Hong Kong International Airport is often used as a convenient point of entry for foreigners residing in Taiwan who wants to visit mainland China. Foreigners in Taiwan who hold a valid ARC can apply in advance for a visa to China through a travel agent. For further information on how to use Hong Kong as a port of entry, please continue reading.
Visa to China through Hong Kong International Airport
Please prepare the following for visa application through Hong Kong International Airport:
Where? Counter A04, Arrival Hall, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport, Phone: +852 2261 2472. Service hours are 07-22 everyday. It will take 4 working days to process cases. Visas are granted for 30 days and allows one entry only. For more information, please refer to their website: http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/passenger/arrival/t1/visa-tourism-info/china-travel-service.html
Visa to China through a travel agent in Taiwan
Please prepare the following for visa application through travel agent:
Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) that is valid for at least 2 months
Minimum of 6 months validity in passport
Copy of ARC-"Proof of Employment Letter" (back and front)
2 business cards
Visa processing fee - price depends on the travel agency
Copy of flight itinerary
Where? Your local travel agency in Taiwan. Visas are granted for 30 days, allow one entry only and are valid for 3 months from the date of application. Please note that a visa application takes 7-10 working days to process, depending on the travel agency, and that some agencies may have additional requirements to the abovementioned.