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Visa for Hong Kong SAR of China and Macao SAR of China
2019/02/22
 VISA FOR HONG KONG SAR OF CHINA 

Introduction 

Nationals of most countries and territories, including New Zealand passport holder may visit or transit through Hong Kong SAR as visitor for a certain time of period without applying for visa before travel. For the complete visa exemption countries or territories, please visit website of the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). (https://www.immd.gov.hk/)  

You will need to be a genuine visitor to be eligible for the visa exemption. As a visitor, you can travel to Hong Kong SAR for sightseeing, conducting business activities, attending conference, participating cultural, arts or sport events, and visiting relatives and friends.  

New Zealand passport holders when travelling to Hong Kong SAR as a visitor may stay in Hong Kong SAR for up to 90 days without a visa. 

You need to apply for a visitor visa before you arrive in Hong Kong SAR if any of the following apply to you. 

l You are not from a country that doesn't need to apply.

l You intend to travel to Hong Kong SAR for establish or join in any business, study, employment, training, and commercial performance, you must then apply for a visa prior to travel.

l You intend to stay in Hong Kong SAR beyond the entitled visa free period. 

Where to apply  

1. You can contact and submit your application directly to the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region;

2. You can also submit your application to the Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand. Your application may be forwarded to the Hong Kong Immigration in Hong Kong SAR for processing.

 Requirements
You must complete relevant application form and prepare documents in accordance with your purpose of your travel. For more details please visit website of the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). (https://www.immd.gov.hk/ 

Contact Immigration Department of the Hong Kong SAR

Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Immigration Tower
7 Gloucester Road,
Wan Chai,Hong Kong

Telephone:852-2824 1212

Fax:852-2824 1133

Website:http://www.immd.gov.hk/

 

VISA FOR MACAo SAR OF CHINA

 Introduction

 Nationals of 79 countries and territories, including New Zealand passport holder may visit Macao SAR for a certain time of period without applying for visa before travel. For the complete visa exemption countries or territories, please visit website of the Public Security Police Force of Macao Special Administrative Region.

(http://www.fsm.gov.mo/)

 Travellers from non-visa exemption countries or territories require visas to enter Macao SAR, and you can apply for the visa:

l from the Immigration counter at the port of entry in Macao SAR upon your arrival;

l to have a representative in Macao SAR to apply for "Authorisation to Enter and Stay" in advance from the Immigration Department of Macao SAR;

l from Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand.

 Starting from 1 July 2010, visitors from Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam are required to apply for a valid Macao "visa" in advance through a Chinese embassy or consulate instead of applying for an Entry Permit (so-called "visa-upon-arrival"). Nonetheless, the consular officials of these countries stationed on Chinese territory, the officials of various international organizations and their family can continue to apply for "visa-upon-arrival" with their passport, diplomatic/consular identity card or staff card. 

 For more information please visit website of the Public Security Police Force of Macao Special Administrative Region (http://www.fsm.gov.mo/). 

 

Apply for Macao SAR visa through Chinese Diplomatic Missions
Required documents:

1. Original passport and it must valid for at least more than 6 months with blank visa pages, and copy of the bio-data page of your passport.

2. A completed Macao SAR visa application form and one passport-sized photo. The application form is available at the website of the Public Security Police Force of Macao Special Administrative Region.

3. Proof of your immigration status in New Zealand (permanent resident visa, resident visa, work visa and student visa, etc), if you have been granted an electronic visa (eVisa), please print out the visa approval letter.

4. Supporting documents depend on the purpose of your travel. For more information please visit website of the Public Security Police Force of Macao Special Administrative Region (http://www.fsm.gov.mo/).

 Please note that all applications submitted to the Chinese diplomatic missions will be forwarded to the Public Security Police Force of Macao SAR in Macao SAR for processing.

 Contact the Immigration Department of the Public Security Police Force of Macao SAR

 Immigration Department Office Building,
Travessa Um do Cais de Pac On, Taipa,
Macao SAR

 Tel:   (853) 2872 5488, (853) 8897 0601, (853) 8897 0602

Fax:  (853) 2872 6936

Email: sminfo@fsm.gov.mo
Website: http://www.fsm.gov.mo/ 

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Consular Jurisdiction
Embassy of the People's Republic of China in New Zealand
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington region.

 

Chinese Consulate-General in Auckland
Northland, Auckland, Waikato region

 

Chinese Consulate-General in Christchurch

Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland region

 

Apply In Person

1. Applicant or an authorised person can submit the application to the corresponding consular office of the Embassy or Consulate-General in New Zealand in accordance with consular district jurisdiction of the applicant's residential address in New Zealand. Application may be declined to process if received from areas outside consular district jurisdiction.

2. No appointment is required and please submit your application during office hours.

3. A pickup slip will be provided once your application has been accepted for processing and please keep the pickup slip in a safe place.

4. You must present your pickup slip at the time of collection and make the payment.

5. You can authorise someone else to collect your document, and the authorised person must also present the pickup slip at the time of collection and make the payment.

 

 

Apply Via Post or Courier

(additional service charge applies and please refer to Processing time, Fees and Charges)

 

1. Application can be submitted via post or courier to the corresponding consular office of the Embassy or Consulate-General in New Zealand in accordance with consular district jurisdiction of the applicant's residential address in New Zealand. Application may be declined to process if received from areas outside consular district jurisdiction.

2. Postal and Courier Address

For people live in Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington region, please send your application to:

Consular Section
Embassy of the People's Republic of China in New Zealand
4 Halswell Street

Thorndon

Wellington 6011

 

For people live in Northland, Auckland, Waikato region, please send your application to:

Consular Office
Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Auckland

630 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland

 

For people live in Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland region, please send your application to:
Consular Office
Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Christchurch

106 Hansons Lane, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

 
It is not recommended to send your application by post.

3. Please include the following items when sending your application:
1) Prepaid, self-addressed envelope or courier package for returning your passport. We strongly recommend you using courier delivery service which provides tracking, such as NZ Post, Courier Post, and NZ Couriers.   

2) Please make sure that you have supplied a correct return delivery address, your full name, and contact phone numbers. We strongly advise you to make a record of your tracking number.

 3) We only accept bank cheque for the payment if you request your passport to be returned by post or courier. Please ensure the cheque has the exact amount to be paid and is made payable to the correct office where have submitted your application.

 

 

Returning Your Passport

If you wish your passport to be returned by courier after you have lodged your application in person to the Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand, you must also provide a prepaid self-addressed courier package for returning your passport, and the application fee can only be paid by bank cheque. There is no additional handling service fees apply.

 

Important Notes

1) You can authorise any person you trust to submit your application on your behalf. No authorisation letter is required.

2) The expedited visa processing must be lodged in person and your passport must be collected in person from the office where you did the lodgement. We do not accept express (urgent) visa application submitted by post or courier.

3) There is no additional handling service fee when you have lodged your application in person to the Consular section but you have requested to return your passport by post or courier.

4) The Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand will not responsible for any loss, damage to your passports and documents, or delays caused by post or courier.

 

PROCESSING TIME, FEES AND CHARGES

(All fees are quoted in New Zealand dollars.)

 

Category

Fee (per person)

Processing time

Hong Kong SAR Visa

$60

4 working days1

Macao SAR Visa

$60

5 working days2

Telecommunication fee3 

$20

 

Remarks:

1. Applications which are required to be forwarded to the Immigration Department of Hong Kong SAR will take 6-8 weeks to process.

2. Applications which are required to be forwarded to the Immigration Department of  Macao SAR will take 10 working days to process.

3. Telecommunication fee must be paid at the time of submission and it is non-refundable.  

 

Handling service fee
An additional one-off $15 handling service fee applies to applications submitted via post or courier. This fee is charged regardless of the number of application.

How to pay

 The following payment methods are available on collection at the counter:

a. Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard)

b. EFTPOS

c. Bank Cheque

d. UnionPay (credit card, debit card, Quikpass)

e. WeChat Pay

f. AliPay

Bank Cheque

For applications have been submitted to the Consular section of the Chinese Embassy in Wellington, please make the cheque payable to:
Embassy of the People's Republic of China in New Zealand, or
Chinese Embassy in New Zealand

For applications have been submitted to the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Auckland, please make the cheque payable to:
Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Auckland, or Chinese Consulate-General in Auckland

For applications have been submitted to the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Christchurch, please make the cheque payable to:
Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Christchurch, or Chinese Consulate-General in Christchurch

Please make sure the cheque is made for the exact amount due. Cheque with incorrect amount is not acceptable.

We do not accept payments made by cash, personal cheque, company cheque and direct credit. Credit card payments only available at the counter and we can not process payments by providing credit card numbers.


 

 

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