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Home > Visas to China > Entering or Leaving Hong Kong and Macau
How to Apply for Visa for Hong Kong SAR of China
2018/11/01

1.As of 1 May 2019, applicants who hold ordinary passports and apply for ordinary visas for Hong Kong SAR, are required to submit their applications at the Chinese Visa Application Center. The Chinese Embassy and Consulates in the U.K. will no longer accept such visa applications. Diplomatic, service or official passports holders and applicants who are applying for diplomatic, service or courtesy visas for Hong Kong SAR shall submit applications directly to the Chinese Embassy or Consulates in the U.K.. 

2.Diplomatic/Official Visa

1) a completed Application Form ID 1003A.

2) original passport with at least 6 months remaining validity and one blank visa page as well as a photocopy of the bio data page

3) the valid UK visa acquired and a photocopy of it

4) two recently taken photos, with one affixed to the application form

5) an Official Note from the relative institution

 

3.Visiting Visa

1) For Tourism or Transit

A. a completed Application Form ID 1003A.

B. original passport with at least 6 months remaining validity and one blank visa page as well as a photocopy of the bio data page

C. the valid UK visa acquired and a photocopy of it

D. two recently taken photos, with one affixed to the application form

E. the bank statements for last 3 months (balance should be over £500 per month)

F. a letter from your employer or school or a photocopy of your own company license

G. booking information of your return flight tickets and accommodation under your name (If you are going to stay with a friend in Hong Kong, he/she should fill the Sponsor Form ID 1003B, You should also provide an invitation letter from him/her as well as a photocopy of residence/stay document of his/hers in Hong Kong)

2) For Family Visit

A. a completed Application Form ID 1003A.

B. original passport with at least 6 months remaining validity and one blank visa page as well as a photocopy of the bio data page

C. the valid UK visa acquired and a photocopy of it

D. two recently taken photos, with one affixed to the application form

E. the bank statements for last 3 months (balance should be over £500 per month)

F. a letter from your employer or school or a photocopy of your own company license

G. booking information of your return flight tickets and accommodation under your name

H. the Sponsor Form ID 1003B, which should be filled by your relative in Hong Kong

I. an invitation letter from your relative in Hong Kong and a photocopy of residence/stay document of his/hers in Hong Kong

3) For Business

A. a completed Application Form, that is ID 1003A.

B. original passport with at least 6 months remaining validity and one blank visa page as well as a photocopy of the bio data page

C. the valid UK visa acquired and a photocopy of it

D. two recently taken photos, with one affixed to the application form

E. the bank statements for last 3 months (balance should be over £500 per month)

F. a letter from your employer or school or a photocopy of your own company license

G. booking information of your return flight tickets and accommodation under your name

H. the Sponsor Form ID 1003B, which should be filled by your invitee in Hong Kong

I. an invitation letter from your invitee in Hong Kong

 

If you are going to Hong Kong for study, employment, training, residence as dependants, capital investment or other purposes, please check on the Hong Kong SAR Immigration Department website  http://www.immd.gov.hk/en/forms/hk-visas.html  for the documents you need to prepare. 

Applicants can either choose to submit applications via Chinese Visa Application Service Center, or to Hong Kong Immigration Department directly.

 

Time of issuing: The normal service takes 4-20 working days. The express service takes 3 working days, but is provided conditionally.

 

Important Notice:

1. Nationals of some countries and regions enjoy visa-free visits to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, while nationals of other countries need to apply for a Visa for Hong Kong SAR of China. For details, please check on http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm#part1

 

2. The Chinese Embassy and Consulates in the U.K. do not accept application by post. Please apply for the Visa for Hong Kong SAR of China in person.

 

If you have any enquiries or need more information about the visa application, you may check on Hong Kong SAR Immigration Department website http://www.immd.gov.hk/en/forms/hk-visas.html or contact them on telephone 0085228246111, by fax at 0085228777711, or through email at enquiry@immd.gov.hk.

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