How to Get a Business Visa for Hong Kong

Hong-Kong Business Visa

Hong-Kong Business Visa

The government of Hong Kong has things well set up for business travelers interested in going to Hong Kong.  What type of business visa you get for Hong Kong will depend where you are from. There are three main types.

  1. Ordinary Hong Kong Business Visa (I’ll explain in my steps below how to get this…although most people are able to get in visa-free, including citizens of the United States, United Kingdom, E.U. and many others).
  2. APEC Business Travel Card
  3. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Travel Pass  (This is a good one to get if you go to Hong Kong frequently on business. A great write-up on this regime is here)

As I’ve mentioned on my Hong Kong Tourist Visa page, Hong Kong’s visa policy is awesome. As opposed to the China visa rules and regulations, Hong Kong doesn’t make you jump through a lot of hoops and makes it easy for us simple folk to travel there. In fact, foreigners of about 170 countries and territories can visit Hong Kong visa-free for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days.

Go to my Hong Kong visa page for information about other types of visas for Hong Kong.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Hong Kong Business Visa.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Hong Kong: No.

  • You do not need a visa for tourist visits of up to 90 days.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Hong Kong:

  • Nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong visa-free for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days.
  • Find your country at this list here at the Hong Kong Immigration Department website to see if you need a visa for Hong Kong.
1
Find your closest consulate
  • If you’re inside the U.S.: Click here to find your closest Embassy or Consulate.
  • If you’re outside of the U.S.: To find your closest Embassy or Consulate you can click here or here.
2
Gather documentation

The official list of required documents is here at the Government of Hong Kong website.

3
Visa fee

The official fees are listed here at the Government of Hong Kong website.

4
Submit materials
  • Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.
  • Your embassy or consulate website should have specific instructions on how to submit your application.
5
Receive your visa

Congratulations! The Embassy of Hong Kong will give to you your brand new Hong Kong visa.

  • If you applied in person, go pick it up.
  • If you applied by mail, wait until it gets to you.
6
Vaccination information

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