Hong Kong

Consulate information


2201 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 110, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: (202) 337-1956 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT_PCR test taken at least 48hrs before departure. For up to date information, please click this link
  • CONSULAR JURISDICTION. The Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC has consular jurisdiction. Contact the visa office for more information as well as to obtain the latest country exemptions and the requirements for the visa.
  • APPLY IN PERSON. It is recommended that the NON-US applicants must appear in person.
  • VISA APPLICATION FORM. Visa application MUST be typewritten (pdf fillable form is available below). Handwritten applications WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity remaining beyond stay and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of the United Kingdom for a maximum stay of 180 days.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa and some other countries for a maximum stay of 30 days; for nationals of the Philippines, Russia Fed., and some other countries for a maximum stay up to 14 days. 
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Sponsor letter (Form ID 1003 B)
Letter of employment
Letter explaining double citizenship
Recent bank statement
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation/Evidence of address while staying in the country.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Photocopy of business registration certificate (Business visa only)
Photocopy of proof of the leisure visit to Hong Kong (Tourist visa only)
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.
Proof of the proposed visit in the next destination after visiting Hong Kong (Transit only)

Forms and Links

Application Form Sponsor Letter (ID 1003 B)

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
4 to 6 weeksRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Non-US Nationals
190.00SingleUp to 90 days
Communication Fee (If Application is referred to Macao SAR Security Police Force)20.00

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: August 30, 2022