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Chinese nationals will be allowed to make prior entry registration online without any charge to enter Hong Kong effective September 1, 2012.
John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced the new travel measurers while inaugurating the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office in Taiwan (HKETCO) in Taipei.
John Tsang said, “By establishing the HKETCO, we envision not only enhancing the trade and commercial relations between Hong Kong and Taiwan, but also strengthening the understanding between the two peoples.” He is also the honorary chairperson of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Cooperation and Promotion Council (ECCPC).
Currently only authorized airlines have the permission to make such application online for entry permits for Chinese nationals residing in Taiwan requiring a fee of HK$50.
Lai Tung-Kwok, Director ECCPC said that once the visa applicant has provided the personal identification and travel plan to visit Hong Kong online, the visa will be issued instantly free of charge. The visa will be valid for two months.
The visitors will be allowed to stay in Hong Kong for up to 30 days per trip and each printed visa provides possibilities of two entries. After the expiration of the visa, the applicants can re-apply free of cost and there are no limit on maximum number of times an applicant can submit the visa applications.
The new visa facility will allow the people living in Taiwan to visit Hong Kong using the online visa application processing system without bearing any additional cost to obtain the visa.
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