Information on Hong Kong, China

Entry requirements (passport and visas)

Visitors entering Hong Kong, China, should possess valid passport and visas. Nationals of some 170 countries and territories may visit visa-free if their stay ranges from 7 to 180 days. Details can be obtained from the Hong Kong Immigration Department website at:

http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm

People who need a visa/entry permit for this visit should obtain it before travelling to Hong Kong, China. Visa or entry permit applications for visits may be submitted to the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Mission (CDCM) closest to your office or home. Applicants for a visa/entry permit to Hong Kong, China, should meet the normal immigration requirements. If you are uncertain whether you need a visa or entry permit, please check with a branch of CDCM. Addresses and contact information of CDCMs can be obtained at:

http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zwjg/default.htm

Visa or entry permit applications can also be submitted by post directly to the Hong Kong Immigration Department. To shorten processing time, application forms and supporting documents can be sent by fax to (85 2) 2824 1133, in the first instance. However, the original copy of the duly completed application form and the photographs required should be sent immediately to the Hong Kong Immigration Department by airmail. A visa or entry permit will be issued only on receipt of an original, properly completed visa/entry permit application form. Application forms and application guidelines can be obtained from the Hong Kong Immigration Department website at:

http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/fvisit.htm

Under normal circumstances, an application for a visa or entry permit can be finalized within four weeks after receipt of all necessary documents.

Representatives having difficulty obtaining a visa should communicate immediately with:

Administrative Services Officer
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
United Nations Avenue
1000 Manila, Philippines
Telephone: (+63 2) 528 8001
Facsimile: (+63 2) 521 1036
E-mail:


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