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Entry to Hong Kong, Macau and Other Special Regions

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.

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  • Replyoumar
    4/22/2014 3:01:00 PM

    Hello my name is Oumar,i have a Niamey Niger passport,do i need a Visa to hong kong?

    • Candy :4/23/2014 10:02:00 PM

      no, you can stay in hong Kong without a visa for 14 days.

  • ReplyKim
    4/21/2014 12:56:00 PM

    Hi. I am planning to visit Macau-HK-China on Feb of 2015. Would it be possible to get a ticket from PH-Macau and CN-PH for the returning flight? Is it acceptable to do that?

    • Jerry :4/21/2014 9:40:00 PM

      yes, it is acceptable. Just wanna remind you that you have to have a valid Chinese visa before enter Mainland China.

  • ReplyMary
    4/20/2014 5:10:00 AM

    Hi there. I will be in Hongkong for a month this coming April 23-May 20, 2014 as I need to accompany my friend for her operation. She sponsored my visa. So will go home with her in Philippines on May 20. So my husband booked a ticket for us with my daughter on May 26-30 to Hongkong. Are they going to allow me again for another entry for 4 days staying there? What requirements do we need to show? Thanks ! Mj

    • Kate :4/20/2014 10:28:00 PM

      yes, you will be allowed to enter for another 4 days stay there. you also need to provide the reservation of a hotel in Hong Kong, and some pocket money.

  • Replygeraldinegarcia
    4/14/2014 6:40:00 AM

    hi i work before in hk as domestic helper10 yrs ago and now my friend wants meto work there again but i was overstayedand deported before.is it possible for meto work in hk again.

    • Nancy :4/14/2014 9:38:00 PM

      since it has been 10 years, i think you can have a try.

  • ReplyRosamie
    4/13/2014 11:05:00 AM

    Hello po. My fiance and i will meet in hk and will be staying of a friends house. I got an invitation letter from her with signature through email. And my fiancee sent me an affidavit that he'll be shoulder all my finances. Wla na po bang problema para ma offload? Thank you

    • Grace :4/13/2014 10:56:00 PM

      i think it is no problem. remember to print out the invitation letter from your friend and the afficavit from your fiancee.

  • Replymichelle
    4/8/2014 11:00:00 AM

    Hello I just want to ask coz I been working before in Hongkong as domestic helper then I exit in Macau first time coz of break contract then find an employer in Hongkong I enter again but suddenly after just two days on my employer my terminate again so after 14 days in Hongkong I exit in Macau again ist possible I can enter Hongkong again but I don't have any visa from any employer.how many days they can give me and what are the requirements I needed to enter Hongkong.Thank you Michelle

    • Candy :4/8/2014 10:32:00 PM

      so this will be your third entry to Hong Kong. i heard someone was given 10 days after many times enter and exit Hong Kong. so you can have a try.

  • Replynej
    4/8/2014 2:28:00 AM

    hi, we were going to Macau for 6 days vacation,everything is ready,our round trip air ticket and our hotel reservation...what mean by MOP?is it okey to bring my debit card or credit card instead of cash?

    • Brenda :4/8/2014 9:42:00 PM

      MOP is the money used in Macau.it is ok to take your debit card or credit card, but you'd better take some cash in MOP. it will be very convenient.

  • ReplyMouctar
    4/5/2014 7:36:00 AM

    Hi I am republique du Niger passport holder and I need a Russia tourist visa here in china is it possible if i can get it here since there is no Russia embassy in republique du Niger. And I have one year multiple chines Visa.

    • fred :4/7/2014 10:16:00 PM

      do you have a temporary residence permit in China? the Russian Embassy or Consulate general may require it. any way, just have a try.

  • Replynej
    4/4/2014 6:56:00 PM

    hi..i and my bf will go to Macau for a 6 days vacation.i am holding a Philippine passport and my boyfriend is US passport,are we together in a one lane at immigration?we already have our round trip air ticket and hotel reservation..and how much pocket money do we have for our travel?thank you

    • Emma :4/7/2014 10:13:00 PM

      yes, you are in one lane at immigration. at least MOP 5,000.

  • Replythree
    4/2/2014 5:09:00 AM

    My family and i going for vacation in macau. We have a round trip ticket philippines to macau and macau to philippines. Is it okay if i'll exit in macau and travel to dubai on my own? I planned to visit my friends there. I also have visit visa do i need a hotel reservation? THANKS.

    • Candy :4/2/2014 9:01:00 PM

      it is ok to travel to dubai on your own. a hotel reservation in Macau is required.