Visas for Hong Kong
Depending on their nationality and the purpose of their stay, expats may need to get a visa in order to enter, work, study or live in Hong Kong. Fortunately, visa requirements aren't as stringent as in many other countries, and forms can be completed in English. A variety of companies are also available to assist expats with applying for the appropriate visa for Hong Kong.
Entry visas for Hong Kong
Expats planning to visit Hong Kong should find out whether an entry visa needs to be obtained prior to departure. People who arrive in Hong Kong without the correct documentation will be denied entry, and promptly placed on the next plane back to where they came from.
Citizens from as many as 165 countries can enter Hong Kong without a visa for a limited amount of time, provided they have a passport valid for a recommended period of at least six months beyond the period they intend to stay in Hong Kong.
That said, different periods of stay are granted to different nationals, so expats should be aware of the amount of time specifically associated with their nationality. Citizens of the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, among others, do not need a visa for entrance into Hong Kong.
Many African and Eastern European citizens do, however, need an entry visa.