Introduction: How to Apply for Chinese Visa in Hong Kong

This is fir you If you want to travel to China and need a visa or you are already in China and your Visa is about to expire.

The simplest solution is to head over to Hong Kong to apply or a Chinese Visa.

Why Hong Kong???
-the food is fantastic
-an ideal place to start your travels in China
-an excellent destination with loads to do and see while you wait for your visa to be processed
-very accessible from mainland China
-most people don’t need a visa to enter Hong Kong
-Hong Kong is the easiest place in the world to get a legitimate Chinese visa

Step 1: Getting to Hong Kong

First you need to get to Hong Kong. If you are outside China, this is easy. Book a flight on one of the many airlines that fly to Hong Kong. If you are in China, the cheap option is to catch a train to Shenzhen and cross into Hong Kong on foot at the Luohu border crossing. The expensive option is fly to Shenzhen and more expensive yet is to fly directly to Hong Kong.

Step 2: How to Apply for the Visa

Once in Hong Kong, you have choices for applying for your Chinese visa. Apply at the China Visa Office or apply at a good visa agency.

China Visa Office - very cheap but slow, lots of paperwork and lots of queuing. Their details are
7th Floor, Lower Block, China Resources Building
No.26, Harbor Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong SAR
Tel: 852-34132424 (available at 10:00-11:00am, 3:00-4:00pm on workdays)
Opening hours: 9am-12pm then 2-5pm Monday to Friday

Good Visa Agency - A little pricy but you can get your visa in one day, no paperwork and no queuing. This is the details of a good one I use
Room 916-917 Tower B New Mandarin Plaza
14 Science Museum Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2369 3188
Opening hours: 8:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 1:30pm Saturday

Step 3: After Collecting Your Visa

After collecting your shiny new visa you can either head straight for China or hang out and enjoy Hong Kong.

If you are going to China, skip Shenzhen and Guangzhou, not much there. Intead follow the coast to Shantou and keep going OR head west to Yangshuo then Yunnan.

If you are going to enjoy Hong Kong, take a ride on the Star Ferry, hike Victoria Peak, visit Repulse Bay, stroll down Nathan Road and browse at the Temple Street night market.

For more detailed information on getting a Chinese visa in Hong Kong, see here