Is Hong Kong Visa Free For Filipinos? [Tips for Visa Extension in Hong Kong]

By Kach Umandap - Howe April 17th, 2020 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, Travel Blog, VISA Application Guides No comments

With Disneyland, Ocean Park, and the place where the famous movie “Hello, Love, Goodbye” was filmed, Hong Kong is a dream destination for Filipinos. For Philippine Passport Holders, it’s good news for us as we are visa free to Hong Kong. See the skyscrapers on top of Victoria Peak, eat delicious food, buy souvenirs in the market, and enjoy this little Special Administrative Region.

The Pottinger Hotel - the Most Strategically Located Hotel in Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong is 1,100 square kilometers big; the La Union Province is 400 square kilometers bigger than HK. Filipinos can enter visa free to Hong Kong for 14 days, which is more than enough as most people spend 3-5 days here. It’s also an accessible place as there are flights from Manila, Clark, Cebu, and Davao.

Facts about Visa Free Entry to Hong Kong for Filipinos

Validity: up to 14 days
Process: Visa Not Required
Number of Entries: Single

How to get a Hong Kong Visa Extension For Filipinos?

Hong Kong Visa Extension at a Glance

Entries: Single

Process: within the day

Notes: For those who need to stay longer, you can file an extension 7 days before your stay expires

Where to apply: Extension Section, Immigration Department, 5/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Office Hours: 8:45 – 4:30 PM (Monday to Friday), 9:00 – 11:30 AM (Saturday)

Documents Required for Visa Extension

  • ID 91 Form
  • Passport
  • Evidence to support why you need to prolong your stay in HK – you can also pass onward or return ticket and financial documents
  • Fees – $ 230

The Olympian Hong Kong HotelHong Kong General Employment Policy

Who is Eligible?

  • The applicant has No security objection or no serious crime committed
  • Good Education Background or good technical qualifications
  • There is a job vacancy
  • The applicant has an employment offer or is employed in a job that is relevant to his/her academic qualifications or has relevant work experience
  • The remuneration package is the same as the market level as HK professionals

Documents Required

  • ID 990A Form for Applicants
  • Passport Photocopy
  • Proof of Academic Qualifications (TOR or Diploma) and relevant work experience
  • 1D 990B Form for Employers
  • Employment Contract, Business Registration, Financial Reports, Company Details, and Business plan – for Employing Company

Where to Pass:

Hong Kong Immigration Department
2/F, Immigration Tower
7 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Employers will usually handle this, and it will take 4 weeks to process a visa from the receipt of all documents.

APEC Business Travel Card

The Philippines and Hong Kong are both members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. For business people who regularly commute to countries who are members, an APEC Business Travel Card is instrumental as you won’t require a visa to enter and premier lanes during arrival.

APEC Member Nations

  • Australia
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Chile
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam

Benefits of APEC Business Travel Card

  • Business trips for a maximum of 60 days (no more visa application)
  • APEC lanes on major airports

Getting an APEC Business Travel Card

Must be:

  • A business person that represents a company or an entity that’s involved in international trading, selling of goods or services or investing in APEC Member nations
  • Not convicted or charged of a criminal offense
  • Has powers or authority to execute management policies, negotiate, trade, or invest (e.g., CEO, President, VP, Head, BOD) or an official nominated by the heads of the company whose work is involved in trading, investment and dealing with overseas clients or suppliers

Where to apply for an APEC Business Travel Card?

Makati Business Club (MBC)
2/F, AIM Conference Center
Benavidez St., Legaspi Village
Makati City
Telephone No.: (+632) 751-1137, 751-1138
Email: makatibusinessclub@mbc.com.ph

Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
3rd Floor, Commerce and Industry Plaza (CIP)
1030 Campus Avenue cor Park Avenue
McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City
Telephone No.: (+632) 846-8196 loc 113
Email Address: abtc@philippinechamber.com

Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT)
International Trade Complex
Roxas Blvd. cor Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
Pasay City
Email Addresses: ef.philexport@gmail.com; efosedc@philexport.ph

Chinese Embassy in the Philippines

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of the Philippines​
2nd Floor, the World Center
330 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue
Makati City, Metro Manila
Telephone: 0063-2-8482395
Email: phchinaembassy@hotmail.com

Embassy of the Philippines in Hong Kong

Philippine Consulate General
Fourteenth Floor, United Centre
95 Queensway, Admiralty
Hong Kong
Telephone: 2823-8501
Website: dfa.gov.ph

The Pottinger Hotel - the Most Strategically Located Hotel in Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong is a fun place to be, and it’s a bit easy to visit, especially when there are seat sales. Filipinos are visa free to Hong Kong, so you don’t have to worry much. There are also many OFWs there, so if you have a problem, ask some Kababayans for help. I hope you learned a lot from this article!

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 143 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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