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Old 08-16-2006, 06:28 AM   #1
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im gonna be in hong kong soon, for a week and have been trying to find out visa information but to no avail!
Does anyone know if as a brit I need to get a visa for hong kong? Ive been told no, but just want to confirm....
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:36 AM   #2
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Check the Foreign Office's website (I think that's the correct name) they should have all visa requirements. Or, take a quick peek at a current Hong Kong travel book (Let's Go or Lonely Planet or Fodor's or whatnot - someone has to have a detailed guide to Hong Kong), there should be a list of visa requirements right in the introductory section (sometimes called "Before You Go") and it'll be very specific whether you do or not. If you do, they'll have the info on where to apply, etc. Failing that, contact the Chinese Embassy, they'll know.

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Click thy link-O!

http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm
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From the site Emmanuel linked:

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PART I

3. No visa or entry permit is required for any purpose if you hold any of the following travel documents:

*Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passport,
*British National (Overseas) Passport, (do u have this?)
*Hong Kong Certificate of Identity,
*Hong Kong Re-entry permit (for entry from the Mainland of China and the region of Macau only),
*Hong Kong Seaman's Identity Book,
*Hong Kong Document of Identity for Visa Purposes provided that the document is valid or the holder's limit of stay in Hong Kong has not expired.
*Travel documents bearing one of the following endorsements: "Holder's eligibility for Hong Kong permanent identity card verified."
*"The holder of this travel document has the right to land in Hong Kong. (Section 2AAA, Immigration Ordinance, Cap. 115, Laws of Hong Kong)"
*Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card. [/b]
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Aww, I might start calling you that as well!
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I have been to Hong Kong many times, and as an American and I do not need a Visa. I have to believe as a Brit you are also exempt. This should be especially true given Hong Kong's former status as a Brit colony. I beleive the Brits negotiated all sorts of things prior to the hand over to protect all the Brits who live, work and travel to Hong Kong. You shouldn't have a problem.
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well even though im a brit, my passport is from a diff european country, but it turns out that I only need a visa if I stay for more then 90 days anyway.

thanks for all the help guys, I really appreciate it!
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