The colourful rich cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong is one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia. Whether you are a solo traveller or visiting Hong Kong with your family, you will never repent choosing Hong Kong for your travel destination. Starting from fascinating Disneyland to trekking the Dragonback Trail, Hong Kong has something for everyone. However, apart from visa-exempt nations, others must have a Hong Kong visa to visit Hong Kong. The article explains the Hong Kong visa application process and how you can get 100% cashback of the visa fee.
The Hong Kong Visa Application Process
The visa application process differs with the type of visa you are applying for. A tourist visa for Hong Kong is an online visa which makes the visa processing extremely simple. A visa for Hong Kong can be applied through the official website or visa agencies like Blinkvisa.
Applying for Hong Kong visa through Blinkvisa will give you additional benefits such as-
- 100% cashback of visa fee
- Assistance at every step
- Free travel plan
- Discount in Flight tickets and Hotel reservations
- Travel Insurance
- No advance payment
You must be thinking that the application process will be a cumbersome one. On the contrary, the application process at Blinkvisa is a much simplified one.
Types of Hong Kong visas
Before understanding the Hong Kong visa application, let us learn the types of Hong Kong visas.
While Indians may travel visa-free, they need to apply for a Hong Kong Pre-arrival Registration or PAR. And, PAR is similar to the Hong Kong tourist visa as the features, usage terms are completely similar.
The following are the types of Hong Kong visas;
- Hong Kong visitor visa
- Non-visitor visa
Types of Hong Kong visitor visas
- Hong Kong tourist visa
- Transit visa Hong Kong
Types of Hong Kong non-visitor visas
- Employment visa
- Investment visa
- Student visa
The government of Hong Kong has facilitated an easy Hong Kong visa online application process. We further make it hassle-free with step-by-step Hong Kong visa assistance
Step-wise Hong Kong visa application process
The Hong Kong visa application process at Blinkvisa is as follows;
The first step of applying for a Hong Kong visa is visiting Blinkvisa. You will have to give your destination, origin, phone number, and email ID. Once you give all the information, click on the ‘Get Visa’ tab.
You will be redirected to the Hong Kong visa information page. On this page, you will find all the necessary information about the Hong Kong visa like visa specifications, requirements, fees, and FAQs. Once you understand the visa specifications well, you will have to click on the ‘Apply Hong Kong Visa‘ tab.
Read More: Hong Kong Tourist Visa
The traveller information
The next step of the Hong Kong visa application is providing us with some important information. You will be redirected to the user information page and you are to give your travel information.
You will have to fill the form displayed above and proceed to the next page.
In the next step of the Hong Kong visa application, you will have to make the initial payment for processing your visa. While the total visa fee of Hong Kong is INR 1389, you will only pay the INR 500 as the initial payment.
After which, you will receive a call from our visa experts typically within 30 minutes of registration.
On the successful payment of INR 500, you will get the cashback of INR 1389 in your Blinkwallet. Isn’t that amazing?
You can book flight tickets, hotel reservations and activities to do in Hong Kong using the Blinkcash. In fact, the Blinkcash unlocks discounts of up to 10% on travel-related bookings.
Note: You can make payment of the visa fee via credit/debit card, UPI payment gateways or through the PayUmoney portal.
Read More: Hong Kong Visa Fees
The Hong Kong visa requirements
Our visa experts will explain the required documents for visa application over a call or through email. The documents required for a Hong Kong visa are-
- Scanned colour copy of the first and last page of your Passport. Should have a minimum of 3 blank pages.
- Duly filled questionnaire.
Regarding the questionnaire, we will fill it up on your behalf and submit the same to the embassy. This will save a lot of your precious time and effort.
Note: Make sure that your visa has at least 6 months of validity from the intended date of entering Hong Kong.
Read More: Hong Kong visa requirements
Getting your visa
This is the last stage of the Hong Kong visa application process. Once we submit the visa application, it will take a maximum of 24 hours to get your visa. You will receive your visa through your email. You will have to download and take a printout of the same.
Before you download your visa, make sure that you have made payment of any pending due amount.
You will have to carry the printout of your Hong Kong visa. You will also need to self attest the printout to affirm that all the information on the visa is true. The printout of your will look like this ?.
Note: The Hong Kong tourist visa for Indians is technically called PAR (pre-arrival registration) hence your visa will have the title of ‘Notification Slip for Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals’
Thus, the Hong Kong visa application process at Blinkvisa is not only convenient but also hassle-free!
FAQs on Hong Kong visa
1. Can I amend the information on my approved PAR?
Once your PAR is approved, you cannot make any changes on the same.
2. Can I reapply for PAR if I find mistakes in my approved PAR?
As long as your present PAR is valid, you cannot reapply for another. In such cases, you can apply for a Hong Kong visit visa.
3. How will I know the status of my PAR?
We will keep you updated on the status of your PAR through SMS, WhatsApp, email or through call.
4. How long can I stay in Hong Kong with a PAR?
You can stay up to 14 days in Hong Kong with a PAR.
5. Is the PAR same as Hong Kong tourist visa?
Typically, Indians can travel visa-free in Hong Kong for 14 days. While the PAR has multiple entries type of entry, the same also applies to the Hong Kong tourist visa. Thus, a PAR is considered to be a Hong Kong tourist visa for Indians.