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Pre-Arrival Registration For Indian Nationals – Video, Guidebook & Process

December 18th, 2016

Posted in Feature Article, Musing, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /


The following content is provided by the Hong Kong Immigration Department.

The Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals will be implemented on 23 January 2017. The online service of the Hong Kong Immigration Department for “Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals” will be commence tomorrow, 19 December 2016.

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The registrant should visit the designated GovHK website for pre-arrival registration. The registrant must truthfully enter the correct information. The information the registrant provides in the pre-arrival registration needs to be exactly the same as it appears in his/her Indian passport.

After inputting the required information, the computer system will process the registration automatically. The registration result will be made known to the registrant instantly.The successful registrant must print the “Notification Slip for Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals” (the notification slip) generated by the computer system on a sheet of blank A4 white paper.

The registrant must check the inputted data on the notification slip to confirm it is correct and exactly the same as it appears on the specific Indian passport that he/she has used to apply for pre-arrival registration successfully before signing the slip. The notification slip must be used in conjunction with the specific Indian passport that is linked to the pre-arrival registration.

In case the registrant renews or replaces his/her Indian passport or changes his/her personal particulars after pre-arrival registration, the registrant must re-apply on the strength of the new passport or personal particulars.

For a registrant who is under 16 years of age, either his/her parent or legal guardian must check the inputted data and sign the slip.

In case the pre-arrival registration cannot be completed, an Indian national must apply for an entry visa to the Immigration Department if he/she intends to visit the HKSAR. Such applications must be submitted directly to the Immigration Department. Chinese diplomatic and consular missions will not accept visit visa applications from Indian nationals.

You can download the Official Guidance Notes here.

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Hong Kong Visa Handbook – How To Apply for a Hong Kong Travel Pass

Applying For a Hong Kong Travel Pass – Video Presentation

Hong Kong Travel Pass – List of Documents Required

Is the Travel Pass as Good as a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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