Japan visa free for Hong Kong citizens in 2024

Japan visa free for Hong Kong citizens in 2024

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Japan visa for Hong Kong citizens

Hong Konger citizens do not need a tourist visa when travelling to Japan. Japan Visa free is free for Hong Konger citizens. Applicants are required to be present when applying for the Japan Visa free. This tourist visa typically allows a short term stay. The Japan tourist visa remains valid for 3 months. The Japan Visa free must be used within 90 days of issuance. A total of 4 documents are required to apply for the Japan Visa free.

Japan tourist visa conditions for Hong Kong citizens

Hong Konger citizens have freedom of movement across Japan.
  • The period of stay granted at the time of the landing permission will be "15 days" for Brunei, Indonesia, and Thailand, and "30 days" for United Arab Emirates and "90 days" for other countries and regions.
Visa applicant
Required
Visa stay
3 months
Visa validity
90 days
Visa term
Short term

Japan tourist visa requirements for Hong Kong citizens

Documents required for Japan Tourist Visa from Hong Kong include passport and other supporting documents. A total of 4 documents are required.
  • Visa Application Form: Completed application form for Japan
  • Passport: Original Passport or Travel document of country with at least 6 months remaining validity on the date of travel and have at least 2 visa pages clear of any markings.
  • Travel itinerary: Travel itinerary is travel reservation to and from country in your name, not a ticket.
  • Proof of Funds: Proof of enough money for your stay and to leave destination, such as
    • Proof of enough money for your stay and to leave destination, such as
    • personal bank statements
    • Pay slips from employer
    • Tax records

How to apply for Japan tourist visa from Hong Kong

Japan Visa free application process for Hong Konger citizens is quick and easy, as long as the necessary documents and information are provided accurately. By following these 4 steps, Hong Kong citizens can ensure a smooth and hassle-free process in obtaining an Japan tourist visa.
  1. 1
    Valid passport
    Check country passport is valid with at least 6 months of validity beyond their intended stay in destination. If not apply for a new country passport. The passport must also have at least one blank page for visa stamps.
  2. 2
    Arrival
    Upon arrival in destination, go to the immigration counter to begin the immigration clearance process. Make sure you have all the required documents are ready.
  3. 3
    Fill application form
    You will need to fill out a visa application form, which is available at the immigration counter. This form requires personal information, passport details, and intended travel plans to destination. Make sure to fill out the form accurately and completely.
  4. 4
    Recieve visa
    If your application is approved, you will receive your destination visa via email. Once your receive your the visa, download and print the e-visa and carry it with you when traveling to destination.

Japan tourist visa things to consider

  • Citizens of Austria, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Switzerland and the United Kingdom may apply for an extension of stay with the Ministry of Justice for up to 6 months.
  • For the United Kingdom, only British citizens and British Nationals (Overseas) are eligible for visa-free entry.
  • For nationals of Barbados (since April 1, 2010), Turkey (since April 1, 2011) and Lesotho (since April 1, 2010), visas are not required only for holders of Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) or ePassport in compliance with ICAO standards. Those who do not hold an MRP or ePassport are advised to obtain a visa in advance, otherwise will be strictly examined and may be refused entry to Japan.
  • For nationals of Malaysia (since July 1, 2013), visas are not required only for holders of ePassport in compliance with ICAO standards. Those who do not hold such ePassport are advised to obtain a visa in advance, otherwise will be strictly examined and may be refused entry to Japan.
  • For holders of Taiwan passports which includes a personal identification number.
  • For citizens of Hong Kong, visas are not required only for holders of Special Administrative Region (SAR) passport issued by the Hong Kong SAR of the People’s Republic of China or British National Overseas (BNO) passports who have the right of residence in Hong Kong.
  • For citizens of Macao, visas are not required only for holders of SAR passport issued by the Macao SAR of the People’s Republic of China.

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Frequently asked questions

No, Japan visa is not required for Hong Kong citizens. Hong Kong passport holders do not need to apply for a visa.

Yes, Hong Kong citizens can travel to Japan, visa is not required.

The maximum length of stay in Japan with Visa free is 3 months and usually Short term which means that Hong Kong citizens must leave the country within 3 months of their arrival

The visa is valid for a period of 90 days

Hong Kong citizens do not need a tourist visa when travelling to Japan.

No, A valid passport is required for entry and exit to Japan. Hong Kong citizen also need at least 6 months validity in their passports.

Hong Kong citizens who meet the eligibility requirements specified by the Japan government are eligible to apply for a Japan Visa free. The requirements include having a valid Hong Kong passport with a minimum validity of 6 months, being free of any criminal record, and the of visit should be tourism or visiting friends or family

No, Japan Visa free is not valid for work purposes. Hong Kong citizen wishing to work in Japan will need to apply for a work visa.

Overstaying a visa in Japan can result in fines, penalties, and potentially being banned from entering Japan in the future. It is important to comply with the length of stay specified with Visa free and leave the country within the allotted time.

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