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Questions tagged [hong-kong]

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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Where can I get to by ferry from Aberdeen Pier in Hong Kong?

According to this website, there are direct ferries from Aberdeen Pier, Hong Kong to Sok Wu Wan on the Lamma Island. Are there ferries from Aberdeen to other places? For example, to Mui Wo (or other ...
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Cathay Pacific overnight layover

I will be traveling from Bali to Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific) then have an overnight layover (17 hours) before my flight back to LAX (American). Is it possible to get my bags at Hong Kong to stay in a ...
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Can I still travel to HK with a 5 year travel ban from China?

I was detained and deported from China for a minor offense. The Chinese police authorities said they would not share my record with any other countries and that I would only have a record in China ...
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Layover in Hongkong [duplicate]

I am going to Berlin and I have a 10 hours layover in Hongkong.I am having an Indian passport. Can I get a visiting visa and go around Hongkong? How much or what all procedure should I go through to ...
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Currency exchange (USD to NTD and HKD) in San Francisco

Where can I buy NTD/TWD and/or HKD in San Francisco, preferably around Union Square? If there are such places at all. And is it more reasonable to do so rather than exchanging USD to NTD/TWD in TPE ...
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From Chek Lap Kok Airport to Macau via the mega bridge

I heard that arrangements can be made at HKIA Terminal 2 for a car/van to take our group of 8 to Macau. What is the procedure to make this arrangement so that we can see and enjoy going through the ...
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Transit Visa in Hong Kong for 15 hour layover between India and USA?

We are (2) Indian nation and travelling from India to USA via Hong Kong airport and about 15 hours layover in Hong Kong airport. Do we need a transit visa even if only changing planes? And can we ...
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Getting from Macau (Taipa) to Hong Kong (Tin Wan) [closed]

How do I get from Macau (for example, Inn Hotel Macau) to Hong Kong (specifically, Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour)? I've been thinking about taking a bus through the new bridge. I assume it departs from ...
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Regarding transit via HongKong

I am an Indian passport holder, currently living in Switzerland. I have a flight from Zurich to Auckland on 28th April, 2019 via Cathay Pacific and in-between, have the transit in Hong for 14 hours. I ...
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Can the dates of my ticket exceed the period I can stay visa free?

I'm allowed to stay in Taiwan visa free for up to 14 days. Is it okay if my ticket will be one with arrival say on May 1 and departure on May 30, but I will go to Hong Kong for a week in between (...
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Is it allowed to wear a bulletproof vest in Hong Kong? [closed]

Is it allowed to wear a bulletproof vest and a bulletproof helmet in Hong Kong. I mean in areas like the Airport (including beyond security, immigration etc.), roads, general public areas?
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Best way to dispose of a carry-on bag in Hong Kong airport?

An odd question, I know. I'm expecting to arrive with a full-size carry-on, containing some stuff I brought on the flight but don't want to carry any further, some stuff I'll transfer into my main ...
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Does an Indian national need a visa to transit via Hong Kong?

I am Indian national and traveling from USA to India via HongKong and my USA visa has been expired. Do I need a transit visa to enter or change the flight in Hong Kong?
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Does anyone enforce the 23kg weight limit and 1 baggage per passenger in the East Rail MTR Line in Hong Kong?

I saw in the East Rail MTR Line in Hong Kong: Does anyone enforce this 23kg weight limit and 1 baggage per passenger in the East Rail MTR Line in Hong Kong? E.g., would 2 baggages and/or a ~30kg ...
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How can I add value to my Octopus card directly from my debit/credit card in Hong Kong?

How can I add value to my Octopus card directly from my debit/credit card in Hong Kong? The couple of "Add Value Machine" I have seen in the MTR and HKG airport only accepts cash:
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Do some Hong Kong agency provide a log of arrival and departure dates of people entering and departing Hong Kong? [duplicate]

The United States Department of Homeland Security provides online access to arrival and departure date records of nonimmigrant aliens entering and departing the United States. Do some Hong Kong ...
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What qualifies as a “light personal hand baggage carried inside passenger compartment” exempt from the 6 HKD charge when taking a taxi in Hong Kong?

https://www.td.gov.hk/en/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport/taxi/taxi_fare_of_hong_kong/index.html (mirror) indicates that "Every piece of baggage (Except light personal hand baggage carried ...
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Can one just keep a picture of the Hong Kong landing slip, or does one have to keep the paper version of it?

Can one just keep a picture/scan of the Hong Kong landing slip, or does one have to keep the paper version of it? Hong Kong landing slip:
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What do the interconnection symbols mean on the MTR (subway) map in Hong Kong? [duplicate]

Looking at this MTR (subway) map in Hong Kong: source I notice they used different interconnection symbols: ... What do they mean?
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How long ( after leaving ) does one have to keep Hong Kong landing slips?

How long does one have to keep Hong Kong landing slips after leaving the territory? I understand that I have to keep a Hong Kong landing slip till I leave Hong Kong, but can I throw it away right ...
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How can I report a taxi driver in Hong Kong with no plate and no driver name displayed in the car?

I got into a cab ride in Hong Kong, which ended with the driver adding some silly surcharge (145 HKD). I wanted to report the taxi driver but the car had no plate and the driver's name was not ...
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What can I do in Hong Kong to learn more about the city? [closed]

If I have a few days in Hong Kong, what can I do there beyond the normal tourist activities to learn more about the city? I am particularly interested in learning more about HK's economy and socio-...
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Why does the Chinese immigration ask for the Hong Kong landing slip when applying for the Shenzhen SEZ Tourism Visa when entering Shenzhen?

Why does the Chinese immigration ask for the Hong Kong landing slip when applying for the 5-day visa ("Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Tourism Visa") when entering Shenzhen through one of the ports ...
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Transit visa for Hong Kong

Do I need a transit visa for Hong Kong if i am going to Japan on Cathy Pacific Airline? I have a Japan visa.
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How can I withdraw RMBs at Hong Kong airport (HKG)?

How can I withdraw RMBs at Hong Kong airport (HKG)? I tried using one of the two Bank of China ATMs in terminal 1: which indicates it has RMBs (the second ATM was displaying it only had 500 and 1000 ...
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Can I get a 5-day visa when entering Shenzhen through the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link from Hong Kong?

Can I get a 5-day visa ("Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Tourism Visa") when entering Shenzhen through the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link from Hong Kong (West Kowloon, connection opened ...
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Transit through Hong Kong to Singapore from canada

I hold a Canadian passport and flying Air canada to Hong Kong and 4 hours later fly Air Singapore to Singapore where we join a cruise. Do I need a visa for Hong Kong
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Hong Kong visa after rejected Pre Arrival Registration - Indian citizen

I am an Indian citizen and have plans to travel to Hong Kong on work in a couple of months. I applied for the 14-day Pre Arrival Registration (PAR) but the application was unsuccessful (from forums ...
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Importing silverware utensil sets to Hong Kong

I am visiting my boyfriend and his family for Christmas holidays in Canada. I might be getting a silverware utensil sets like dinner forks, knives and spoons and a dinnerware set for my gift. Am I ...
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How to get from Hong Kong airport to Shenzhen while obtaining a 5-day visa at the border and if possible avoiding stairs?

How to get from Hong Kong airport (HKG) to Shenzhen while obtaining a 5-day visa ("Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Tourism Visa") at the border as a French citizen, and if possible avoiding stairs?
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What kind of shops can repair or replace a backpack strap in Hong Kong?

One of the two shoulder straps on my backpack broke. What kind of shops can repair or replace a backpack strap in Hong Kong? I have crossposted the question at: https://qr.ae/TUtnPo https://redd.it/...
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Can one enter Shenzhen from Hong Kong with a Special Economic Zone visa despite having a non-fully utilized, still valid Chinese L (tourist) visa?

Can one enter Shenzhen from Hong Kong with a Special Economic Zone visa despite having a non-fully utilized, still valid Chinese L (tourist) visa? If it is possible, will the Chinese L (tourist) visa ...
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Does a round-trip from mainland China to Hong Kong count as a new entry on a Chinese L (tourist) visa? [duplicate]

If a French citizen currently located in mainland China with a Chinese L (tourist) visa goes to Hong Kong for a short period (somewhere between a few hours to a few weeks) and comes back to mainland ...
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How long do I have to wait before being able to go back to Shenzhen again with another Special Economic Zone visa? And how often can I do so?

Citizens from most countries may obtain an entry visa (Special Economic Zone visa) when traveling to and staying solely in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. The Special Economic Zone visa for ...
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Lots of Muslim headscarfs on a Sunday in Hong Kong

I've stayed in Hong Kong for a week now as a tourist and have seen hardly any Muslim women wearing headscarfs so far (compared to Central Europe, say). Today, Sunday, I took the MTR Island Line to ...
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Is an entry permit required to travel to Hong Kong with a Chinese passport but no hukou in China?

From Wikipedia: Chinese nationals with hukou in Mainland China are required to obtain an entry permit from the Public Security Bureau for any type of visit to Hong Kong (Two-way Permit required ...
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Hong Kong transit visa processing time

I am an Indian citizen and want to go into Hong Kong during my 15-hour layover. I applied with the pre-arrival registration form and was denied. I have sent the visa documents via fax and also ...
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Retrieve my previous arrival and departure dates at Hong Kong

I want to know how I can get my previous arrival and departures record at Hong Kong.
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Where can I rent a computer monitor for two weeks in Hong Kong?

Where can I rent a computer monitor for two weeks in Hong Kong? I'm looking for average sized computer monitors, i.e. around 24 to 27 inches. I found http://www.argo-tech.hk/ but the prices I was ...
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Travelling from Botswana to China via Hong Kong

I have a visa for China and will be travelling from Botswana, via South Africa, through Hong Kong to mainland China. Do I need a transit visa for Hong Kong to transit to mainland China? I will be ...
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Traveling to China transfer in Hong Kong. Do I need a HK transit visa? [duplicate]

I'm an Iranian citizen planning to go to China from Europe. I already have the visa for China. I will go through HK to Hangzhou and then will return from Tokyo again through HK to Europe. Do I need a ...
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Two day stay in Hong Kong but need help regarding accomodation with suitable check-in times

I am travelling to India via Hong Kong in December with wife and two children (aged 2 and 5). It's a nine hour flight which reaches HK at 7.00 in the morning. I am having trouble finding a place to ...
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Do I need transit visa for Hong Kong airport [duplicate]

I'm a Bangladeshi citizen... I'm going to Nanjing bt there will be transit in Hong Kong airport about 2 hr...in terminal 1 Via cx Do I need transit visa for transition in Hong Kong?plz help
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border formalities when entering China from Hong Kong by train

I am preparing for a trip from Hong Kong into Southern China. I am a European Union passport holder and will travel with a Chinese "L" (i.e. tourist) visa. If I take a "Z" express train from Hong ...
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South African working in China need to apply for a Schengen visa

I'm not sure how all this works but currently, I live and work in China and would like to visit Zurich. Is it at all possible to apply for a Schengen visa outside my home country and if so where can I ...
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Obtaining a Taiwanese visa in Hong Kong

Is there a way to obtain a Taiwanese visa while visiting Hong Kong? If so, what is the best way of doing this? Are there any agencies I should contact, or should I go directly to some Taiwan consulate ...
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What visa does my family need to go with me on my business trip to Hong Kong?

I am a Nepalese citizen. I am visiting Hong Kong for one week for a business trip for which I will be issued an invitation letter from the company. My wife and children also want to travel with me. In ...
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Do I need a transit visa at Hong Kong Airport?

I am a Syrian citizen. I want to travel from Canada to Malaysia with a transit in Hong Kong Airport. I have a Canadian Travel Document. Do I need a transit visa for Hong Kong?
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Thailand consulate asking for an impossible document

I am currently an exchange student in Hong Kong. Once I finish my studies, I plan to travel a bit around Asia and visit Thailand, Japan, and Malaysia. So far, I've received both the Japanese and the ...
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Sit at left or right window when flying into and out of Hong Kong HKG

When flying into and out of Hong Kong HKG and as a general rule, is it better to book a window seat at the right or left side of the plane? (I understand that actual weather situations, etc., may ...