Visa information 2019-01-28T19:37:40+00:00

Visa Information

Although Hong Kong is part of the People’s Republic of China it remains a Special Administrative Region (SAR) with its own immigration controls.

Who Need a Visa to Visit Hong Kong?

Nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong without a visa, and can stay for periods varying from 7 days to 180 days depending on nationality.

Nationals of the US, Europe, Australia, Canada and New Zealand don’t require a visa to enter Hong Kong for stays of 90 days, 180 days for UK nationals.

Check here which nationals require entry visa to Hong-Kong:

All visitors to Hong Kong must have a passport that is valid for at least one month to six months (depending on nationality) after the period of their intended stay in Hong Kong.


Travellers can apply for a Hong Kong visa from the nearest Chinese embassy or consulate. As an alternative, you may also submit your visa 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 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.

А visa/entry permit will be issued only on receipt of an original, properly completed visa application form.

Processing Time

It normally takes four weeks to process a visa application upon receipt of all required documents.

Youth to Youth Initiative together with Future City Summit Limited will offer those delegates who require visa supporting documents including the official letter of invitation and confirmation of booking of the accommodation.

Note: Visa’s expenses are not covered by the organisers and are a solely responsibility of the Summit’s delegates.