Hong Kong withdraws visa-on-arrival facility for Indians

Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) Indians will no longer have the visa-on-arrival facility while travelling to Hong Kong and will now have to complete a pre-arrival registration.

“The Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals will be implemented on January 23, 2017. The online service for ‘Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals’ is now opened,” the Hong Kong Immigration Department said.

“Indian nationals must apply for and successfully complete pre-arrival registration online before they can visit or transit the HKSAR visa-free (if seeking to enter the HKSAR during transit). Pre-arrival registration is not required for Indian nationals in direct transit by air and not leaving the airport transit area,” the statement added. ‘

A large number of Indians go to Hong Kong — a special representative zone of China.