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How to get China visa from Hongkong
Written on 13th April 2017

1) The fastest way to get from is from the HK airport.

China Travel Service (HK) (CTS) visa issuing offices at Hong Kong International Airport offer a fast and convenient way to get a Mainland China visa.

Passengers can get their Taiwan resident re-entry visas, officially known as "Mainland Travel Permits for Taiwan Residents", in about an hour. For other China visas, it takes about five to six hours. However, the processing time for certain cases may be longer. Please contact CTS for details.

The CTS office in the restricted area handles visa applications for Taiwanese residents only, while the counter in the non-restricted area processes all types of China visa applications.


Mainland China visa

Location: Counter A04, Arrivals Hall, Terminal 1 (non-restricted area)

Telephone: +852 2261 2472

Fax: +852 2261 0378

Service Hours: 07:00 - 22:00


2) The cheapest place to get from is from the Chinese Embassy in Wanchai, Hongkong Island.


Visa Office of People’s Republic of China,

Office of the Commissioner of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

6-7/F, Lower Block, China Resourced Building,

26 Harbour Road, Wanchai Hongkong

Tel: 3413 2300 / 3413 2424

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am-12:00nn; 2:00pm-5:00pm, Sat, Sun & Holidays: Closed

Getting there:

Take the MTR train to Wan Chai Station, Exit at the HK Exhibition Center exit, and walk down the overpass. Get down on the stairs to your right before the entrance (via overpass) leading to the Exhibition Center Building. Follow the road and cross a small curved road. You will then see an entrance (side of the building) with an officer in tuxedo. That should be it! You wont miss it as it always has a long cue of tourists waiting to get in the building.

What to bring:

1 Passport-size picture (with white background)




Individual Visas:

Single Visa - HK $150

Double Visa - HK $220

Multiple Entry (6 months validity) - HK$400

Multiple Entry (12-24 months validity) - HK$600

Additional charge for special services (Individual Visas)

Express Service - HK $150 per person

Visa to be retrieved on 2-3 working days from application date.

Special Express Service - HK $250 per person

Visa to be retrieved on the same day of application date.

However, charges in the embassy do vary, depending on your citizenship, nevertheless, the embassy still offers the lowest and official prices for acquiring a chinese visa anywhere else in Hongkong.

List of Countries with different Charges than the ones given above:

Kazakhstan, Argentina, Ubekistan, Ethiopia, Angola, Macedonia, Chile, United kingdom, America, Brazil, Bolivia, Ukraine, Venezuela, etc (Mostly South American and African Countries)

A double entry visa for residents of UK costs 438 HKD