Hong Kong Pre-Arrival Registration for Taiwan Residents

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Hong Kong PAR Information for Residents of Taiwan

Pre-Arrival Registration (PAR) for Hong Kong is an electronic travel authorization system that allows certain residents of Taiwan to enter the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

Each PAR is valid for 2 months, starting from the date of approval. It grants the holder 2 entries to Hong Kong, for a maximum stay of 30 days each time.

Nationals of Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China (ROC), may visit the HKSAR with a PAR if they meet certain requirements.

A Hong Kong Pre-Arrival Registration for Taiwan Residents can be completed via an online form, which is quick and simple to fill out.

An approved PAR is sent to the applicant via email.

Taiwanese nationals who are not residents of Taiwan or do not have right of abode must instead visit a Chinese diplomatic mission or Hong Kong embassy in another country to apply for a passport-like Chinese Travel Document and an HKSAR Entry Permit.

Highlights
Double entry travel authorization for nationals of Taiwan
Stay for up to 30 days with each entry
Valid for 2 months from approval
What is Necessary?

Valid passport from Taiwan

Current email address

Taiwanese identity card number

HKSAR Pre-Arrival Registration Requirements for Taiwan Residents

Taiwanese nationals may apply online for a PAR for Hong Kong if they meet the following criteria:

  • The visitor was born in Taiwan, has right of abode in Taiwan, or has previously been allowed to enter the HKSAR as a resident of Taiwan.
  • The visitor’s only passport was issued by Taiwan

Taiwanese citizens must not be in possession of any travel documents issued by other sovereign states in order to obtain the PAR.

The only exceptions to this are the “Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents” issued by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Entry Permit issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR.

Once the applicant receives the approved PAR by email, they should print off the approved Pre-arrival Registration Notification Slip on a blank sheet of A4 paper.

This slip is required when boarding a flight to Hong Kong and must be presented to a Hong Kong border control official upon arrival in the HKSAR.

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

  • Taiwan

Application Steps

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

Covid Update for Hong Kong

Last update: 02/06/2021

Travelers may not enter Hong Kong unless they hold either a Hong Kong SAR passport or Hong Kong “Document of Identity for Visa Purposes”, or are a resident of Hong Kong with either a Permanent Identity Card; an Identity card with the asterisk and either the code “A” or “R”; an Identity card with the code “C” and a visa; an Identity card with the code “U” and prior approval from Hong Kong Immigration; or an Identity card accompanied by a visa with “Permission to remain extended until”. 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 duy, 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) Australia, 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: Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, or South Africa. Airline crew who have been in these countries within the previous 21 days must quarantine for 21 days. 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: Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the hilippines, 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 for at least 21 nights. 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. 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. From 4 June 2021, passengers who have been in Cambodia, Thailand, or Vietnam in the past 21 days (including in transit) must have a negative nucleic acid test taken no more than 72 hours before the departure of the last direct flight to Hong Kong. They must bring the result with their name matching the name on their travel document. In addition, they will need a document to prove that the lab where the test was performed is ISO 15189 accredited or approved by the local government. These documents must be in Chinese or English. 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.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Hong Kong Visa FAQ

  • How long is the Hong Kong PAR valid for?

    The Hong Kong Pre-Arrival Registration is valid for 2 months. During this period of validity, the holder of an approved PAR may enter the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region twice.

  • How long can I stay in the HKSAR with Hong Kong Pre-Arrival Registration?

    The Hong Kong PAR permits the holder to visit the HKSAR for a maximum of 30 days with each entry. It is valid for 2 entries.

  • What is the difference between the Hong Kong PAR and a Hong Kong visa?

    The Hong Kong PAR is an electronic registration for Taiwan nationals with residence or right of abode in Taiwan.

    A Hong Kong visa is a document that travelers from a number of countries need to enter the Special Administrative Region for longer stays. Visitors from many countries, including the US, Canada, and most European countries may visit Hong Kong for a certain period of time visa-free, but will require a visa for Hong Kong for longer stays.

  • Who can visit Hong Kong with Pre-Arrival Registration?

    Only nationals of 2 countries can apply for a PAR for Hong Kong:

    • Taiwan
    • India

    Only Taiwanese nationals who are residents or have right of abode in Taiwan, or who have previously visited Hong Kong as residents of Taiwan are eligible to apply, providing their travel documents are issued by Taiwan.

    Taiwanese nationals who were born outside Taiwan and have never registered as residents there cannot apply for the PAR for Hong Kong.

    If the traveler has a passport or any other travel document issued by another country, they are ineligible for the Hong Kong PAR, except those holding a:

    • “Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents” issued by the People’s Republic of China (PRC)
    • Entry Permit issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR
  • Can I obtain my Hong Kong PAR online?

    Yes, the Pre-Arrival Registration for the HKSAR can only be obtained via the internet. The applicant must complete an online form, submitting some basic information about themselves and their travel documents.

    When completing the online registration form for the Hong Kong PAR, the ROC national must have the following documents:

    • Name in Chinese and English
    • Alias in Chinese and English (if applicable)
    • Sex
    • Date of birth
    • Place of birth
    • Taiwan identity card number

    All information submitted must be correct and consistent with the data on the applicant’s Taiwan travel documents.

    A Pre-Arrival Registration may be rejected if the information contains errors or inconsistencies.

    Taiwan residents should check all their answers carefully for typos and errors before submitting their PAR application.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Hong Kong PAR?

    Yes, each traveler must print off a copy of the approved Notification Slip for Pre-arrival Registration for Taiwan Residents on a plain sheet of A4 paper. They must take the copy with them when they travel to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and present it both when boarding the flight and when crossing the border to enter Hong Kong.

  • What should I do if I make a mistake on my Pre-Arrival Registration for Hong Kong?

    Small mistakes, such as typos, are the most common reason why online travel applications, such as the PAR, are delayed or denied. It is essential to take care when completing the online Pre-Arrival Registration form for Hong Kong and to double-check the answers before submitting the application.

    In the event that the HKSAR PAR application is rejected, the traveler may reapply.

  • How long will my Hong Kong PAR take to process?

    Hong Kong PAR applications are generally processed rapidly. It may take up to 3 business days to process an application. However, PAR applications are often processed and approved on the same day.

  • Do I need the PAR for Hong Hong if I already have a Mainland Travel Permit?

    No, the Mainland Travel Permit permits ROC nationals to visit both mainland China and the HKSAR. Travelers who hold a Mainland Travel Permit may use this instead of getting a PAR.

    Only ROC nationals with right of abode in Taiwan may apply for the Mainland Travel Permit. It allows them to stay in Hong Kong for up to 30 days.

  • What should I do if I lose my PAR notification slip?

    If the Notification Slip for Pre-arrival Registration for Taiwan Residents is lost, stolen, damaged, or printed in a manner that does not meet acceptable standards, they must reprint the PAR notification slip themselves and present it at Hong Kong immigration clearance.

  • Can I extend my PAR for Hong Kong?

    The PAR expires after either:

    • 2 months have elapsed since registration
    • The holder has made 2 journeys to the HKSAR

    Once either or both of these have occurred, the Taiwanese traveler may re-register using the online service.

  • How can I verify the status of my Hong Kong PAR application?

    After completing the online registration process, notifications and updates on the progress of the Hong Kong PAR application are sent by email to the Taiwanese applicant.

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