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I am traveling from the USA (Texas) to India but I have two different tickets, i.e from Texas to Hong Kong and another ticket from Hong Kong to India (Delhi). I don’t have a transit visa.

At present I am in the Terminal 1 lounge area. I need to transit from Terminal 1 to 2.

  • Do I need a transit visa?
  • If so, is there any other way I could deal it without any trouble?

I don’t have any check-in baggage. I am an Indian citizen.

I wasn’t able to take the flight from HKG to India on Jet airways, which I booked in Texas while boarding from Texas to HKG on American Airlines. So I booked another ticket online after reaching HKG.

  • Does this create any trouble for me to transit from terminal 1 to 2?

  • My specific question is do I need to book both tickets at the same time?

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Do I need to have the transit visa?

No according to Wikipedia.

The fact that AA let you board a flight terminating in HKG is also a reasonable indication that your travel documents are sufficient to enter or transit HK.

According to the HK government

Indian nationals are required to apply for and successfully complete pre-arrival registration (PAR) online before they can visit the HKSAR visa free.

It is unclear to me whether this applies to transits from T1 to T2 (some nationalities need an entry visa just to transit) but they list details of contacts you could consult.


Do I need to book both the tickets at the same time?

You'll either get sent back to the US at AA's expense or will transit OK. As you are sitting in HKG there is no way for you to go back in time to book both legs at the same time or to arrange a transit visa. negative answers to these questions are unlikely to be of any help to you. You have to deal with the situation you are presently in, not work out what you should have done in the past.


If [a transit visa is required], is there any other way I could deal it with out any trouble?

No.

If you need a visa and don't have one, trouble is inevitable.


I suggest you make your way to T2 and see what happens or in T1 request assistance from the representatives of the airline you booked through to Delhi.

  • All arrival and transit passengers will go to T1 only, T2 is used for departure, and there's no boarding gates in T2 – chungonion Oct 10 '17 at 8:47
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@phoog I don’t have any check-in baggage @Patricia Shanahan I am an Indian citizen My doubt is do I need to book both the tickets at the same time. Actually I wasn’t able to take the flight from HKG—>India (jet airways) which I booked in Texas while boarding from Texas to HKG (American Airlines). So I booked another ticket online after reaching HKG. Does this create any trouble for me to transit from terminal 1 to 2.

My specific question is do I need to book both the tickets at the same time?

  • Hi Damy, if this is your question,please goto contact and ask to merge your accounts, that way you will be able to edit your question. Please do not add supplements or comments as answer. – bummi Sep 26 '17 at 14:58
  • @RedGrittyBrick. Thank you for the detailed inputs. At the moment I check-in online and got an e-boarding pass. I hope I don’t have to transit to terminal 2. Waiting for transfer desk(jet airways) to open and approach them and check if any issue. – Damy Sep 26 '17 at 17:22
  • @Damy You can Transfer to T2 without Clearing immigration – Crazydre Sep 27 '17 at 2:22
  • @Crazydre Actually, you can't get to T2 from T1 without clearing immigration. The T2 airside area is for departure only. – K.T.L. Lo Sep 27 '17 at 3:24
  • @K.T.L.Lo There must be a Transfer bus or corridor. The Timatic database used by airlines lists countries where transfer between terminals requires a visa, and Hong Kong is not one of them – Crazydre Sep 27 '17 at 3:35

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