Non-stamping Immigration Clearance Arrangement for Visitors(with effect from 19 March 2013)


With effect from 19 March 2013, all arriving visitors at immigration control points will be issued with landing slips in lieu of stamping on their travel documents. The landing slip is the same as that currently issued to Macao Smart Permanent Identity Card holders and Taiwan residents travelling under the Pre-arrival Registration arrangement. It bears the visitor's English name, travel document number, arrival date, conditions and limit of stay in Hong Kong.


Upon departure, no slip will be issued and the travel documents will not be stamped.

Points to note

1. Visitors are required to keep the landing slip while remaining in Hong Kong.

2. If a visitor loses the landing slip, he/she may approach in person the Extension Section (Immigration Department, 5/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wanchai) and be issued a replacement free of charge.

3. Visitors are required to leave Hong Kong on or before the limit of stay expires. They shall not take any employment (whether paid or unpaid), establish or join in any business and/or become a student at a school, university or other educational institution. Persons who breach a condition of stay are liable to criminal prosecution. (The requirements are printed on the back of the landing slip as shown below.)

4. Under normal circumstances, loss of landing slip will not affect the departure clearance.

5. Stamping on travel document may still be applied in exceptional circumstances.


                                                   Le 25 mars 2013

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                                                  Ambassade de Chine en France

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