Today, I will give you an update on Hong Kong tourist visa rules and regulations. It took me a long time to write my post after new year holiday, but from now I will keep continuing writing weekly post. Hong Kong is always a dream destination for all those people who love shopping. Similarly who want to avoid the language barrier that exists in south Asian countries. We have been there a few months back around the new year. I feel its worth to visit Hong Kong for a week to enjoy sightseeing as well as shopping. If you are visiting Hong Kong before 23rd January 2017 then you need only Japan Residence Card and a valid round trip ticket. Documents required to obtain Hong Kong Tourist Visa are shown below. These requirements are based on Indian passport holder working in Japan.
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Document requirements for Hong Kong tourist visa based on Indian passport holder working in Japan
1- Valid Japanese working visa or permanent residence permit.
2- Passport valid for at least six months before the date of arrival in Hong Kong.
3- Roundtrip ticket to Japan or the next country of destination (Print out or online copy).
4- Confirm hotel booking (Print out or online copy)
5- Tentative itinerary (Print out or online copy)
If immigration will find your landing suspicious then They can call you for the personal interview. You go to a separate cabin in airport or ferry terminal. Therefore, the above documents will help you to answer clearly about your motive in Hong Kong.
Now you might be thinking why I have specified the date 23 January 2017 ?? New immigration rules are going to implement onward this date. As per the immigration department, the number of illegal immigrants is increasing day by day in Hong Kong, so they want to check all kind of documents before someone lands to shopping paradise Hong Kong. You can check your visa requirement for Hong Kong via clicking on the Immigration Department website. If you want to fill Pre-arrival Registration form then visit application form link.
Special Note on Hong Kong tourist visa
The Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals will be implemented on 23 January 2017. The online service for “Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals” is now opened. You can just fill the form on the above link before landing to Hong Kong
Enjoy the country, Enjoy the dim-sum, enjoy the relaxing time and Best of all it’s in Hong Kong 🙂