PAR stands for Pre-Arrival Registration. PAR requirements for Indians came into force as Hong Kong government tightened its immigration policies for Indians travelling to Hong Kong in January 2017.
Starting from 23 January 2017, Indian nationals can no longer obtain a visa-on-arrival for Hong Kong, and must obtain online visa of Hong Kong, or a PAR, by completing an online application. Upon arrival, Indian nationals must have a valid PAR in order to enter Hong Kong.
No matter which country you are living in at the moment, if you are an Indian passport holder and need to travel to Hong Kong, you must obtain a PAR approved by the Hong Kong Government before you can enter Hong Kong.
However, an approved PAR can be easily and quickly obtained online by answering some basic questions of your personal information and your travel plans.
To be eligible for making an online application for PAR, an applicant must be an Indian National and hold a valid Indian Passport.
In order to have a successfully approved PAR, the Indian passport of the holder must fulfil the following conditions:
All children are required to apply for a PAR separately. All Indian nationals must obtain a PAR regardless of their age.
No matter which transportation means you are travelling on to Hong Kong, the transport operators are required to check whether you have all the valid travel documentation or not before you are allowed to board the transportation bound to Hong Kong.
To successfully complete immigration clearance for entry into the HKSAR, you need to present the following items upon arrival:
To apply for a PAR for Hong Kong, you need to have a valid Indian passport, a credit card, and a valid email address.
A reminder before you start your application - all of the information or personal particulars of the applicant provided in the online application which includes name, date and place of birth, address, gender, nationality, and passport number etc. must match exactly as they are on the applicant’s passport.
You can start your online application for Hong Kong PAR online here.
Once the applicant has submitted their online application, all PAR notifications and updates will be sent via the email applicant has provided.
After applying and providing all the relevant and required information, the application is processed within 24 hours.
To check the status of your completed application, please click here.