1. Introduction

This entry arrangement is for persons who require a visa/entry permit to visit/transit the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). If a person wishes to visit or transit the HKSAR but does not enjoy the visa waiver concession; or if he/she wishes to stay beyond the entitled visa free period, he/she must obtain a visa/entry permit before coming.

  1. Eligibility Criteria

An application for a visa/entry permit to enter the HKSAR for a visit or transit may be favourably considered if:

    1. the applicant’s bona fides are not in doubt;
    2. the applicant has adequate funds to cover the duration of his/her stay without working; and
    3. where the application is for a transit visa/entry permit, he/she holds an onward ticket to the place of his/her destination unless the destination is the Mainland of China or Macao.

HKSAR visa requirements for the following foreign countries / territories:

Nationality of foreign country (Territory)/ Type of Travel Document Visa free period for visit not exceeding Always require VISA, except in direct transit by air and when the person does not leave the airport transit area
AFGHANISTAN Visa Required
ALBANIA Visa Required
ALGERIA 14 Days
ANDORRA 90 Days
ANGOLA (please see remarks) Visa Required^
ANGOLA Diplomatic/Official Passport 14 Days
ANGUILLA 90 Days
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA 90 Days
ARGENTINA 90 Days
ARMENIA Visa Required
AUSTRALIA 90 Days
AUSTRIA 90 Days
AZERBAIJAN Visa Required
BAHAMAS 90 Days
BAHRAIN 30 Days
BANGLADESH Visa Required^
BANGLADESH Diplomatic/Official Passport 14 Days
BARBADOS 90 Days
BELARUS Visa Required
BELGIUM 90 Days
BELIZE 90 Days
BENIN 14 Days
BERMUDA 90 Days
BHUTAN 14 Days
BOLIVIA 30 Days
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 14 Days
BOTSWANA 90 Days
BRAZIL 90 Days
BRITAIN (British citizens) 180 Days
BRITAIN (British Overseas Territories citizens, British Overseas citizens, British subjects and British Protected persons) 90 Days
BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 90 Days
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 90 Days
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 90 Days
BRUNEI 90 Days
BULGARIA 90 Days
BURKINA FASO 14 Days
BURUNDI (please see remarks) Visa Required^
BURUNDI Diplomatic/Official Passport 14 Days
CAMBODIA Visa Required
CAMEROON (please see remarks) Visa Required^
CAMEROON Diplomatic/Official Passport 14 Days
CANADA 90 Days
CAPE VERDE (REPUBLIC OF) 30 Days
CAYMAN ISLANDS 90 Days
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 14 Days
CHAD 14 Days
CHILE 90 Days
COLOMBIA 90 Days
COMOROS 14 Days
CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF) (Formerly known as Zaire) Visa Required*
CONGO (REPUBLIC OF) Visa Required^
CONGO (REPUBLIC OF) Diplomatic/Official Passport 14 Days
COSTA RICA 30 Days
Costa Rican Provisional passports Visa Required
“Documento de Identidad Y Viaje” issued by Costa Rican Government Visa Required
COTE D’IVOIRE (REPUBLIC OF) Visa Required*
CROATIA 14 Days
CUBA Visa Required
CYPRUS (REPUBLIC OF) 90 Days
CZECH REPUBLIC 90 Days
DENMARK 90 Days
DJIBOUTI 14 Days
DOMINICA (COMMONWEALTH OF) 90 Days
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 30 Days
ECUADOR 90 Days
EGYPT 90 Days
EL SALVADOR 30 Days
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 14 Days
ERITREA (please see remarks) Visa Required*
ESTONIA 90 Days
ETHIOPIA Visa Required^
ETHIOPIA Diplomatic/Official Passport 14 Days
FALKLAND ISLANDS & DEPENDENCIES 90 Days
FAROE ISLANDS 90 Days
FIJI 90 Days
FINLAND 90 Days
FRANCE 90 Days
GABON 14 Days
GAMBIA 90 Days
GEORGIA Visa Required
GERMANY 90 Days
GHANA Visa Required^
GHANA Diplomatic/Official Passport 14 Days
GIBRALTAR 90 Days
GREECE 90 Days
GREENLAND 90 Days
GRENADA Visa Required
GUATEMALA 30 Days
GUINEA 14 Days
GUINEA-BISSAU 14 Days
GUYANA 90 Days
HAITI 14 Days
HONDURAS 30 Days
HUNGARY 90 Days
ICELAND 90 Days
INDIA 14 Days
INDONESIA 30 Days
IRAN Visa Required
IRAQ (please see remarks) Visa Required*
IRELAND (REPUBLIC OF) 90 Days
ISRAEL 90 Days
ITALY 90 Days
JAMAICA 90 Days
JAPAN 90 Days
JORDAN 30 Days
KAZAKHSTAN Visa Required
KENYA 90 Days
KIRIBATI 90 Days
KOREA (DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF) Visa Required
KOREA (REPUBLIC OF) 90 Days
KUWAIT 30 Days
KYRGYSTAN Visa Required
LAOS Visa Required
LATVIA 90 Days
LEBANON Visa Required
LESOTHO 14 Days
LIBERIA (please see remarks) Visa Required*
LIBYA Visa Required
LIECHTENSTEIN 90 Days
LITHUANIA 90 Days
LUXEMBOURG 90 Days
MACEDONIA 14 Days
MADAGASCAR 14 Days
MALAWI 90 Days
MALAYSIA 90 Days
MALDIVES 90 Days
MALI 14 Days
MALTA 90 Days
MARSHALL ISLANDS (REPUBLIC OF) 14 Days
MAURITANIA 14 Days
MAURITIUS 90 Days
MEXICO 90 Days
MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF) 14 Days
MOLDOVA (REPUBLIC OF) Visa Required
MONACO 90 Days
MONGOLIA 14 Days
MONTENEGRO ( REPUBLIC OF ) Visa Required
MONTSERRAT 90 Days
MOROCCO 30 Days
MOZAMBIQUE 14 Days
MYANMAR Visa Required
NAMIBIA 90 Days
NAURU 90 Days
NEPAL Visa Required*
NETHERLANDS 90 Days
NEW ZEALAND 90 Days
NICARAGUA Visa Required
NIGER 14 Days
NIGERIA Visa Required
NORWAY 90 Days
OMAN 30 Days
PAKISTAN (please see remarks) Visa Required^
PAKISTAN Diplomatic/Official Passport 14 Days
PALAU 14 Days
PALESTINE (STATES OF) Visa Required
PANAMA Visa Required
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 90 Days
PARAGUAY 30 Days
PERU 30 Days
Special Peruvian passports Visa Required
PHILIPPINES 14 Days
PITCAIRN, HENDERSON, DUCIE & OENO ISLANDS 90 Days
POLAND 90 Days
PORTUGAL 90 Days
QATAR 30 Days
ROMANIA 90 Days
RUSSIAN FEDERATION 14 Days
RWANDA 14 Days
SAMOA (WESTERN) 30 Days
SAN MARINO 90 Days
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 14 Days
SAUDI ARABIA 30 Days
SENEGAL Visa Required
SERBIA (Republic of) Visa Required
SEYCHELLES 90 Days
SIERRA LEONE (please see remarks) Visa Required*
SINGAPORE 90 Days
SLOVAK REPUBLIC 90 Days
SLOVENIA 90 Days
SOLOMON ISLANDS Visa Required
SOMALIA Visa Required*
SOUTH AFRICA 30 Days
SPAIN 90 Days
SRI LANKA Visa Required^
SRI LANKA DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL PASSPORT 14 Days
ST. HELENA 90 Days
ST. HELENA DEPENDENCIES (ASCENSION, TRISTAN DA CUNHA) 90 Days
ST. KITTS – NEVIS ANGUILLA 90 Days
ST. LUCIA 90 Days
ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 90 Days
SUDAN Visa Required
SURINAME 14 Days
SWAZILAND 90 Days
SWEDEN 90 Days
SWITZERLAND 90 Days
SYRIA Visa Required
TAJIKISTAN Visa Required
TANZANIA 90 Days
THAILAND 30 Days
THE SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 90 Days
THE SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS OF AKROTIRI AND DHEKELIA 90 Days
TOGO Visa Required^
TOGO Diplomatic/Official Passport 14 Days
TONGA 90 Days
Tongan National passports Visa Required
Tongan Protected Persons passports Visa Required
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 90 Days
TUNISIA 30 Days
TURKEY 90 Days
TURKMENISTAN Visa Required
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 90 Days
TUVALU 90 Days
TUVALU (with national status stated as ‘I-TUVALU’) Visa Required
UGANDA 30 Days
UKRAINE Visa Required
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 30 Days
URUGUAY 90 Days
Uruguay passports issued under Decree 289/90 Visa Required
U.S.A. 90 Days
US TRUST TERRITORY OF PACIFIC ISLANDS (holders of US Trust Territory passports only) 14 Days
UZBEKISTAN Visa Required
VANUATU 90 Days
VATICAN CITY 14 Days
Vatican Service passports Visa Required
VENEZUELA 90 Days
VIETNAM Visa Required
YEMEN (REPUBLIC OF) 30 Days
ZAMBIA 90 Days
ZIMBABWE 90 Days
All ‘stateless’ travel document holders Visa Required
Nationals of other foreign countries do not require visas for a visit 7 Days

Remarks :
* All nationals are required to hold a valid visa for the HKSAR for whatever purpose (including those who are in transit and remain on the airside).
^ All nationals (except holders of Diplomatic and Official passports) are required to hold a valid visa for the HKSAR for whatever purpose (including those who are in transit and remain on the airside).