The Hong Kong Pre Arrival Registration (PAR), introduced in 2017, is an Electronic Travel Authorization required for Indian citizens to travel to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
The Hong Kong PAR for Indians replaces the former Hong Kong visa on arrival and saves travelers time at the border through an online pre-registration.
The Hong Kong PAR allows the holder multiple short stays of up to fourteen (14) days each trip in Hong Kong.
The PAR visa travel authorization is valid for 6 months from the date of approval. It is possible to stay in Hong Kong beyond the expiry date of the PAR as long as the holder enters Hong Kong before the last day of validity and only stays up to 14 days.
Indian citizens are able to complete the simple Hong Kong Pre Arrival application online in just a few minutes. Applicants can fill in the PAR form with personal and passport information and answer a few security questions to receive an approved PAR Hong Kong notification slip.
The Hong Kong Pre Registration is available for Indian nationals traveling to Hong Kong for purposes of leisure, business, family visits or transit.
It is not necessary for Indian citizens to submit a Hong Kong visa application for transit through Hong Kong as long as the traveler remains within the International Transit Area of the airport. If the traveler wishes to leave the airport it is necessary to submit a Hong Kong Pre Arrival Registration.
Those wishing to obtain a Hong Kong visa for Indians for employment, to study, or for residence, should contact their nearest Hong Kong Embassy or Consulate for further information.