Hong Kong has announced that its scrap visa on arrival for Indians from 23 January 2017.
Henceforth, Indians may have to complete a pre-arrival registration, which could be powerful from the identical date on which visa-loose entry would be scrapped. Earlier, valid passport holders from this South Asian country had been allowed to go into the former British colony inside mainland China sans a visa for up to fourteen days.
The Asian information worldwide fees the Hong Kong Immigration branch as declaring that from 23 January onwards, the pre-arrival registration for Indian citizens would be put in the area. It brought that provider for the same have been opened online.
Consistent with the branch, citizens of India want to apply for pre-registration online and absolutely complete it earlier than they need to tour through or go to the HKSAR (Hong Kong special Administrative vicinity) without a visa.
Indians in direct transit via air, however, need now not follow for a pre-arrival registration as long as they do now not prefer to leave the airport transit region.
The department stated that Indians ought to avail the web service to ship pre-arrival registration packages freed from charge. It delivered the validity length for the pre-arrival registration is six months or until the Indian passport related to it expires, whichever comes first.