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Efficient and convenient Z Visa application methods 高效便捷Z签证办理方式

Have you also had such an experienceAfter finally receiving a work permit notification, I was informed that I needed to return to the Chinese Embassy in my home country to apply for a work visa. Faced with the fatigue of the upcoming journey and the high cost of plane tickets, I suddenly lost the motivation to take action.


The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, which had temporarily suspended the processing of various types of visas for foreigners due to epidemic prevention and control, has now resumed handling these applications. For foreign nationals already in China, applying for a Chinese visa in Hong Kong is a relatively efficient option.


According to the document issued by the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, starting from September 1, 2021, all Chinese visa applicants are required to complete an online application form before applying for a visa. After completing the online application form and submitting it, the printed visa application form and confirmation page, signed by the applicant, should be submitted along with other application materials to the Chinese Visa Application Center in Hong Kong. Additionally, the applicant must be present to have their fingerprints collected.


Regarding the required application documents for obtaining a Chinese visa at the Chinese Visa Application Center in Hong Kong, this article will not delve into it extensively. Interested individuals can visit the official website of the Hong Kong Visa Application Center for further information. However, it is important to note that for visitors legally present in Hong Kong, the basic documentation for applying for a Chinese visa in Hong Kong includes proof of legal stay or residence (such as original and photocopies of valid proofs or visas for legal stay, residence, work, or study in Hong Kong). Additionally, for those applying for a work visa (Z visa), it is necessary to obtain the "Notification Letter of Foreigner's Work Permit" issued by the Foreign Expert Bureau.


(For more detailed information, please refer to the website of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk 


Generally, the processing time for visa applications is 4 working days. However, if time is of the essence, applicants can also apply for expedited services, including Rush Service (3 working days) and Express Service (2 working days). If an applicant wishes to include the same-day processing time, they need to visit the center before the scheduled time slot at 13:00.


When applying for a Chinese visa at the Chinese Visa Application Center in Hong Kong, in addition to the visa fee (which varies for each country, please refer to the official website for payment methods and fee schedule), applicants are also required to pay a service fee to the visa center. The service fees are as follows: regular service fee HK$240, rush service fee HK$450, and express service fee HK$900. Payment can be made in cash or EPS.

在香港签证中心办理中国签证,除了签证规费外(每个国家收费标准不一,请查询官网付款方式及费用表网址),申请人还需支付签证中心服务费(普通HK$240, 加急HK$450 或特急HK$900),付款方式为现金或EPS

(To learn about the visa fees for your specific country, please refer to the fee schedule on the following website: 



Currently, many countries have visa-free entry to Hong Kong, with different countries having different lengths of permissible stay. Therefore, it is important for individuals to plan their schedule accordingly and apply for a work visa within the allowed duration of stay.

Wishing everyone a smooth visa application process!



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