United Kingdom Tourist Visa For Hong Kong (180 Day Visa Free Period)

This page provides visa information for UK Citizens wanting to travel to Hong Kong.

Important Information

British Citizens can visit Hong Kong without a visa for up to 6 months. If you plan to work, study or stay for longer than 6 months you will require a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least one month after the date of your departure from Hong Kong.

If you are travelling to mainland China via Hong Kong, you must get a Chinese visa before your arrival.

Is this visa the right one for me?

This visa can be used for tourist travel to Hong Kong only. Business activities are not allowed. Tourist activities include:

  • Holidays
  • Sightseeing or Packpacking
  • Visiting Family or Friends
  • Unpaid Sports/Music/Dance Roles
  • Attending a Wedding or Funeral
  • Religious Purposes
  • Medical Treatments


The information found here is based on the response provided by the Hong Kong embassy. We recommend you always double check the latest information directly with the embassy before you travel. If you wish to travel for longer than the visa-free period, you should speak to the Hong Kong embassy directly on 02072994049.

Travel Requirements

In order to travel to Hong Kong there are a few requirements. Click on the icon below to learn more about each one.

Visa Not Required

Citizens of the United Kingdom can enter Hong Kong without a visa for up to 180 days.


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