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. You can also find further details about visa requirements on the Immigration Department website.
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Travel Pass
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.
- You must have a genuine need to visit Hong Kong frequently, and
- you must have previously visited Hong Kong on three or more occasions (not including side visits to Mainland China or Macau) 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 Visitor e-Channel
Frequent visitors to Hong Kong can now enjoy the convenience of computerised self-service e-Channels, which provide quick and easy immigration clearance.
|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:
|4.||For passengers not holding one of the documents mentioned in item 3:
|5.||No adverse record in the Hong Kong SAR|
Successfully enrolled visitors can use the Frequent Visitor e-Channels at the following control points.
- Hong Kong International Airport
- Lo Wu
- Lok Ma Chau Spur Line
- Hung Hom
- Shenzhen Bay
- Sha Tau Kok
- Macau Ferry Terminal
- China Ferry Terminal
- Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
- Man Kam To
- Lok Ma Chau
- Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal
Please click here to access the procedure for using the Frequent Visitor e-Channel.
Self-service departure for visitors to Hong Kong (Smart Departure)
Visitors aged 11 or above who hold valid electronic travel documents compliant with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s requirements, and issued by designated countries or regions as announced by the Immigration Department, may opt for self-service departure clearance through Smart Departure e-Channels without prior enrolment. Please click here to access the procedure for using 'Smart Departure'