How to Get a Chinese Visa in Hong Kong

A few people have asked me recently about my experience obtaining a Chinese visa from Hong Kong.  We found it fairly simple to obtain Chinese travel visas during a visit to Hong Kong a few months ago, and we got the new 10-year tourist visas.  My notes on the process are detailed below.

Where:

China Resources Building

No.26, Harbor Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong SAR

It is very close to the Renaissance Harbourview hotel  and the Convention Center on the Wan Chai side of the harbor. The closest MTR station is Wan Chai.

When:

Monday to Friday (except Hong Kong public holidays). For a specific list of holidays, refer to the HKSAR government website.

9:00-12:00 & 14:00-17:00

We went at 9:00am on a Wednesday, and there weren’t long lines.

For 10-year multiple entry visa:

$1100 Hong Kong dollars per person (5 business days)

$300 HKD per person expediting fee (to pick up the next day)

You will need to bring in old & new passports to transfer the visas when the passports expire.

Bring copies for each application:

  1. Visa application
  2. Passport photo
  3. Hong Kong exit pass (given at airport upon entry)
  4. Passport photo page
  5. Reservation for hotel in mainland China for first trip
  6. Reservation for flight to mainland China for first trip
  7. Birth certificate for child
  8. Passport photo page for both parents (for child)
  9. Copies of old Chinese visas (They weren’t sticklers on this point, but the application does ask for it.)

There’s a copy machine there, if you need to make copies.  The cost is $2 HKD per copy.  Only coins are accepted.  (There’s a bank teller right there if you need to get coins.)

Helpful Links:

  1. The Visa application
  2. Required documents and other tips
  3. Reminders


3 thoughts on “How to Get a Chinese Visa in Hong Kong

  1. Thanks for the info. I didn’t think it was possible to get the 10 year visa from the official visa office unless you were a resident of HK. Did you get the full 60 day duration of stay or did they only give you 30 days?

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