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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Do Chinese citizens require a visa to go to Hong Kong for less than 7 days?

I and my girlfriend (a mainland Chinese citizen from Heilongjiang) are planning to visit Hong Kong from Malaysia (where we both have MSC working visas), and will also be returning to Malaysia. I have ...
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Is it possible for an American to get a Chinese visa in Hong Kong?

I know standing in line to get a visa is never fun, but was wondering if any Americans had experience getting a standard tourist "L" visa in Hong Kong. I'm leaving on a RTW trip in less than two ...
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What can I do in Hong Kong with a three hour layover?

I was wondering if there was anything I can do in Hong Kong for a small amount of time, aside from just hanging around in the airport. Are there nearby places reachable within 30~ minutes of ...
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Why were water bottles confiscated in a boarding gate jetway in Hong Kong?

Seeing another question about taking water bottles onto planes reminded me of an interesting incident I ran into once. During a layover in Hong Kong in late May of 2013, as we were boarding a flight ...
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How can I leave Hong Kong when I've lost my landing slip (Departure card)?

I'm currently in Mainland China and in one week plan to leave for Hong Kong to depart to Canada. I just noticed that I cannot find my landing slip and possibly lost it. Is there anything I can do? I ...
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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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Transit visa for Indian citizen traveling through Hong Kong

I am an Indian national with a valid Indian passport. I intend to travel to San Francisco (US) via Hong Kong with Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific. I have to transit through Hong Kong without ...
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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 ...
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Hong Kong street photography?

I'll be in Hong Kong this summer for three nights. I'll be doing some street shooting while I'm there so I'm looking for these particular things: High concentrations of people, such as markets and ...
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Can I spend Renminbi in Hong Kong?

While travelling in Hong Kong, I noticed signs at several vendors advertising prices with the 元 character, which from my visit to Shanghai I recognized as the symbol for Yuán. Since Hong Kong has its ...
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Hong Kong Airport – Macau – Hong Kong

At the end of this month I have to go to Hong Kong for business. I have a flight that will arrive Wednesday morning 10:30 at Hong Kong international airport and will leave 2 Fridays later at 12:50 AM. ...
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How to leave Hong Kong International Airport by foot

Is there any way to leave HKIA by foot? I have a 4 hour stopover, so I would like to shortly visit the neighbouring city of Tung Chung (home to 200-year-old forts and temples), but I want to avoid ...
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Does the Hong Kong metro map give interchange direction suggestions?

On the Hong Kong MTR map, some of the interchange symbols have little lines and half-circles in them. They're a bit small to read on some maps, but if you zoom in they get a big clearer: Are these ...
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Can I travel to my home country without US passport?

I going to take the Oath Ceremony next week, and I am planning to travel to Hong Kong right after the Oath Ceremony. Suppose I am a naturalized citizen of the US, but also a citizen of Hong Kong: ...
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Trip to Macau through HKIA Airport

I am planning to go from Beijing to Macau from Hong Kong Airport through the ferry terminal. Indians do not need a visa for Macau but a PAR for entry into Hong Kong. I am planning my return to ...
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Is it possible to travel by sea between Hong Kong and Taiwan?

Since air travel between those destinations is expensive, I was looking for some cheaper alternative. I would highly appreciate if anyone could advise me on this.
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EU (French) citizens want to visit China

My GF and I are planning to visit Hong Kong and mainland China in a month time. My GF is a French citizen, therefore she needs a L visa (if I'm not mistaken). I found this one here. I'm a holder the ...
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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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Does an Iranian need a transit visa in Hong Kong?

I want to go Japan and I have a visa for that. I'm Iranian. I am coming from Mumbai with a transit in Hong Kong. Do I need a Hong Kong visa for this 3-hour transit?
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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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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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How do I use the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao (HKZM) bridge?

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao (HKZM) Bridge is scheduled to opened on July 1st October 23rd, 2018. There will apparently be buses every 5-15 minutes between the three cities, but I'm having trouble ...
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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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Do I need a Hong Kong transit visa if I travel to India from USA via Hong Kong airport (Cathay Pacific)?

I am an Indian national and travelling from USA to India via Hong Kong airport. Do I need a transit visa even if I'm only changing planes?
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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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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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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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What can I do in Hong Kong with a six-hour layover?

I have a layover at HK Int for 6 hours in the morning. I arrive at 6.20am and fly out at 12.50pm. Is it sensible to leave the airport and have a 'quick' look at the city? I've never been to Hong Kong.
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Can I buy train tickets for a Shanghai - Beijing trip in Hong Kong?

Background: I want to travel to Hong Kong - Shanghai - Beijing by train. Seat61 article about train travel in China has details on fares, schedules and how to book the tickets. There are 3 ways to ...
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Where in Hong Kong can I purchase an Octopus card?

Where in Hong Kong can I purchase an Octopus card? So far I'll I've found on the internet is 7-11 at the airport and some places I cannot find on with google maps.
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Macau: Using Hong Kong dollars (HKD) instead of Macanese Patacas (MOP)

The Macanese Pataca is pegged such that 1 HKD = 1.032 MOP (Wikipedia). I understand that HKD are widely accepted in Macau. However, if an item is listed as say 100 MOP and I try to pay using HKD, ...
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Should US citizens get a visa in advance for a one-week trip to Hong Kong?

I'm US Citizen and I'm planing a one week trip to Hong Kong for pleasure. Do I need to get a visa in advance? This site seems to indicate that I do not need to as long as I have a passport that is ...
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From Hong Kong to Macau: Stay over night or do the boat trip every morning?

I am planning to visit Macau when I am in Hong Kong for 2 days. I already have accommodation in HK, booked the entire week of cheap hostels, and I was wondering if it's worth to spend a bit more to ...
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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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Travel Macau and back to China with single-entry Chinese visa

My friend holds an Indian passport and is travelling via Hong Kong to Zhuhai (China) on a single-entry Chinese visa. Is it possible for him to travel to Macau from Zhuhai and back to China with the ...
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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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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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Do I need a Hong Kong transit visa?

I am an Iraqi passport holder residing in the United Arab Emirates. I have a connecting flight through Hong Kong, and I will neither be staying in Hong Kong city nor leaving the airside area. I will ...