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Visa for Hong Kong SAR or Macao SAR
2015/02/28

Ø  Visa for Hong Kong SAR

Ø  Visa for Macao SAR

 

·   Visa for Hong Kong SAR

U.S. Citizen

1. U.S. citizen holding a U.S. passport may travel to HKSAR visa-free for a short visit or tourism and stay in HKSAR for up to 90 days.

2. U.S. citizen should obtain a visa if the intended stay in HKSAR is more than 90 days, or the purpose of visit is to work, study, establish or join in any business or to take up residence in the HKSAR before traveling to HKSAR.

3. How to apply for a HKSAR visa:

A.   You may submit your application in person to Chinese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State of residence (Locate a Visa Office that serves your state); or mail your application directly to the Immigration Department of HKSAR Government.

B.   Follow the guidelines for HKSAR Visa and prepare required supporting documents with your application.

C.   Processing Time: 4 weeks or more.

D.   Fees and payments: If your application needs to be referred to HKSAR Immigration Department for processing, you are required to pay a Communication Fee of $20 to the Embassy/Consulate General (Click to checkacceptable methods of payment) prior to submission of your application, in addition to the HKSAR visa fee which is charged once your visa is approved. Otherwise, you must pay directly to HKSAR Government as instructed.

Non-U.S. Citizen

1.   Please check the visa requirements or visa-free arrangements for non-U.S. citizen by visiting the website of HKSAR Immigration Department.

2. Non-U.S. should obtain a visa if the purpose of visit is to work, study, establish or join in any business or to take up residence in the HKSAR before traveling to HKSAR.

3. How to apply for a HKSAR visa:

A.   You may submit your application in person to Chinese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State of residence (Locate a Visa Office that serves your state); or mail your application directly to the Immigration Department of HKSAR Government.

B.   Follow the guidelines for HKSAR Visa and prepare required supporting documents with your application.

C.   Processing Time: 4 weeks or more. (For applications not to be referred to HKSAR Immigration Department, normal Embassy/Consulate General processing times apply)

D.   Fees and payments: If your application needs to be referred to HKSAR Immigration Department for processing, you are required to pay a Communication Fee of $20 to the Embassy/Consulate General (Click to check acceptable methods of payment) prior to submission of your application, in addition to the HKSAR visa fee which is charged once the visa is approved. Otherwise, you must pay directly to HKSAR Government as instructed.

Contact the HKSAR Immigration Department

Address: Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2824 1212

Fax: (852) 2824 1133

Website: www.immd.gov.hk

 

·   Visa for Macao SAR

U.S. Citizen

U.S. citizen holding a U.S. passport may travel to Macao SAR visa-free for a short visit or tourism.

Non-U.S. Citizen

1. Please check the visa requirements or visa-free arrangements for non-U.S. citizen by visiting the website of Macao SAR Public Security Police Force.

2. How to apply for a Macao SAR visa:

A.   You may apply for a landing upon arrival in Macao SAR (some exclusions apply, click to check detailed info); or submit your application in person to Chinese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State of residence (Locate a Visa Office that serves your state); or directly contact the Immigration service of Macao SAR Public Security Police Force .

B.   Follow the guidelines for Macao SAR Visa and prepare required supporting documents with your application.

C.   Processing Time: 2 weeks or more.

D.   Fees and payments: If your application needs to be referred to Macao SAR Public Security Police Force for processing, you are required to pay a Communication Fee of $20 to the Embassy/Consulate General (Click to check acceptable methods of payment) prior to submission of your application, in addition to the Macao SAR visa fee which is charged once your visa is approved. Otherwise, you must pay directly to Macao SAR Government as instructed.

Contact the Immigration Department of Macao SAR Public Security Police Force

Address: Immigration Department Building Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa, Macao

Tel: (853) 8897 0601, (853) 8897 0602

Fax: (853) 2872 6936

Email: smce@fsm.gov.mo

Website: www.fsm.gov.mo 

 

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