In general, all visitors to Hong Kong must have a passport that is valid for at least one month after the period of their intended stay in Hong Kong. Nationals of most countries do not require visas and can stay for periods varying from 7 days to 180 days, depending on nationality.

Please check the details about visa requirements on Immigration Department's website:
http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm

For more information, please contact Hong Kong Immigration Department at http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/contactus.htm, or your local travel agent

References:
http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm
 
Visit Visa / Entry Permit Requirements for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
No visa or entry permit is required for any purpose if you hold any of the following travel documents:
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passport
  • British National (Overseas) Passport
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Identity
  • Hong Kong Re-entry permit (for entry from the Mainland of China and the Macao Special Administrative Region only)
  • Hong Kong Document of Identity for Visa Purposes provided that the document is valid or the holder's limit of stay in Hong Kong has not expired
  • Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card

APPLICATION

Visitors are required to have adequate funds to cover the duration of their stay without working and to hold onward or return tickets. If you want to stay longer than the visa free period allowed, you must apply for a visa or entry permit before travelling to the HKSAR.

You may apply for the appropriate visa or entry permit from the nearest Chinese diplomatic and consular mission (http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zwjg/default.htm).

As an alternative, you may also submit your visa or entry permit application to the HKSAR Immigration Department either directly by post or through a local sponsor. To shorten the processing time, application forms and supporting documents can be sent by fax to (852) 2824 1133 in the first instance. However, the original copy of the duly completed application form and the photographs required should be sent immediately to the HKSAR Immigration Department by air mail. A visa/entry permit will be issued only on receipt of an original, properly completed visa/entry permit application form.


TAIWAN / MAINLAND CHINA

If you are a Chinese resident of Taiwan, you should submit your application for an entry permit through one of the authorised airlines. There are separate information leaflets regarding the arrangements for entry in respect of residents of the Mainland of China (ID 894A) and for overseas Chinese and Chinese residents of Taiwan (ID 895A). You can also obtain information here for entry to Hong Kong from the Mainland of China. Information on arrangements for entry to Hong Kong SAR for overseas Chinese and Chinese residents of Taiwan can be obtained here.


Persons who need a visa or entry permit for visit (or purposes other than a visit) should obtain the appropriate visa or entry permit before travelling to the HKSAR. HKSAR visa requirements for the following foreign countries / territories:

  Nationality of foreign country (Territory)/ Type of Travel Document Visa free period for visit not exceeding Always require VISA,except in direct transit by air and when the person does not leave the airport transit area
1 AFGHANISTAN - Visa Required
2 ALBANIA - Visa Required
3 ALGERIA 14 Days -
4 ANDORRA 90 Days -
5 ANGOLA (please see remarks) - Visa Required^
6 ANGUILLA 90 Days -
7 ANTIGUA & BARBUDA 90 Days -
8 ARGENTINA 90 Days -
9 ARMENIA - Visa Required
10 AUSTRALIA 90 Days -
11 AUSTRIA 90 Days -
12 AZERBAIJAN - Visa Required
13 BAHAMAS 90 Days -
14 BAHRAIN 30 Days -
15 BANGLADESH (please see remarks) - Visa Required^
16 BARBADOS 90 Days -
17 BELARUS - Visa Required
18 BELGIUM 90 Days -
19 BELIZE 90 Days -
20 BENIN 14 Days -
21 BERMUDA 90 Days -
22 BHUTAN 14 Days -
23 BOLIVIA 30 Days -
24 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 14 Days -
25 BOTSWANA 90 Days -
26 BRAZIL 90 Days -
27 BRITAIN (British citizens) 180 Days -
28 BRITAIN (British Overseas Territories citizens, British Overseas citizens, British subjects and British Protected persons)  90 Days -
29 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 90 Days -
30 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 90 Days -
31 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 90 Days -
32 BRUNEI 90 Days -
33 BULGARIA 90 Days -
34 BURKINA FASO 14 Days -
35 BURUNDI (please see remarks)  - Visa Required^
36 CAMBODIA - Visa Required
37 CAMEROON (please see remarks)  - Visa Required^ 
38 CANADA 90 Days -
39 CAPE VERDE (REPUBLIC OF) 30 Days -
40 CAYMAN ISLANDS 90 Days -
41 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 14 Days -
42 CHAD 14 Days -
43 CHILE 90 Days -
44 COLOMBIA 90 Days -
45 COMOROS 14 Days -
46 CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF) (Formerly known as Zaire) (please see remarks) - Visa Required*
47 CONGO (REPUBLIC OF) (please see remarks) - Visa Required^
48 COSTA RICA 30 Days -
49 Costa Rican Provisional passports - Visa Required
50 Documento de Identidad Y Viaje issued by Costa Rican Government - Visa Required
51 COTE D'IVOIRE (REPUBLIC OF) (please see remarks) - Visa Required*
52 CROATIA 14 Days -
53 CUBA - Visa Required
54 CYPRUS (REPUBLIC OF) 90 Days -
55 CZECH REPUBLIC 90 Days -
56 DENMARK 90 Days -
57 DJIBOUTI 14 Days -
58 DOMINICA (COMMONWEALTH OF) 90 Days -
59 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 30 Days -
60 ECUADOR 90 Days -
61 EGYPT 90 Days -
62 EL SALVADOR 30 Days -
63 EQUATORIAL GUINEA 14 Days -
64 ERITREA (please see remarks) - Visa Required*
65 ESTONIA 90 Days -
66 ETHIOPIA (please see remarks) - Visa Required^
67 FALKLAND ISLANDS & DEPENDENCIES 90 Days -
68 FAROE ISLANDS 90 Days -
69 FIJI 90 Days -
70 FINLAND 90 Days -
71 FRANCE 90 Days -
72 GABON 14 Days -
73 GAMBIA 90 Days -
74 GEORGIA - Visa Required
75 GERMANY 90 Days -
76 GHANA (please see remarks) - Visa Required^ 
77 GIBRALTAR 90 Days -
78 GREECE 90 Days -
79 GREENLAND 90 Days -
80 GRENADA 90 Days -
81 GUATEMALA 30 Days -
82 GUINEA 14 Days -
83 GUINEA-BISSAU 14 Days -
84 GUYANA 90 Days -
85 HAITI 14 Days -
86 HONDURAS 30 Days -
87 HUNGARY 90 Days -
88 ICELAND 90 Days -
89 INDIA 14 Days -
90 INDONESIA 30 Days -
91 IRAN - Visa Required
92 IRAQ (please see remarks)  - Visa Required*
93 IRELAND (REPUBLIC OF) 90 Days -
94 ISRAEL 90 Days -
95 ITALY 90 Days -
96 JAMAICA 90 Days -
97 JAPAN 90 Days -
98 JORDAN 30 Days -
99 KAZAKHSTAN - Visa Required
100 KENYA 90 Days -
101 KIRIBATI 90 Days -
102 KOREA (DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF) - Visa Required
103 KOREA (REPUBLIC OF) 90 Days -
104 KUWAIT 30 Days -
105 KYRGYSTAN - Visa Required
106 LAOS - Visa Required
107 LATVIA 90 Days -
108 LEBANON - Visa Required
109 LESOTHO 14 Days -
110 LIBERIA (please see remarks) - Visa Required* 
111 LIBYA - Visa Required
112 LIECHTENSTEIN 90 Days -
113 LITHUANIA 90 Days -
114 LUXEMBOURG 90 Days -
115 MACEDONIA 14 Days -
116 MADAGASCAR 14 Days -
117 MALAWI 90 Days -
118 MALAYSIA 90 Days -
119 MALDIVES 90 Days -
120 MALI 14 Days -
121 MALTA 90 Days -
122 MARSHALL ISLANDS (REPUBLIC OF) 14 Days -
123 MAURITANIA 14 Days -
124 MAURITIUS 90 Days -
125 MEXICO 90 Days  -
126 MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF) 14 Days -
127 MOLDOVA (REPUBLIC OF) - Visa Required
128 MONACO 90 Days -
129 MONGOLIA 14 Days -
130 MONTENEGRO (REPUBLIC OF) - Visa Required
131 MONTSERRAT 90 Days -
132 MOROCCO 30 Days -
133 MOZAMBIQUE 14 Days -
134 MYANMAR - Visa Required
135 NAMIBIA 90 Days -
136 NAURU 90 Days -
137 NEPAL (please see remarks) - Visa Required*
138 NETHERLANDS 90 Days -
139 NEW ZEALAND 90 Days -
140 NICARAGUA - Visa Required
141 NIGER 14 Days -
142 NIGERIA - Visa Required
143 NORWAY 90 Days -
144 OMAN 30 Days -
145 PAKISTAN (please see remarks) - Visa Required^
146 PALAU 14 Days -
147 PALESTINE (STATES OF)  - Visa Required
148 PANAMA - Visa Required
149 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 90 Days -
150 PARAGUAY 30 Days -
151 PERU 30 Days -
152 Special Peruvian passports - Visa Required
153 PHILIPPINES 14 Days -
154 PITCAIRN, HENDERSON, DUCIE & OENO ISLANDS 90 Days -
155 POLAND 90 Days -
156 PORTUGAL 90 Days -
157 QATAR 30 Days -
158 ROMANIA 90 Days -
159 RUSSIAN FEDERATION 14 Days -
160 RWANDA 14 Days -
161 SAMOA (WESTERN) 30 Days -
162 SAN MARINO 90 Days -
163 SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 14 Days -
164 SAUDI ARABIA 30 Days -
165 SENEGAL - Visa Required
166 SERBIA (REPUBLIC OF) (holders of Serbian biometric passports only) 14 Days -
167 SERBIA (REPUBLIC OF) (holders of Serbian non-biometric passports, Yugoslav passports bearing the country name 'Federal Republic of Yugoslavia' or Serbian passports issued by the Coordination Directorate in Belgrade) - Visa Required
168 SEYCHELLES 90 Days -
169 SIERRA LEONE (please see remarks) - Visa Required*
170 SINGAPORE 90 Days -
171 SLOVAK REPUBLIC 90 Days -
172 SLOVENIA 90 Days -
173 SOLOMON ISLANDS - Visa Required
174 SOMALIA (please see remarks) - Visa Required*
175 SOUTH AFRICA 30 Days -
176 SOUTH SUDAN - Visa Required
177 SPAIN 90 Days -
178 SRI LANKA (please see remarks) - Visa Required^
179 ST. HELENA 90 Days -
180 ST. HELENA DEPENDENCIES (ASCENSION, TRISTAN DA CUNHA) 90 Days -
181 ST. KITTS - NEVIS ANGUILLA 90 Days -
182 ST. LUCIA 90 Days -
183 ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 90 Days -
184 SUDAN - Visa Required
185 SURINAME 14 Days -
186 SWAZILAND 90 Days -
187 SWEDEN 90 Days -
188 SWITZERLAND 90 Days -
189 SYRIA - Visa Required
190 TAJIKISTAN - Visa Required
191 TANZANIA 90 Days -
192 THAILAND 30 Days -
193 THE SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 90 Days -
194 THE SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS OF AKROTIRI AND DHEKELIA 90 Days -
195 TOGO (please see remarks) - Visa Required^
196 TONGA 90 Days -
197 Tongan National passports - Visa Required
198 Tongan Protected Persons passports - Visa Required
199 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 90 Days -
200 TUNISIA 30 Days -
201 TURKEY 90 Days -
202 TURKMENISTAN - Visa Required
203 TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 90 Days -
204 TUVALU 90 Days -
205 TUVALU (with national status stated as 'I-TUVALU') - Visa Required
206 UGANDA 30 Days -
207 UKRAINE 14 Days -
208 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 30 Days -
209 URUGUAY 90 Days -
210 Uruguay passports issued under Decree 289/90 - Visa Required
211 U.S.A. 90 Days -
212 US TRUST TERRITORY OF PACIFIC ISLANDS (holders of US Trust Territory passports only) 14 Days -
213 UZBEKISTAN - Visa Required
214 VANUATU  90 Days -
215 VATICAN CITY 14 Days -
216 Vatican Service passports - Visa Required
217 VENEZUELA 90 Days -
218 VIETNAM - Visa Required
219 YEMEN (REPUBLIC OF) 30 Days -
220 ZAMBIA 90 Days -
221 ZIMBABWE  90 Days -
222 All 'stateless' travel document holders - Visa Required
223 Nationals of other foreign countries do not require visas for a visit 7 Days -

Remarks :

*All nationals are required to hold a valid visa for the HKSAR for whatever purpose (including those who are in transit and remain on the airside).

^All nationals (except holders of Diplomatic and Official passports) are required to hold a valid visa for the HKSAR for whatever purpose (including those who are in transit and remain on the airside). Holders of
Diplomatic and Official passport may visit the HKSAR visa-free for a stay not exceeding 14 days.

The information in this chapter on visa or entry permit requirements for visitors to the HKSAR is updated in November 2011. There may be subsequent changes.