Expedited Visa for
Hong Kong

When you need to get your visa for Hong Kong processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Hong Kong

Hong Kong issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Hong Kong Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Hong Kong with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

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Hong Kong Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Hong Kong with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Chinese Embassy

Get a Business Visa for Hong Kong

Hong Kong issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Hong Kong Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Hong Kong with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

Check travel recommendations

Hong Kong Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Hong Kong with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Chinese Embassy.

Get a Diplomatic Visa for Hong Kong

Hong Kong issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official and Diplomatic Government Travel

Hong Kong Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Hong Kong with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

Check travel recommendations

Hong Kong Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Hong Kong with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Chinese Embassy

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Hong Kong related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations required.

While no vaccinations may be required to enter the country, you should still check with the CDC on their recommended vaccinations for travel to Hong Kong

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About Hong Kong

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Hong Kong at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Hong Kong

According to archaeological studies, human activity on Hong Kong dates back over five millennia. Excavated neolithic artifacts suggest an influence from northern Chinese stone-age cultures. The territory was settled by Han Chinese during the seventh century, A.D., evidenced by the discovery of an ancient tomb at Lei Cheung Uk in Kowloon. The first major migration from northern China to Hong Kong occurred during the Sung Dynasty (960-1279). The British East India Company made the first successful sea venture to China in 1699, and Hong Kong's trade with British merchants developed rapidly soon after. After the Chinese defeat in the First Opium War (1839-42), Hong Kong was ceded to Britain in 1842 under the Treaty of Nanking. Britain was granted a perpetual lease on the Kowloon Peninsula under the 1860 Convention of Beijing, which formally ended hostilities in the Second Opium War (1856-58). The United Kingdom, concerned that Hong Kong could not be defended unless surrounding areas also were under British control, executed a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898, significantly expanding the size of the Hong Kong colony.

In the late 19th century and early 20th centuries, Hong Kong developed as a warehousing and distribution center for U.K. trade with southern China. After the end of World War II and the communist takeover of Mainland China in 1949, hundreds of thousands of people fled from China to Hong Kong. Hong Kong became an economic success and a manufacturing, commercial, finance, and tourism center. High life expectancy, literacy, per capita income, and other socioeconomic measures attest to Hong Kong's achievements over the last five decades.

On July 1, 1997, China resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, ending more than 150 years of British colonial rule. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China with a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs. According to the Sino-British Joint Declaration (1984) and the Basic Law, Hong Kong will retain its political, economic, and judicial systems and unique way of life for 50 years after reversion and will continue to participate in international agreements and organizations under the name, "Hong Kong, China."

Learn more about Hong Kong in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.