Hong Kong Pre Arrival Registration Online

Electronic Travel Authorization Available
See Requirements

Check eligibility

Select your country of passport to see if you are eligible to apply online.
Select your country

Hong Kong PAR Registration Information

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.

Highlights
Multiple entry travel authorization for Indian citizens
Stay for up to 14 days with each entry
Valid for 6 months from approval
Travel for purposes of business, leisure, or transit
What is Necessary?

Passport from India with minimum validity of 6 months

Current email address

Hong Kong Tourist visa Requirements

To submit a Hong Kong tourist visa for Indian citizens application, it is necessary to meet the requirements for the Hong Kong PAR:

  • Indian passport valid for at least six (6) months
  • A current email address at which to receive updates and notifications

To gain entry to Hong Kong, Indian travelers must present the following documents upon arrival:

  • The same Indian passport as that used to complete the PAR application
  • A printed copy of the approved PAR notification slip, which should be kept with the holder at all times during the stay in Hong Kong
  • An Arrival/Departure Card for immigration clearance upon arrival and departure.

Transport operators, such as a ship, aircraft or land vehicle, will check if the traveler has a valid Hong Kong tourist visa PAR before boarding any form of transport bound for Hong Kong SAR, as well as border officials upon arrival at immigration clearance.

The Hong Kong PAR can be used to gain access to the country at any point of entry in the HKSAR.

Travelers with dual nationality should travel with the same passport used to complete the PAR application, as the details on the PAR notification slip must match the travel document to gain entry to the HKSAR.

It is also possible to request an extension for the stay with the PAR tourist visa for Hong Kong from India if there is a special or urgent need, up to 7 days before the stay expires.

Countries Eligible for Hong Kong

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Hong Kong

Countries Eligible for Hong Kong

  • India

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Hong Kong

Last update: 26/08/2021

Travelers who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival can now enter Hong Kong, as long as they have not been in the following countries in the past 21 days: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, or the UK. They must present their certificate in either English or Chinese or accompanied by a written confirmation in either English or Chinese. Other travelers who can enter include residents of Hong Kong with the appropriate documentation. Spouses and children (under 18) of Hong Kong residents with proof of relationship are also permitted to enter, as are passengers with a residence or study visa issued by Hong Kong, holders of a diplomatic, service or official passport traveling on duty, merchant seamen, or deadheading crew. Another exception is made for foreign nationals who have only been in the People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Taiwan, or New Zealand in the last 14 days. Individuals who have been in the following countries (including transit) for more than 2 hours in the past 21 days are prohibited from entering the HKSAR: Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Malaysia, Nepal, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, or the USA. New arrivals may be required to undergo medical screening and isolation for 21 days. Travelers who have been in the following countries within the past 21 days (including in transit) must have a medical certificate in Chinese or English matching the name on their travel document proving they tested negative for COVID-19 in a nucleic acid test taken at most 72 hours before the departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, the USA, or Vietnam. They must also provide a letter in Chinese or English from local authorities to prove that the lab that conducted the test is government-approved, as well as booking confirmation of the accommodation in which they plan to stay in Hong Kong for a minimum of 21 nights. All travelers must have confirmation (in Chinese or English) of a reservation (in Chinese or English) at an approved hotel in Hong Kong, with only a few exceptions. This must be for at least 21 nights if the individual does not have a vaccination certificate or for 14 nights if they do have a vaccination certificate (in English or Chinese – this must show they were fully vaccinated against coronavirus at least 15 days before arriving in Hong Kong). Only those who have only been in the following locations in the previous 21 days are exempt: Australia, China (PRC), Macao SAR, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. Those who have been in Australia, New Zealand, or Singapore must have a hotel reservation for at least 14 nights. Those who have been in the UK or Ireland in the previous 21 days must have a reservation for a minimum of 21 nights regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated. Passengers who in the past 14 days have not been in or transited through Australia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Republic of Ireland, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, or the United Kingdom may have a hotel reservation confirmation in Chinese or English for a minimum of 7 nights, if they have either a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a positive COVID-19 serology antibody test. Travelers transiting through the HKSAR must have a connecting flight booked on the same ticket, have all boarding passes printed, and all baggage checked through until the final destination. It is not permitted to transit through Hong Kong to mainland China. All arriving passengers and airline crew must submit a completed Health Declaration Form. Arrivals are subject to health screening and 21 days of quarantine. Airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued within 48 hours prior to departure and are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. You can also check the visa Policy of Hong Kong to find out the requirements you need to meet in order to travel to the country.

Country policy

Hong Kong Visa Policy

>

Check Hong Kong’s visa policy and find out if your nationality needs a visa for the HKSAR.

Visa requirements checker

Select nationality
Select destination

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Hong Kong Visa FAQ

  • What is the Hong Kong Pre Arrival Registration (PAR)?

    The Hong Kong PAR (Pre Arrival Registration) is an electronic travel authorization which allows Indian citizens to travel to Hong Kong, and is available through a simple online application.

  • Can Indian passport holders get a visa on arrival in Hong Kong?

    No, it is not possible for Indian passport holders to get a visa on arrival in Hong Kong. Indian passport holders are required to complete a Hong Kong Pre Arrival Registration before traveling to the country for short stays.

  • How long can I stay in Hong Kong with my PAR registration?

    The Hong Kong PAR registration allows the holder multiple short stays of up to fourteen (14) days each trip in Hong Kong.

  • Who can apply online for a PAR for Hong Kong?

    Unlike other electronic travel authorizations available for multiple eligible countries, only citizens of India can apply online for a PAR for Hong Kong.

  • What documents are needed to travel to Hong Kong?

    To submit a Hong Kong Par application, it is necessary to have an Indian passport valid for at least six (6) months.

    To gain entry to Hong Kong, Indian travelers must present the following documents upon arrival:

    • The same Indian passport used to complete the PAR application.
    • A printed copy of the approved PAR notification slip, which should be kept with the holder at all times during the stay in Hong Kong
    • An Arrival / Departure Card for immigration clearance upon arrival and departure.
  • How long is a PAR (pre-arrival registration) for Hong Kong valid?

    The Hong Kong PAR is valid for six (6) months from the moment of approval.

  • How much does a Hong Kong Pre Arrival cost?

    The Hong Kong Pre Arrival does not have a price, as it is free to apply for a Hong Kong PAR.

  • How many entries am I permitted with a Hong Kong Pre Arrival Registration?

    The PAR is valid for multiple entries to Hong Kong of up to fourteen (14) days per trip.

  • Do I need a PAR for transit through Hong Kong?

    It is not necessary for Indian citizens to obtain a PAR 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 have an approved Hong Kong Pre Arrival Registration.

  • Do minors need a Hong Kong PAR registration?

    Yes, all Indian citizens need to obtain a PAR to enter Hong Kong, regardless of age. Minors have to apply for a PAR whether they hold their own passport or are included on the parent’s passport.

  • Is a PAR valid for study or work?

    No, the Hong Kong PAR is not valid for study or work in Hong Kong. Indian citizens wishing to enter Hong Kong for employment, to study, or for residence, should contact their nearest Hong Kong Embassy or Consulate for further information.

  • How do I apply for PAR for Hong Kong online?

    Indian citizens can apply for the PAR for Hong Kong through a simple online application. Applicants are required to enter personal and passport information and answer a few questions about security matters and travel plans, to receive an approved PAR notification slip.

  • What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

    Applicants should avoid making a mistake when completing the Hong Kong Pre Arrival form, as even a small error in the information provided can result in the rejection of the application.

  • How long will my Hong Kong Pre Arrival take to process?

    After applying and entering all the required information, the Hong Kong PAR application is processed within 24 hours.

  • How do I apply for a Hong Kong PAR online?

    To apply for a Hong Kong PAR online, applicants are required to complete a simple online application with personal and passport information, and answer a few security questions to recieve an approved PAR notification slip.

  • How can I retrieve my Pre Arrival Registration for Hong Kong?

    After completing and submitting the PAR application for Hong Kong, the applicant will be notified of the approval of the Pre Arrival Registration via email. It is necessary to print at least one (1) copy of the approved Notification Slip for Pre Arrival Registration for Indian citizens on a full sheet of A4 white paper, to present upon arrival in Hong Kong alongside the associated passport.

  • How long will it take for my Hong Kong pre arrival registration to be processed?

    The Hong Kong Pre Arrival Registration is processed within 24 hours.

  • Can I apply for a PAR (pre-arrival registration) for Hong Kong if my passport is about to expire?

    To apply for a PAR for Hong Kong, the applicant must have an Indian passport valid for at least six (6) months.

  • How can I check the status of my Pre-arrival Registration application?

    Once the online application has been submitted, applicants can check visa status of the PAR via the notifications and updates sent to the email address provided during the application.

  • What happens if my Hong Kong pre registration is rejected?

    If the Hong Kong Pre Arrival Registration is rejected, applicants are able to submit a new Hong Kong PAR application. It is essential to make sure that all the information provided on the form matches the traveler’s Indian passport, as even small errors may result in the rejection of the application.

Related News

  • People who have more than one citizenship may also hold multiple passports. This raises a number of questions about taking a trip abroad. How does traveling with two passports work? Should dual citizens bring both passports? Which one should be shown at border control? Can you enter a country with one passport, but use the

    Read More
  • When traveling abroad, it is essential to have a valid passport. What many people do not realize is that many countries have rules about the passport expiration date. In many cases, visitors’ travel documents must continue to be valid for months after they plan to arrive at their destination. The most common requirement is a

    Read More
  • The EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) is now being issued by several European countries a month ahead of schedule. The electronic platform is set for an official launch on July 1, 2021. However, the EU Gateway — the technical system that verifies the certificates — is ready and went live on June 1. Already 9 EU

    Read More
  • A passport is the key to traveling abroad. However, some passports are considered to be “stronger” than others. The world’s most powerful passports are those that offer the greatest travel freedom. The strongest passports are those that allow the holder to enter the most countries easily, without extra entry requirements, such as visas. There are

    Read More