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A Special Administrative Region of China bordering the South China Sea. It is essentially a city-state, mostly known for the namesake island and the Kowloon district on the mainland which directly faces Hong Kong Island.

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Am I eligible for a work visa for Hong Kong after overstaying in China? [migrated]

I am a Filipino citizen and want to work in Hong Kong, but I overstayed in China. I am back to in the Philippines. Can I work in Hong Kong? And can I get a work visa?
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Can I visit Macau weekly?

Has anyone tried to travel frequently to Macau every week? Have you encountered any problems upon entry? I have a multiple-entry visa.
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How to answer previous travel question on Chinese COVA application?

The Chinese Online Visa Application asks if I have visited any other countries or regions in the last 12 months. I have visited Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong SAR. Unfortunately, I do not see an ...
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Transit visa in Hong Kong for Pakistani [duplicate]

I am travelling from Australia to Japan on a visitor visa and I am transiting through Hong Kong (4-hour layover) with Cathy Pacific Airways. Do I need a transit visa as I am a Pakistani national? TIA
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Do I need roaming to use Octopus app on my smartphone?

I am considering using the Octopus app instead of the Octopus card for a short stay in Hong Kong. I don't have data roaming in Hong Kong. If I want to make a payment with the Octopus app, do I need ...
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Drive from Hong Kong to Macau, without entering Mainland China

As a foreigner, without a Chinese visa, is it possible to drive a rental car from Hong Kong to Macau? Does the Zhuhai-HK-Macau bridge enter Mainland China? (I don't normally require HK or Macau visas)....
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Do Pakistani citizens need a Hong Kong transit visa if their stay in the airport is only 4 hours?

I am travelling from Nanjing to Helsinki, Finland, transiting through Hong Kong, flying on Hong Kong Airlines and Finnair. I am a Pakistani national holding Chinese and Schengen visas. I have a gap ...
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HK Airport Express free return ride?

I have a 10-hour layover in HK soon and I plan to explore the city. I read on the MTR website that same-day return rides on the Airport Express are free. I'm wondering how I can redeem this. Do I need ...
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Indonesian Passport - Travelling to Hong Kong close to the six-month expiration date

My passport will expire on November 11, 2024. If I enter HK on May 1st, leave HK on May 7th, and enter Jakarta the next day, will this be an issue? Thank you.
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How to choose an eSIM for China + Hong Kong?

For a trip to China and Hong Kong, I'm planning to purchase an eSIM so I can use mobile data with my device. During my research, I've found a pretty large variation in prices for my options (as much ...
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What would be the best place to buy a Macau Pass Anonymous Card while traveling from Hongkong Airport to Macau via Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge?

I am traveling to Macao via Hong Kong in the next few days. I plan to go from Hong Kong Airport to Macau via Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. In this journey, where would be the best to buy a Macau Pass ...
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Does a Chinese citizen need a visa to transit Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong?

I’m going to Hong Kong from Los Angeles using China Air Line. I have a Green Card and a mainland China passport. Am I allowed to make a transfer flight stop at Taiwan then to Hong Kong? My return ...
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Outward journey embarkment point for Hong Kong entry permit

I'm an Indian national planning to travel to Hong Kong in coming May. I'm eligible for pre-arrival registration (PAR) before travelling an so need not apply for a visa. After staying there for a week, ...
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Do I need Singapore Transit Visa if I am travelling from India to Hong Kong?

I am an Indian national and traveling to Hong Kong from India. I have a transit at Singapore for 3 hours. I don't have to do the self-transfer. Do I need a transit visa for the same?
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Which flights to HK are likely for me to catch a train from HK to Guangzhou?

I would like to go to Guangzhou and then high speed train elsewhere from Guangdong South station. The last leg by train is much less expensive and less transition than a domestic fly. After some ...
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What ways would you recommend for paying for the transportation services in Hong Kong?

Does the public transportation system in Hong Kong accept a foreign credit card or debit card, or US dollars? The same question about the other transportation systems for cabs or Uber like services. ...
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After arrival at HK airport, do I need to wait for PCR result where I am tested, before heading to West Kowloon railway station?

After taking PCR (rapid PCR at Prenetics at the airport, or standard or express one at a regular site), do I need to wait there for the result? Can I take transportation to go to west Kowloon railway ...
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Where can I find locations in Hong Kong for PCR testing and for staying overnight? [closed]

Can you take a PCR test at the airport in Hong Kong in order to enter the mainland? How much does it cost and do you need to make an appointment? What is the earliest possible time to book a slot and ...
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What is contact means asked for in HKSAR Department of Health Health Declaration Form

HKSAR Department of Health Health Declaration Form https://hdf.chp.gov.hk/dhehd/hdf-hkia.jsp?lang=en-us is required to be filled out and submitted online by a person arriving at Hong Kong. The last ...
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Can these vaccine records and test tool kit satisfy the requirements for entering Hong Kong?

Do you have to meet any COVID-related requirements if you are arriving at Hong Kong International Airport and intend to take the high-speed train into mainland China? Non-Hong Kong residents aged 12 ...
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Can I leave Hong Kong after 3 days?

Recently Hong Kong government has relaxed the quarantine measures for inbound passangers. Now the arrangement is 3+4, that is 3 days medical surveillance (amber health code and restricted movement) ...
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Entry to Hong Kong

I have a pre arrival registration slip for Indian citizens to enter hong Kong. I wish to enter China via Hong Kong. But the slip says The issue of the notification slip is not a guarantee of the ...
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Are Gmail, Facebook and WhatsApp still accessible in Macau, and in Hong Kong in 2022?

Three years ago the Trip Advisor answers to Does Gmail, Facebook and WhatsApp work in Hong Kong and Macau all seem to say: They all work. Has anything changed, or are Gmail, Facebook and WhatsApp ...
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Is there a way to go from Macau to Hong Kong by public transport?

Under normal circumstances, to go from Macau to Hong Kong, you can use the ferry (not affiliated with that any company), the bus or even the helicopter However : TurboJet says : Important Notice: In ...
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Water spilled on passport [duplicate]

Passport was got wet in the rain. water was spilled over the stamp but identification page are intect and has no issue will there be any issue?
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Why was I denied boarding on a flight with a transfer through Hong Kong?

I booked a flight on Cathay but I was denied boarding from China to Europe via Hong Kong. The operator claimed that I need visa to transit (Syrian national) although I had one single booking and my ...
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If I am going from Shenzhen to HK airport for an outbound flight, what are the covid specific rules and what airlines can I actually fly with

I am aware that sky pier and ferry service are open for SZ to HK at the moment, but not sure about the exact procedures and eligible airlines. The part of "upstream check in services" from ...
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I forgot a piece of jewelry in Hong Kong, can I get someone to give it to me in the airport while staying in international area?

Last year, I forgot a piece of jewellery from my friends' place in HK. I will be travelling from the UK to the Philippines with a layover in HK. Can my friend have the piece of jewellery handed over ...
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What happens if the UK government loses your only Hong Kong BN(O) passport?

Some Hong Kong friends asked me this today and I have no clue. Hypothecate you're Hong Konger. You've hung on to your just 1 BN(O) passport, now expired, that you never renewed. Now you want to renew ...
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Why would a restaurant called "London Restaurant" in Hong Kong have nothing to do with London or anything British? [closed]

In an episode of a TV series which was aired in 2017, which by the way has nothing to do with visiting restaurants and doesn't explain this in any way, they are in Hong Kong and find this restaurant ...
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Flying into United States from Hong Kong Just After 14-Day Schengen Window Expires

Background: My girlfriend is on an F-1 visa for the United States, and is currently located in (and a citizen of) Hong Kong. She recently was in Hungary, and flew to Hong Kong via Helsinki. She has a ...
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US Travel Visa on Expired PRC Passport used with Hong Kong Passport

I am a Chinese national but now a permanent resident of Hong Kong. My Chinese PRC passport is expired, but it still has a valid U.S. travel visa. Can I enter the U.S. with a Hong Kong Passport using ...
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How to find high tech hotels in Hong Kong?

I've heard stories about Hong Kong hotels that'll give you a phone at check in that you'll later use to unlock the door to your room and you can also use it as a free hotspot when in the town and it's ...
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Where is this steeple, these palm trees, flats in Hong Kong?

My brother's family lives Hong Kong, and my niece is wearing graduation cap second from left. She graduated from Hong Kong University. Therefore I think this picture was taken in H.K. But this ...
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Concerned about starting graduate school in Hong Kong

I am an international student, supposed to start graduate studies this Fall in Hong Kong, mid August onwards. With the ongoing 2019 novel-CoV (Corona Virus) crisis in Hong Kong, I am getting concerned ...
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Do I need transit visa or get pre-arrival registeration to go to Japan via Hong Kong? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and am planning to visit Japan via Hong Kong ( Cathay Pacific ). There is a layover of about 2 hours. Do I need to get preregistration done ? I am not planning to leave the ...
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Is American Express widely accepted in Hong Kong?

Planning a 5-day visit to Hong Kong, with Disney Land being the main destination. I have an American Express card that I rarely use, and I would love to abuse it in this trip. Is American Express ...
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Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 2 Closure

As far as I understand, the IMAX theater and the Aviation Discovery Center are both located in Terminal 2. Is the entire terminal closed during the renovations (November 2019 - 2024) or only certain ...
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What can I do at Hong Kong Airport for 13 hours?

Problem: I have a layover of 13 hours on the 15th of December 2019. I arrive 7 am in the morning, depart 8 pm Hong Kong time. I had earlier planned to go out but now I don't think I should risk it. ...
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Is it safe to stay in Kowloon in Hong Kong this week? [closed]

I am staying a day in Hong Kong on Thursday/Friday on my way to Australia. Is it safe? What are necessary precautions? Should I stay in the airport all this time?
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Considering shopping for PC parts for my personal rig in Hong Kong. I would like to know about Indian import taxes [duplicate]

I found out there is 36.05% (Basic Customs duty @ 35% + Education Cess @3%) on the value of dutiable goods that is in excess of the Duty Free Allowance of 50000 rupee, according to 2016 Indian baggage ...
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How can I know ahead of time whether I have to swipe my Octopus card when exiting a bus in Hong Kong?

When taking the MTR in Hong Kong, one has to swipe one's Octopus card on the way in and out. How can I know ahead of time whether I have to swipe my Octopus card when exiting a bus in Hong Kong?
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Where can I get MOP coins in Hong Kong?

Bus drivers in Macau don't accept Octopus/credit/debit card, don't give any change back, and bus tickets typically cost 6 MOP. Additionally, if one pays with HKD, the exchange rate is disadvantageous ...
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Transit visa in Hong kong [duplicate]

I am going from India to Japan. I have Japan visa. My flight is via Hong kong. Transit time is around 5 hours. Is it required to have Hong kong visa?
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Where can I find up-to-date, online information regarding which facilities are closed in the MTR stations in Hong Kong?

I was late to some meeting as all the "Add Value Machine" machines for Octopus were under repair at the MTR station where I was hoping to charge it. Where can I find up-to-date, online information ...
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What happens if my MTR ride goes over my Octopus balance + 35 HKD when I try using my Octopus card while exiting the MTR station?

Octopus.com document user guide (mirror) states: If the value on your Octopus is positive (HK$0.10 or above) but insufficient to cover the full amount of the transaction, you can still complete the ...
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Is there any weekly pass for the Airport Express in Hong Kong?

I have to do 1 or 2 daily roundtrips between the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and Hong Kong Kowloon/Central station for one week. Using the normal fare, it is quite expensive: ~110 HKD (~=14 ...
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Is there any Add Value Machine for Octopus at HZMB (Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge) Hong Kong Port?

I am planning to go from Hong Kong to Macau via bus. I'll first go to HZMB (Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge) Hong Kong Port by bus, where I'll pass the immigration and buy a shuttle bus ticket to Macau ...
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Where can I find up-to-date, online information regarding the early closing time of the MTR in Hong Kong?

There are currently some ongoing protests in Hong Kong, which resulted in earlier closing time for MTR stations (10pm last week, 11pm this week). Where can I find up-to-date, online information ...
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Why are there so many subway station signs between Yau Ma Tei station and Mong Kok station on Google Maps?

Looking at the map between Yau Ma Tei station and Mong Kok station on Google Maps, https://www.google.com/maps/place/Yau+Ma+Tei+Fruit+Market/@22.3161599,114.1698839,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:...
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