Hong Kong, the city-state is well known for being a glamorous city. A British Colony once, presently Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China. By visiting Hong Kong, you will be able to experience the perfect combination of eastern and western cultures. A trip to Hong Kong is worth taking because along with the high-end cities, you can also enjoy forest-covered mountains, hiking trails, beautiful beaches, islands, and traditional fishing villages. This article contains everything about a Hong Kong tourist visa.
Here’s how to get your Hong Kong tourist visa with a 100% cashback!
Hong Kong Tourist Visa in a Nutshell
Though Hong Kong comes under the special administrative area of China, it has its very own entry policy. Even if you hold a normal visa for China, you can not enter Hong Kong or vice versa. You will have to obtain a specific visa for Hong Kong to enter this country.
Hong Kong allows almost 170 country nationals to enter this country without a visa and India is one of them. But effective from 23rd January 2017, Indians must complete an online pre-arrival registration to enter Hong Kong.
The Pre Arrival Registration (PAR) is much similar to a Hong Kong tourist visa as it comes with a specific stay period and some conditions.
Read More: Hong Kong Tourist Visa for Indians
Note: Before 23rd January 2017, Hong Kong visa on arrival for Indian tourists/visitors were granted.
A tourist visa for Hong Kong/ PAR allows 14 days of stay in Hong Kong. the validity of this visa type is of 6 months. One can enter multiple times in Hong Kong with this visa. On each entry, you can stay up to 14 continuous days. Typically, it is an online visa and the applicant receives it via email. While travelling to Hong Kong you must carry a self-attested copy of the same.
Important:- A Hong Kong visa is not required if you are transiting through Hong Kong and not leaving the airport premises during your layover.
Hong Kong tourist visa fee
The price breakup on the Hong Kong tourist visa cost is as follows. The government of Hong Kong charges a visa convenience fee or visa fee of INR 799. The Blinkvisa service charges are INR 500 only.
Note: We process your Hong Kong tourist visa on receipt of the initial payment of INR 500 only. Only after visa approval, you must pay the remaining fee to download the visa.
How to Get Hong Kong Tourist Visa in Just 24 Hours?
As mentioned above, you can get a Hong Kong Visa online. You can apply for the visa through the official website or visa agencies like Blinkvisa.
Getting your visa through the official website will not give you any additional benefit other than the piece of paper with your name mentioned on it. On the other hand, applying for your visa through Blinkvisa will attract benefits like 100% cashback, visa assistance, free travel plan, and discounted flights & hotels. Moreover, we ensure seamless visa processing without any hassles.
Here are the steps to get a Hong Kong tourist visa in 24 hours with 100% cashback:
Blinkvisa is the portal using which you can apply for your Hong Kong visa. Blinkvisa is not only for your visa but it can also help you with booking flights, hotels, and buying travel insurance at a discounted rate. You will have to give your personal information such as phone number and email ID to log in.
Pay the initial amount
The Hong Kong visa fee is INR 1389 for each visa. The amount mentioned includes the visa fee, Blinkvisa charge, and the applicable taxes. When applying for your visa through Blinkvisa, you just need to pay INR 500 to initiate the visa processing. The rest of the amount can be paid when you will get approval on your visa application.
So, your next step of the Hong Kong visa application is paying the initial amount of INR 500.
Note: On the successful payment of INR 500, you will receive the entire visa amount which is INR 1389 in your Blinkwallet!
Read More: Hong Kong Visa Fees
Our visa experts will call you to get better clarification of your basic data and travel information. You will also need to upload a soft copy of your passport.
The documents required for Hong Kong tourist visa are:
- A colour scanned copy of the first and last page of your Passport. The validity of your passport should be at least six months from the date of travel and have a minimum of three blank pages.
- Duly filled questionnaire.
The questionnaire mentioned above is quite long and the applicant has to provide all their personal and travel-related data. The visa experts from Blinkvisa will fill the questionnaire on your behalf. Taking assistance from Blinkvisa will eliminate the chances of errors in filling the questionnaire and hence your chances of visa approval will increase.
Read More: Hong Kong Visa Requirements
Download your visa
The next step is downloading your visa. You will receive your Hong Kong tourist visa in your registered email in a pdf format. But before you download your visa, you will have to complete any due payments. You can pay the remaining visa fee in either of the three ways-
- Payment through debit/credit card
- Payment through UPI
- Payment through PayUmoney portal
Once you clear all the due, you will be able to download your Hong Kong tourist visa.
Take a printout of your visa
You will have to carry a printout of your visa while travelling to Hong Kong. The print out must be taken on a blank A4 size paper. Printouts of any other size or double side printing will not be accepted at the immigration counter in Hong Kong.
You will also need to self attest the printout of your visa affirming that the information mentioned on your visa is true to the best of your knowledge.
And Voila! Your Hong Kong visa will be in your hands in less than 24 hours!
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How to Use Blinkwallet Cashback?
The cashback in your Blinkwallet can be used for booking flight tickets, hotels and activities to do in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is an expensive city to explore or tour. So anything that can save your money on your trip will always be welcomed.
The use of Blinkcash can save you up to 10% of your total booking value. You can book flight tickets or your accommodation in Hong Kong using the Blinkvisa portal which will attract discounts.
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Enjoy Hong Kong at its Best with our Expert Made Travel Plans!
Though Hong Kong is not geographically a very large country, it has a galore of tourist attractions. If you are visiting Hong Kong for the first time, you must have a travel plan with you. Without a travel plan, it is nearly impossible to visit all the places of your interest within the limited time you are spending in Hong Kong. A smartly crafted travel plan can also save a lot of money.
More importantly, on your arrival in Hong Kong, the immigration officer will also ask you about the travel plan of your Hong Kong trip.
Hence, it is always advisable to be prepared with an expert made travel plan before you start your journey to Hong Kong. Along with your Hong Kong visa, we also offer a free travel plan for our valued customers! Ask for your personalized travel plan and enjoy your trip to the fullest!
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. The information on my Hong Kong visa/PAR does not match the information on my visa. What should I do?
You will have to apply for a fresh visa. Corrections on issued PAR is not allowed.
2. Do I need to have travel insurance?
Though travel insurance is not mandatory, it is always better to have one to cover unforeseen happening during your trip. We recommend the HDFC Ergo Travel Insurance for as low as INR 300.
3. How to take a printout of my PAR?
You will have to log into your Blinkvisa account to take a print out of the same.
4. What should I do if my PAR gets rejected?
If your PAR gets rejected, you will have to apply for a Hong Kong visit visa as you can not apply for a new PAR till your previous PAR is valid.
5. Can I take up a course or start working while I am in Hong Kong on a PAR?
No, work or study is not allowed with PAR.