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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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?

https://www.octopus.com.hk/en/document/user_guide.pdf (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 ...
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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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Can I take the high-speed bullet train Beijing–Hong Kong under Chinese 144 h visa-free transit rules?

In a few days I should go fly to Beijing and then would like the 8 hour train from Beijing to Hong Kong using 144 TWOV. The issue is that I have read a lot of articles/discussions online about people ...
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Transit visa for 6.5 hour layover Hong Kong

I am traveling from Canada to Australia via Hong Kong. I am trying to confirm if I need a transit Visa in HK. I have a Bangladeshi passport and I'm a Canadian PR. I am planning to fly in a week and I'...
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Upcoming stopover at Hong Kong what to do about the protests?

This December I have a flight booked from Australia to India via Hong Kong (stopover 13 hours) as well as return which has 4 hours stopover. Both use Cathay Pacific. I had initially planned to go out ...
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Chinese citizen, transit through Hong Kong then Singapore to a third country

I'm a Chinese citizen (PRC) and I currently reside on the United Kingdom (LTR Residence). I'll be going to China later this year and I'd like to visit Hong Kong and Singapore before I return to the ...
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Applying for Hong Kong Visa while already in another country with visit Visa

Is it possible to apply for a Hong Kong Visa from the Hong Kong Embassy in Jakarta while I am staying in Indonesia on a visitors visa? Or do I have to go to my home country to apply for the visa ...
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Can I pay with HKD in Macau or Shenzhen?

I'm going to Hong Kong next month and planned to visit Macau and Shenzhen (maybe Guangzhou). So are HKD accepted in Macau and Shenzhen or I must pay with local currencies (MOP/RMB) ? And vice-versa, ...
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Transit Time at Hongkong Airport

I am looking to book flights between Mumbai,India and San Francisco, USA on a Cathay Pacific flight. For the trip from SFO to BOM and stop over at HKIA, the flight options available provide a stop ...
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Do Indians need a separate Hong Kong visa if we already have a Chinese visa?

I have got a single-entry Chinese visa from India and now I planned to add Hong Kong to my trip plan. Do I need a separate visa for Hong Kong, or can I use my Chinese visa instead? If I need a ...
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Can a South African apply for a work Z visa in Hong Kong? [closed]

I am a South African going to work in Malaysia for a month. Afterwards I am going to work in Forsan, China. I could not complete the Visa process in South Africa, due to slow service. I would like to ...
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Transit via Hong Kong

I am from Afghanistan and I have a refugee travel document issued in Japan. I have flight from Japan to Germany via Hong Kong, with a 7 hour layover in Hong Kong. Do I need a visa?
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Chinese visa free with 2 passports

I'm having a layover in Guangzhou in a couple of weeks (a very long layover) and I was looking forward to visiting Hong Kong for the day as I know a few people there. However, I think this means I ...
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Getting from Macau to Zhuhai Airport

I am planning a trip to Macau, then to somewhere in Mainland China. I saw that flights from Zhuhai to Mainland China are cheaper that flights from Macau or Hong Kong to the same places. I have the ...
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Luggage policy for “Trans-Island Limousine” buses from HK to mainland China

I'm planning on taking one of these routes with Trans-Island Limousine from HK to mainland China. In this PDF, it seems that item 5 specifies that passengers are limited to one luggage of size 25"x16"...
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Chinese multiple entry Visa in-out options for Pakistan?

I saw alot of people coming to China with business Visa with M TYPE and after 3 months they go to hongkong or Taiwan and get back with another entry. As for Pakistan it's not free entry to hongkong or ...
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Will I receive a second HK landing slip on rentry or do I keep the first one?

if I were to do a day trip from HK to Macau by bus, do they take the first landing slip off me? Or do they give another one to me on the way back into Hong Kong? Thanks.
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China -> Hong Kong -> China layover, visa needed?

I have a very long layover in Guangzhou, and I was looking forward to heading down to Hong Kong, before having to head back up to the airport in China. I am an Australian citizen, and I know there is ...
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Tourist visa to Hong Kong - financial proof for high school grad and am I eligible?

What kind of documentation can I provide for a Hong Kong tourist visa regarding proof of sufficient funds as a legal adult/18 but is a (soon) high school graduate? The purpose of travel is a leisure ...
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Transit visa for Indian citizen flying to Australia via Hong Kong [duplicate]

I am travelling to Australia (Adelaide) on PR (E-Visa) 1st time from India (So do i need any transit visa at Hong Kong & at Perth airport if i stay inside the airport only & my time b/n the ...
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Bakeries in Wellcome in Hong Kong [closed]

There is a chain of supermarkets called Wellcome in Hong Kong. At least one of them has a bakery inside (the one I'm talking about is near Victoria Park, 25 Great George St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong). ...
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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). I am traveling on a U.S. passport. Is it possible to get ...
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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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