Taking international tours on a budget is never less than an achievement especially when you are a solo traveller. With the term ‘budget’ I never just mean saving money. A trip can be called ‘on a budget’ when you experience the best at the best price. I am writing this blog to share my experience on how I recently had a Hong Kong tour on budget. The blog explains how I got discounts on flight tickets and hotel bookings, 100% cashback on Hong Kong visa fees with a free travel plan.
There are several prerequisites of any international tour such as the visa, flight tickets, hotel reservations and the activities to do. As I started my research, I understood that getting everything inline was not so easy especially when you want a trip on a budget.
That was the time when I landed on Blinkvisa and believe me, all my travel worries came to an end as they had everything I was looking for. Through this portal, I got my Hong Kong tourist visa (with 100% cashback), flight & hotel bookings (at a discounted price), and my travel plan. (for FREE).
Isn’t that amazing? Here is how Blinkvisa helped me.
Hong Kong Visa Through Blinkvisa (with 100% Cashback)
Indians visiting Hong Kong for 14 days or less for tourism can enter Hong Kong without a visa. Though a visa was not required, I had to have a pre-arrival registration (PAR) or Hong Kong tourist visa online. Without this registration, Indians can not enter Hong Kong. The validity of PAR is 6 months and allows multiple entries.
The Hong Kong visa is an online visa and can be applied through the official website or visa agencies like Blinkvisa. I have chosen Blinkvisa over the official website as I found that there many benefits when you apply for your visa through Blinkvisa.
The first and most important benefit was the 100% cashback of the visa fee. Though it may sound unbelievable, it is true!
Read More: Hong Kong Visa for Indians
1. Hong Kong Visa Fees I paid
I got the approval message of my Hong Kong visa within 24 hours (as promised). I paid the rest of the amount and downloaded my Hong Kong visa.
2. How I paid my Visa Fee?
I have made the payment through my debit card.
Blinkvisa accepts payments through all credit and debit cards. You can also pay through UPI payment gateways or the PayUmoney portal.
So, in one word, the payment process is very simple here!
3. The Documents I Submitted
The only document I had to submit was the colour scan copy of my passport.
Please make sure that your passport has a validity of at least 6 months from the day of entering Hong Kong. Your passport also must have at least three empty pages.
A duly filled questionnaire is also required to get a Hong Kong visa. The visa experts from Blinkvisa filled and submitted the questionnaire on my behalf. On approval of my visa, they sent me the visa through my email and I was done with the visa processing.
Hence, the visa processing went very smooth. But never to forget, I have INR 1389 in my Blinkwallet. ( I got 100% cashback on my visa fee!)
Here is how my approved PAR looked like ?
Read More: Hong Visa Visa Requirements
(scroll down to know how I used my Blinkcash!)
How I got flight tickets on discount?
The discount on the flight ticket was possible only because I have booked my ticket through Blinkvisa portal. They offer a 10% discount on flight tickets. I was able to use Blinkcash which is why I got a discount on my flight ticket.
The actual cost of my flight ticket was INR 13112. But I got the same ticket at INR 12064. (Nearly discount of INR 1000!)
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Hotels at discounts in Hong Kong Island
After the flight, my next search was for hotels (of course at discount). Along with visa and flight tickets, Blinkvisa also offered me a hotel reservation at a discounted rate. Blinkvisa offered me 308 hotels in Hong Kong Island with different price ranges starting from INR 1900 to INR 55742.
As I was looking forward to a budget trip, I opted for a low cost one. On every hotel booking, there was a discount. Here are a few examples-
Booking budget hotels at Hong Kong island became very easy for me. I booked my hotel even before I started my journey. My Hong Kong trip was all set to start!
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My Travel Plan? Here It Is
I was travelling to Hong Kong for the first time. Though I had some research on places to visit in Hong Kong, it was never enough. I was in a need a friend who can help me to make the best use of time and my travel budget. Once again Blinkvisa came to the rescue!
The travel experts from Blinkvisa offered me a Hong Kong travel plan for free. They custom-made the travel plan exclusively for me according to my taste and budget. The free travel plan was like a complimentary gift from Blinkvisa.
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Common FAQs on Hong Kong visa fees:
1. How to apply for a Hong Kong visa at Blinkvisa?
The Hong Kong visa application process of Blinkvisa is as follows-
- visit Blinkvisa.
- Provide your basic information such as your destination, phone number, and email Id and click ‘Get Visa’
- Complete the initial payment of just INR 500 & get a full cashback of INR 1389 into your wallet.
- Once your visa is approved, they will inform you via SMS and Email.
- Complete any pending due payment & download your visa by logging into your portal.
Read More: Apply for Hong Kong Visa
2. How long does it take to process my PAR?
You will get your PAR within 24 hours of application.
3. Is Hong Kong visa fee refundable?
The Hong Kong visa fee is not refundable. However, at Blinkvisa, we provide a 100% cashback on your Hong Kong visa fee. Thus, it is as good as a cashback.
4. What should I do if I want to stay in Hong Kong for more than 14 days?
You will have to apply for a visa corresponding to your purpose of visit. The Hong Kong tourist visa is valid for six months and being a multiple entry visa, you can travel any number of times within that period.
To know more, read Hong Kong Visa.
5. Can I convert my PAR to a work visa?
No, it is not possible to convert your PAR into a work visa.