Immigration Services

Visa Requirements

All visitors to Hong Kong must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the planned departure date from Hong Kong. Nationals of most countries do not require visas and can stay for periods varying from 7 days to 180 days.

Australian and New Zealand passport holders can enjoy visa-free entry into Hong Kong for a period of 90 days. Those who wish to stay longer must apply for a visa at least six to eight weeks prior to departure.

Effective from 1 May 2019, applications for visas for Hong Kong from persons holding foreign ordinary passports in Australia are handled by the Chinese Visa Application Service Center. Contact details of Chinese Visa Application Service Centers are listed below:



Applicants from Northern Territory should submit their applications to the Canberra Center and applicants from Tasmania should submit their applications to the Melbourne Center.

New Zealand

Applications can be addressed to either the Chinese Embassy or Consulate offices.


Embassy of the People’s Republic of China (Wellington)

Consulate-General in


For further information please visit the Hong Kong Immigration Department.

Speedy Immigration Clearance for Frequent Business and Other Travellers

Special passes are available to enable speedier processing through designated Immigration channels:

Visas are required for all foreigners entering Mainland China

For details on visa requirements for entering Mainland China, please contact your nearest Chinese embassy or consulate-general.

Please also see this page for more information on other visa requirements, visa application types and entry arrangements into Hong Kong for Chinese residents of Taiwan.

Customs Clearance in Hong Kong

Click here for important information regarding clearance of passengers entering Hong Kong, including dutiable commodities, prohibited/controlled items etc.

Click here for a list of dutiable commodities and latest duty-free concessions.

More information for Travellers

Information such as the weather forecast and transportation information will help make your trip to Hong Kong a pleasant one. The links below will provide you with the necessary and most up-to-date information.

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