How to Get a China Visa in Hong Kong

It is possible to obtain a Chinese visa in Hong Kong, as long as you follow steps correctly and have the appropriate documents. Though the process can be simple, there are specific things to consider when obtaining the visa. For example, prices will differ and processing rates are subject to change, so it's important to obtain the most up-to-date information.


Difficulty: Easy
Things You'll Need:
  • passport
  • passport
Step 1

Call the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs before you visit their offices. Their offices are usually open during normal business hours Monday to Friday, but call first to confirm hours of operation.

Step 2

Make sure that you have your passport available. Your passport should have a recent photograph, and must have been valid for more than three months.

Step 3

Determine the costs for the type of Chinese visa you want. Prices will depend on the type of entry visa you're buying, your nationality and the speed of service. For instance, for U.S. nationals, prices can range from HK$150 for a single entry visa to HK$400 for multiple entry (or six months). Romanian citizens might have to pay extra charges, while citizens from Slovakia, Poland and Bulgaria receive free visas.

Step 4

Visit the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs located on the fifth floor, Lower Block on 26 Harbor Road in Wanchai, Hong Kong. Provide the necessary materials and payments. If you need the visa immediately, choose the fast process. Fast process takes only one working day to process. Otherwise, processing rates can take up to five days.

Step 5

Go to the China Travel Service, a state-run travel agency, if you are obtaining only a tourist visa. Follow the same steps when obtaining a working visa from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs located at 1/F, Alpha House, 27 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon.