About PAR (pre-arrival registration)

Pre-arrival Registration was introduced by the Hong Kong authorities in January 2017 with an aim to facilitate Indian nationals who wish to enter Hong Kong.

The PAR can be obtained by completing the quick online application which includes some simple questions regarding the applicant and their travel plans.

Entry Specifications and Validity

  • The PAR (pre-arrival registration) to enter Hong Kong allows its holder to visit the country for a maximum duration of 14 days per visit.
  • The PAR allows multiple entries into the Hong Kong (HKSAR). Trips can extend beyond the expiry date of the PAR as long as the holder enters Hong Kong before the PAR expires.
  • The PAR is valid for 6 months.
  • Once the PAR expires it becomes invalid and can no longer be used to enter Hong Kong.

Passport and Guidelines

The following information is important in relation to the Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals application process:

  • Applicants must have an Indian passport valid for six (6) months.
  • Indian nationals holding a PAR are not allowed to work in Hong Kong.

Eligibility for PAR (Pre-arrival Registration)

To travel to the HKSAR (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) using PAR, all applicants must be Nationals of India and have an Indian Passport.

Indian nationals who can travel to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region without a PAR (pre-arrival registration)

  • Holders of a diplomatic passport.
  • Holders of a United Nations Laissez Passer coming to or transiting the HKSAR for official United Nations business.
  • Indian nationals who have successfully enrolled for the e-Channel service for Frequent Visitors.
  • Holders of a valid HKSAR Travel Pass or valid entry visa.

Minors entering Hong Kong

All minors have to apply for a PAR. This includes minors holding their own passport or minors featured on their parent’s passport. All Indian citizens need to obtain a PAR regardless of age.

Requirements to enter Hong Kong

Before boarding any form of transport bound for the Hong Kong (HKSAR), transport operators will check whether the visitor has a valid travel documentation. This will also be checked upon arrival in the HKSAR at immigration clearance.

To gain entry into the HKSAR, it is imperative that all eligible Indian nationals present the following upon arrival:

  • A valid Indian passport. The details of which must match those used in the application.
  • A printed copy of the PAR, which you receive in PDF form via email, printed on blank A4 paper. The details on the PAR must match the details on the passport exactly.
  • Visitors should keep a copy of their PAR with them at all times during their stay in Hong Kong.
  • Applicants are required to furnish an "Arrival / Departure Card" for immigration clearance upon arrival / departure.

Check Status of Hong Kong PAR Application

Once the applicant has submitted their online application, all PAR notifications and updates will be sent via email.

After applying and entering all the required information, the application is processed within 2 business day(s).

To verify the status of a completed online Pre-arrival Registration application, please click here.

Online Application for the a PAR (pre-arrival registration)

To apply for a PAR for Hong Kong, visitors are required to have a valid passport, credit card, and email address.

Please note that all of the information provided in the online application - including name, date and place of birth, address, gender, nationality, and passport number - must appear exactly as they do on the visitor’s passport.

Indian nationals holding a valid passport can apply for a Hong Kong PAR online here.

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