Passports are required by all visitors to Hong Kong and must be valid for at least three months after your date of arrival. Additionally, you should keep your passport or some other valid form of identification with you at all times as you may be asked for it by the authorities. There are penalties if you are not holding a proper I.D., though, in modern, tourist-friendly Hong Kong, the chances of you getting asked are slim.
If you are in transit, you are allowed to stay in the country for seven days, regardless of where you are from (provided you don't leave the airport!). The other requirements are shown below:
One Month Stay Allowed With No Visa
Citizens of: United States, Finland, Germany, Greece, Japan, South Africa
Three Month Stay Allowed With No Visa
Citizens of: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and Sweden.
Six Month Stay Allowed With No Visa
Citizens of: United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
If your country is listed here or you have further questions, you can contact the Hong Kong Immigration Department for information.
Hong Kong Immigration Department
7 Gloucester Road, Central
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)
People's Republic of China
(852) 2824 6111
Embassies and ConsulatesUnited States Consulate(near the Peak Tram)26 Garden Road, Central District(852) 2523 9011
Open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon, and 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.Australian Consulate (next to Great Eagle Center) Harbour Centre, 24th floor, 25 Harbour Road, Wanchai(852) 2827 8881
Open Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. until noon, and 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.Canadian Consulate (near the Four Seasons Hotel)Exchange Square Tower One, 12th floor, 8 Connaught Place, Central District(852) 2523 9011
Open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon, and 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.New Zealand Consulate (check the Shatin area for your stay)Jardine House, Room 2705, Central District(852) 2523 9011
Open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m., and 1:450 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.United Kingdom Consulate(near the Island Shangri-La Hotel)1 Supreme Court Road, Central District (852) 2901 3000
Open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:15 p.m.