 90 Days -
222 ZIMBABWE 90 Days -
223 All 'stateless' travel document holders - Visa Req
224 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). Holders of Diplomatic and Official passports may visit the HKSAR visa-free for a stay not exceeding 14 days.

► Holders of Diplomatic and Official passports may visit the HKSAR visa-free for a stay not exceeding 14 days.

► The information in this chapter on visa or entry permit requirements for visitors to the HKSAR is updated in July 2015. There may be subsequent changes.


Where to apply for Hong Kong Visa

Tourists need to apply for Hong Kong visa with the China embassy or consulate in their country.