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Visas for Hong Kong and Macao SAR
2013/11/24

1.  Application Guidelines For Hong Kong Visa

 

1. Documents Required

 

1) Visa Application Form – Please fill out the Hong Kong Visa Application Form truthfully and completely according to your purpose of visit to Hong Kong.

 

2) Photo – One photo which should satisfy specific requirements

 

3) Other documents if deemed necessary by visa officers.

 

2. Processing Time

 

For all the visas that should be issued by the Chinese Embassy and Consulate Generals in Australia:

 

1) Regular service: Visas can be obtained on the 4th working day.

 

2) Express service: Visas can be obtained on the third working day if approved by visa officials.

 

3) rush service: Visas can be obtained next working day if approved by visa officials.

 

 

If an application is required to be referred to the Immigration Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) for processing, it normally takes about a month. Such an application is not eligible for express or rush service.

 

3. Visa Fees and Payment

$30 AUD for 4 working day process.

Additional 30 A$ for the third day pickup.

Additional 50 A$ for the next day pickup.

 

4. Other Important Information

 

1) Please fill out the visa application form truthfully, completely and clearly. Any false, or incomplete statement or failure to write in a clear way may delay the processing of a visa application or result in the refusal of a visa.

 

2) Visa officials reserve the right to make decisions on a visa on a case-by-case basis.

 

3) The Chinese Embassy reserves the right of interpretation in case of changes to the information above.

 


 

2.  Visiting Hong Kong with an Australian passport, a Third-Country Passport or an Advance Parole

 

 

1. Australian passport holders may visit the HKSAR without visa for a short visit or tourism and stay in Hong Kong for up to 90 days. But in any of the following cases, they still needs to apply for a visa at the Chinese Embassy or Consulates General or the Immigration Department of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR before making the trip.

 

1) The Australian passport holder intends to stay in Hong Kong for more than 90 days.

 

2) The Australian passport holder goes to Hong Kong for employment, permanent residency, performance or exhibition.

 

3) The Australian passport holder goes to Hong Kong for studies, professional training or industrial or commercial training.

 

2. For information on whether or not a third-country national is required to apply for visa and how to apply, please visit the website of the Immigration Department of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR: http://www.immd.gov.hk.

 

3. A holder of an advance parole who goes to Hong Kong for tourism, family visit, business meetings or business activities should apply for a Hong Kong visa. A Chinese citizen with an advance parole should apply for a Travel Document of the PRC and an entry permit. The Chinese Embassy or Consulate General may issue a single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry visa to the holder of an advance parole on a case-by-case basis. The maximum duration of each stay is 3 months for applicants who were formally Hong Kong residents, or 1 month for other applicants.

 

Holder of an advance parole who goes to Hong Kong for studies, training, work or permanent residency may submit a Hong Kong visa application directly to the HKSAR Immigration Department, or to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General.

 


 

3. Visa/Entry Permit for Macao SAR

 

1. At present, citizens of 66 countries and regions, such as Australia, enjoy visa-free entry into Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) for tourism purpose.

 

2. Starting from 1 July 2010, holders of ordinary passports and some holders of service passports of Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam are not eligible to apply for a Macao visa upon arrival and must apply for a Macao visa at Chinese diplomatic or consular missions abroad or the Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong SAR before entering Macao SAR.

 

Holders of diplomatic passports of the six countries above still enjoy visa-free entry into Macao SAR. Members of diplomatic and consular missions of the six countries and representatives of international organizations in China and their family members can apply for a Macao visa upon arrival with their passports and the identification cards of diplomatic or consular officers or administrative and technical staff.

 

3. Citizens of other countries or regions may apply for a Macao visa at the local Chinese Embassy or Consulate General, or apply for a visa upon their arrival in Macao.

 

4. Application Guidelines

 

1) Documents Required

 

A. Visa Application Form– Please fill out the Macao Visa Application Form truthfully and completely.

 

B. Photo – Please affix one color photo on the application form. The photo should be recent, front view, in 48mm x33mm size without head covering.

 

C. Other documents deemed necessary by visa officers.

 

If an application that needs to be referred to the Immigration Department of the Government of the Macao SAR for processing, it normally takes about 10 business days. Such an application is not eligible for express or rush service.

 

2) Other Important Information

 

A. Please fill out the Macao Visa Application Form truthfully, completely and clearly. Any false or incomplete statement or failure to write in a clear way may delay the processing of a visa application or result in the refusal of a visa.

 

B. Visa officials reserve the right to make decisions on a visa on a case-by-case basis.

 

C. Please visit the website of the Macao SAR Public Security Police Force http://www.fsm.gov.mo/ for more information.

 

3) Contact the Immigration Department of Macao SAR Public Security Police Force

 

Address: Immigration Department Building Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa, Macao

 

Tel: (853) 8897 0601, (853) 8897 0602.

 

Fax: (853) 2872 6936.

 

Email: smce@fsm.gov.mo.

 

Website: http://www.fsm.gov.mo/.

 

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