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Hong Kong pre-arrival registration for Indian Nationals effective 23rd January 2017

Last updated: 07 Feb 2017

As per the Hong Kong Immigration Department, with effect from 23rd January 2017all Indian nationals intending to visit Hong Kong must first apply for and successfully complete pre-arrival registration online. This is a must in order to visit Hong Kong.

Upon successful registration, the Indian national MUST PRINT the computer generated notification slip and present the same at the Cathay Pacific / Cathay Dragon check-in counter.WITHOUT THIS NOTIFICATION, PASSENGERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR TRAVEL.

In order to allow sufficient time for Indian travellers to obtain a pre-arrival registration, the online platform for pre-arrival registration has been opened on 19th December 2016. Indian passports must be valid for at least6 months.

Exceptions:- The following categories of Indian nationals can visit Hong Kong without pre-arrival registration.

  1. Those who have successfully enrolled for the e-Channel service for frequent visitors.
  2. Members of operating air crew or operating sea crew on board vessels, or a contract seaman, subject to normal immigration requirements being met.
  3. Holders of valid Indian diplomatic or official passports.
  4. Holders of United Nations Laissez Passer coming to the HKSAR or transiting the HKSAR to/from a third place for official United Nations business.
  5. Holders of a valid HKSAR Travel Pass.
  6. Those who have obtained a valid entry visa for the HKSAR.

For a detailed list of exceptions, kindly visit the Hong Kong Government Immigration Department’s website.

Those in direct transit by air and not leaving Hong Kong International Airport do not need to apply. Pre-arrival registration is valid for 6 months or until the expiry of the Indian passport linked to it, whichever is earlier.

For further details kindly visit the Hong Kong Government Immigration Department’s website www.immd.gov.hk.