Please note that Hong Kong and Macau, as two Special Administration Regions of China, have their own separate entry & exit regulations.
A foreign tourist traveling from mainland China to Hong Kong or Macau regions is required to apply for a Hong Kong or Macau visa. A visa to mainland China is also required when visitor traveling from Hong Kong or Macau to mainland China. For example, if you were traveling to Shanghai on May 1st (of course, now you have your Chinese single-entry tourist visa with you) and left for Hong Kong on May 3rd. After an overnight stay in Hong Kong, you were planning to visit Guangzhou in Guangdong Province on May 5th; you are required again to apply for another Chinese Tourist Visa. The best way to avoid this is to apply for a double-entry or multi-entry visa prior to leaving your country, which allows a traveler to enter China twice or multiple times during the specified visa period.
Things are the same for Macau.
Any travelers taking a group tour from Hong Kong or Macau to entering into the following Chinese mainland cities: Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhaoqing, Huizhou for a period of less than 6 days are exempt from entry visas.
Foreigners who want to visit Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Xiamen and other Special Economic Zones in China may apply directly to visa authorities in these zones for tourist visas. However, we do suggest travelers who need a visa for visit (or purposes other than a visit) should obtain the appropriate visa before traveling to China.
Passport holders of foreign countries (including those of Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR regions in China) who want to visit Tibet need Alien's Travel Permits issued by the Tourist Administration Bureau of Tibetan Autonomous Regions as well as a valid passport and a visa. The Chinese government allows only group touring in Tibet region and individual travelers are also required to travel under a group control in that region. Therefore, you can only obtain an Alien's Travel Permit through a travel agency. For details, please visit our Tibet Tour.
Hi! I am a Philippine passport holder and i am planning to meet my bf in HK this month. The documents I have are the following:1. Valid Passport2. RT Ticket3. Employment Certificate4. Hotel Confirmations5. Itinerary6. Cash worth 20K and some USD (just in case show money is needed)My bf is from Switzerland and he will shoulder all my expenses while we are in HK. He already forwarded to me the hotel confirmations but it is under his name, do you think it's alright? Secondly, is it necessary for him to make a letter like financial support during the trip? I hope you can help me. Thanks!
yes, it is alright. he does not need to take financial support.
Thank you Bill for the response. I really appreciate it.I have one more question. Based on the documents that i have, only i am lacking with is the credit card. I have debit cards which could also be use in international transactions. You think this wont create a problem?
Hi! My husband and I purchased airfare ticket and hotel accomodation in hongkong for 3 days and 2 nights as we're planning to have a city tour. How much pocket money we should bring and do we have to present it in immigration? Sorry, it's our first time to travel outside the country and we're really excited :)
Hi my aunt, cousin & I will visit Macau, HK & Guangzhou this April. we'll arrive via Macau, go to HK then Guangzhou and fly back to manila via Guangzhou. Do we need a visa if we'll visit Guangzhou (coming from HK) for just around 2 days? If so, can we get it on the spot? What are the processes we need to take note? I have s Philippine passport while they have UK passports. Thank you for the response..
I have a tentative flight on Feb.26, 2014 going to Hongkong with a return date of Feb. 28, 2014. I also have a Dubai visit visa, confirmed ticket HK to Dubai and planning to go directly to Dubai instead of flying back here in the Philippines coz it''s much easier if HK will be my point of origin. My question is, due to the issues concerning passengers being offloaded by the Immigration Officers, should I inform Immig Officer that I am going to Dubai after my HK trip? What are the necessary documentations are they (Immig Officers) going to ask from me? I recently resigned from my work as a Call Center Representative but I still have my Company ID with me and Contract. Do you think NAIA Immigration have ways to verify my employment coz I am thinking of showing it as a proof that I am working here? I even have my VISA Credit Card with me to suffice my trip and valid Philippine Passport. Please help me figure this one out. Thank you.
Hi, we are travelling to macau then hk this coming march for three days. Do we still need to apply a entry visa or we can enter using only our philippine passport? thank you
We are traveling to macau and hk this coming march. Do we still need to apply for the entry visa? or we can enter macau and hk using only.our philippine passport? We will be staying there for three dayS.
Hi, I am a Filipino and planning to visit Hongkong on Feb.21,2014. I just want to ask what are the necessary documents that I needed to prepare aside from a valid passport. I am planning to stay there for 3days and 2 nights only. I already have a round trip ticket and hotel accommodation. Furthermore, I am currently employed but did not request for a 3day leave for I am traveling during my rest day. Your immediate response is highly appreciated.
Hi ,We 4 filipinos have planning to travel Hongkong on April 2014.And to stay for 5 days and 4 nights.It is possible need to get tourist visa?
hi, im marlen, i work here in hongkong as domestic helper but was terminated my visa will last until february 11-2014.i plan to look for an employer if i can find employer can i exit shenzhen china and come back hongkong for another 14 days to stay? while my visa on proces?and then exit shenzhen again after 14 days?i have a china visa my employer apply for me .thankz may
Hi!my bf is planning to go in macau after his contract in Kuwait.he is a Filipino too.He is planning to work in Macau.What is the best procedure for him to enter Macau?He has friends in Macau but they can't provide Him financial accomodation.He plans to stay with his friends until He can find job?Pls.help us....thank you..