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Visa Information

Australian nationals whose passports have at least six months validity can enter Hong Kong for a period of up to three months without a visa. Those who wish to stay longer must apply for a visa from a Chinese Consulate at least six to eight weeks prior to departure.

Effective from 1 May 2019, applications for visas for Hong Kong from persons holding foreign ordinary passports in Australia are handled by the Chinese Visa Application Service Centres below:

Canberra
Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Perth

Applicants from South Australia and Northern Territory should submit their applications to the Canberra Centre and applicants from Tasmania should submit their applications to the Melbourne Centre.

Please check with the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre about visa entry requirements if you hold an alternative passport from the Australian passport.

Visitors are required to have adequate funds to cover the duration of their stay without working and, unless in transit to mainland China or the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR), to hold onward or return tickets.

Visitors are not allowed by law to take up employment (paid or unpaid), to establish or join in any business, or to enter school as a student, nor, except in the most unusual circumstances, are they allowed to change their immigration status after arrival.

Visas for mainland China can be obtained at the Chinese Consulate offices above or in Hong Kong. They require one photo and usually take five working days to process. Visas can be obtained through the Consulate Department, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong and China Travel Service (HK) Ltd.

For further information please visit the Hong Kong Immigration Department website.

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