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Notice on Applications via Chinese Visa Application Service Center for visas for HKSAR / Macao SAR of China
2019/04/25

In order to provide better service for Hong Kong/Macao SAR visa applicants, from May 1, 2019, ordinary passport holders applying for visas for Hong Kong/Macao SAR of China will be required to submit their applications via the China Visa Application Service Center.

The specific arrangements are as follows:

1. Information of China Visa Application Service Center

(1) Address: WAFI Mall, Level 3, Falcon, Phase 2, Umm Hurair2, Dubai 114 100, UAE

(2) Telephone: +971-4-371-1711

(3) Fax: +971-4-379-5381

(4) E-mail address: dubai@visaforchina.org

(5) Website: http://www.visaforchina.org

(6) Business hours: 9:00-15:00 (Acceptance), 9:00-16:00 (Payment and collection), Sunday to Thursday, except weekends and holidays

2. Processing time and fees

(1) Processing time: Visas normally can be collected on the fourth working day after applications submitted. Express services are subject to approval by consular officers at an additional charge. However, this processing time is for reference only. The processing time will be extended if the case needs to be forwarded to the Government of the HKSAR or the Government of the Macao SAR for approval.

(2) Fee collection: China Visa Application Service Center will charge service fee in addition to the visa fee and express fee, please refer to the Center or its website for the specific fee standard.

3. Special notes

(1) Applications are considered and approved by the Consulate-General or the Government of the HKSAR or the Government of the Macao SAR. China Visa Application Service Center does not participate in the approval process.

(2) For holders of diplomatic and service (official) passports, or for ordinary passport holders applying for diplomatic, official and courtesy visas, and Chinese citizens who apply for entry permit to Hong Kong SAR, they can still submit their applications directly to the Consulate-General(Address: Villa 14,Street 7a,Community 357, Umm Al Sheif Road, Safa 2 Area, P.O.BOX 9348, Dubai, UAE;business hours:9:00-12:00 ,Sunday to Thursday,except weekends and holidays )

(3) Applicants may apply for Hong Kong/Macao SAR visas through the China Visa Application Service Center. Or alternatively, apply directly to the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government or the Public Security Police Force of the Macao SAR Government.

(4) The information about the exemption for Hong Kong/Macao SAR visa is available at the HKSAR Immigration Department official website (www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit-transit/visit-visa-entry-permit.html) and the Macao SAR Public Security Police Force official website (www.fsm.gov.mo/psp/eng/psp_top5_2_1.html).

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