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.
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
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
- 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
Hong 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
- 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
- Brunei Darussalam
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- South Korea
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
- 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
Telephone No.: (+632) 751-1137, 751-1138
Email: [email protected]
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
Telephone No.: (+632) 846-8196 loc 113
Email Address: [email protected]
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
Email: [email protected]
Embassy of the Philippines in Hong Kong
Philippine Consulate General
Fourteenth Floor, United Centre
95 Queensway, Admiralty
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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