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A foreign national from the EU, EEA or Switzerland is exempt from the visa requirement.

For some nationalities outside the EU there is no visa requirement either.

Full details can be found on the website of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authoritiy of Hong Kong Government.

Applying in time

Although it usually takes anything up to fifteen days to process a visa application, this process may take up to 60 days if further investigation is necessary. In exceptional cases, an investigation will take up to two months. If you are travelling to the Schengen Area for the first time, you should certainly apply for your visa in good time to make sure that you can travel on the dates you planned.

How to apply

When a foreign national applies for a tourist visa, he or she must supply a letter of invitation. There are some exceptions. Please download the visa request form and return the file dully filled and signed.
Following authentication, we will issue your visa invitation letter and send it to the person applying for the visa, who will take it to the Chinese embassy or consulate in his or her country.

Where to apply for and collect a visa

Foreign nationals apply for tourist visas at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the country of origin where they can collect them later. Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for a list of Chineseembassies. A tourist visa is a sticker. The embassy or consulate will affix this tourist visa to your passport.


There is a non-refundable administration fee when applying for a visa. Visa costs have been harmonised in Schengen countries. Details of the costs can be obtained at the mission in the country where the application is made.



Important note:
To guarantee delivery of your invitation letter please complete the form no later than October 27th 2017!

Please ensure that you have the following documents to hand to show to the immigration officer on arrival in Hong Kong:

  • Invitation letter
  • Proof of accomomodation
  • other supporting documents


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