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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.

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Hong Kong Visa FAQ

  • What is the Hong Kong Pre Arrival Rgistration (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.