Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Travel Pass

Introduction

This webpage sets out the eligibility criteria and application procedures for persons who wish to apply for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Travel Pass Scheme.

Travel Pass Scheme

The aim of the Travel Pass Scheme is to enhance the mobility of business travellers by facilitating bona fide frequent visitors to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The Travel Pass is a machine readable document with 32 pages. It is valid for 3 years and good for multiple entries to the HKSAR for a stay of 2 months each trip. The holder of a Travel Pass will be allowed to use Hong Kong resident counters and the immigration clearance procedures will be simplified.

Eligibility Criteria

Frequent visitors who hold valid passports and are eligible to come to the HKSAR without a visa or entry permit for visit purpose may apply for HKSAR Travel Pass. Applicants should have genuine needs to visit the HKSAR frequently, and have come for visits trouble-free on 3 or more occasions (other than return from side trips to the Mainland of China or the region of Macao) in the 12-month period immediately preceding the application, or can satisfy the Director of Immigration that their visits may bring substantial benefits to the HKSAR. The Director of Immigration reserves the right not to issue a HKSAR Travel Pass even if the criteria stated above are fulfilled.

Application Forms

Applicant should complete the application form (ID 888) in Chinese or English, and properly sign it. The name and other personal particulars in the application form must be identical to those appearing on applicant’s valid passport.

Application form can be obtained free of charge from the Information and Liaison Section of the Immigration Department, Chinese diplomatic and consular missions and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices overseas. The form can also be downloaded here.

Referee in Hong Kong

The nomination of a referee or major business contact in the HKSAR is necessary to assist the Immigration Department to process the application. This will avoid unnecessary delay.

Supporting Documents

Applicant should complete the application form (ID 888) in block letters with a recent photograph affixed on it and enclosed with:

  1. a photocopy of applicant’s valid passport showing the personal particulars of the holder, nationality, re-entry visa to the country of residence (if applicable), date of issue and expiry of the valid travel document, and the records of his/her latest three visits to the HKSAR/landing slips in the last 12 months;
  2. one additional identical photograph of applicant; and
  3. letter from applicant’s employing company supporting his/her application and background information of the company, and supporting letter from applicant’s major Hong Kong business contact if visits are for business purposes.

Applicant may be required to submit further supporting documents and information in connection with the application when necessary.

Submission of Application

Applicant may send the application to the Immigration Department by post, in person or through his/her referee in the HKSAR to the following address:

Other Visas and Permits Section
Immigration Department
7/F, Immigration Tower
7 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Underpaid mail items will not be accepted by the Immigration Department. For proper delivery of your mail items, please ensure your mail items bear sufficient postage with return address before posting. (Details)

Online / 24-hour Telephone Enquiry on Application Status

Once the receipt of application has been acknowledged, applicants can enquire their application status here or through the 24-hour telephone enquiry system at (852) 3160 8663.

Collection

Applicant may collect his/her Travel Pass either in person or authorise a representative to collect it on his/her behalf. Upon collection, the applicant or his/her authorised representative must produce his/her original valid passport for inspection if this has not been done when he/she submits the application. Applicant must use his/her Travel Pass together with his/her valid passport for arrival and departure clearance at control points in the HKSAR.

Payment of Fee

The prescribed fee should be paid upon collection of the Travel Pass. It is payable in cash, by EPS, by cashier order or bank draft drawn on a bank in the HKSAR or crossed cheque from a bank account in the HKSAR in Hong Kong currency either to 'The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region' or 'The Government of the HKSAR'.

Fee Table