According to the laws and regulations of the Mainland, a Hong Kong resident of Chinese nationality, as long as he has not declared to the nationality authority his identity as a foreigner, can apply for the Hong Kong and Macao Residents Entry and Exit Permit (Home Visit Permit) to the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department through the China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited (CTS), irrespective of whether he is holding a foreign passport or travel documents, and enter and exit the Mainland with his Home Visit Permit. For details, please refer to CTS's website and make telephone enquiry on (852) 2853 3888.

For Hong Kong residents who enter the Mainland with their Home Visit Permit and plan to leave the Mainland and travel abroad, they need to use a valid Home Visit Permit to leave the Mainland and a valid travel document to travel abroad.

Regarding the eligibility and procedures to apply for HKSAR passport, Document of Identity for Visa Purposes and Re-entry Permit, please refer to the followings:

HKSAR Passport

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport is valid for travel to all countries in the world. Now more than 145 countries and territories have granted visa-free access or visa-on-arrival to HKSAR passport holders. However, please note that the final consent to enter these countries is still up to the local immigration authorities.

Please visit the following link for countries granting visa-free access to HKSAR passport holders:
For detailed information, please refer to the following website:
GovHK - Visa-free access for HKSAR Passports

If your destination is not among the countries or territories above, you should contact the relevant consulates to ascertain the visa requirements for your visit.

For detailed information on HKSAR passport application, please refer to the following website:
GovHK - HKSAR Passports

HKSAR Document of Identity for Visa Purposes

Hong Kong residents who are not eligible for an HKSAR passport may apply for the HKSAR Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (Doc/I), which can serve as your travel document.

For detailed information on Doc/I application, please refer to the following website:
GovHK - HKSAR Document of Identity for Visa Purposes

HKSAR Re-entry Permit

The HKSAR Re-entry Permits are issued to Hong Kong residents for travel to the Mainland and Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR).

There are two types of HKSAR Re-entry Permits:


For detailed information on HKSAR Re-entry Permit application, please refer to the following website:
GovHK - HKSAR Re-entry Permit

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: I am a HKSAR Passport holder. Which countries will require me to apply for a visit visa?
A1:

Now more than 140 countries and territories have granted visa-free access or visa-on-arrival to HKSAR Passport holders. The final consent to enter these countries is, nonetheless, up to the local immigration authorities.

Please visit the link below for information on the list of countries granting visa-free access to HKSAR Passport holders:
http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/traveldoc/hksarpassport/visafreeaccess.htm

If your destination is not among the countries or territories above, you should contact the relevant consulates to ascertain the visa requirements for your visit.

Q2: I am a Hong Kong permanent resident of Chinese nationality who now live in the Mainland. How should I apply for or renew my HKSAR Passport?
A2:

A Hong Kong permanent resident aged under 11 can submit his application to the Immigration Department of Hong Kong by post or apply in person at any of the Immigration Offices. The application form must be signed by the parent or legal guardian of the child. Please note that a child aged under 11 who does not hold a Hong Kong permanent identity card will be required to apply for one at the time when he applies for the HKSAR Passport. And he will also be required to submit documents in support of his right of abode in HKSAR (for example, Hong Kong birth certificate or Certificate of Entitlement which shows that Hong Kong permanent resident status is established). Moreover, a child aged under 11 is also required to produce the latest school document bearing his photograph authenticated by the school (e.g. student's handbook or school record card, bearing his name, date of birth and photograph) or other proof of identity. If proof of identity is not available, he will be required to produce a completed Form for Countersignature together with a photostat copy of identity document of the person countersigning the form. If the application is submitted by post, the child must collect the passport in person at the Immigration Office with original copies of all supporting documents.

A person aged 11 or above who holds a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card and is eligible to apply for the HKSAR Passport can submit his application to the Immigration Department by post, or apply in person at any of the Immigration Offices. Moreover, he can also apply for the passport through the Internet, except for application due to loss, damage or amendments to personal particulars. For application submitted by post or through the Internet, the applicant must collect the new passport in person. At the time of collection, he must produce his Hong Kong permanent identity card and original copies of the supporting documents (if applicable) submitted in the application for verification. He will also be required to produce his existing HKSAR Passport or Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (if applicable) for cancellation and appending his signature on the application form. For a child aged between 11 and 15 and an unmarried person aged 16 or 17, consenting parent or legal guardian must accompany the child/the applicant to collect the passport in person, for appending his signature on the application form.

For HKSAR passport renewal applications, applicants may submit their applications through the Immigration Divisions of the Office of the Government of the HKSAR in Beijing, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Chengdu, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Wuhan and subsequently collect their passports at the same Mainland office.

For details of application, please refer to the following link:
http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/traveldoc/hksarpassport/index.htm

Q3: What should I do if I lost or damaged my HKSAR Passport in the Mainland?
A3:

If you lose or damage your HKSAR Passport in the Mainland, you should report the loss to the Immigration Department after your return to Hong Kong. You will be required to complete an application form and submit your replacement application in person at any of the Immigration Offices that handles travel document applications.

You can make an appointment through the telephone booking system on (852) 2598 0888 or the Internet
http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/traveldoc/referbooking.htm

Q4: What should I do if I lost or damaged my Hong Kong identity card in the Mainland?
A4: If you lose or damage your Hong Kong identity card in the Mainland, you should report the loss or damage to any Registration of Persons Office and apply for a replacement within 14 days of your return to Hong Kong.

For details of application, please refer to the following link:
http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/idcard/hkic/registreplace.htm
Q5: The Hong Kong Re-entry Permit of my child is going to expire. What are the renewal procedures?
A5:

An applicant should submit his application in person to any of the Immigration Branch Offices in Hong Kong, except for Travel Documents and Nationality (Application) Section. A child aged under 16 must be accompanied by his parent or legal guardian when submitting his application. If the applicant is an unmarried person aged 16 or 17, he can apply on his own after obtaining the consent of his parent or legal guardian who has signed for his application.

To save your time, you can make an appointment through the Internet or by calling (852) 2598 0888.

Q6: My Hong Kong and Macao Residents Entry and Exit Permit (Home Visit Permit) is going to expire. Can I apply for its renewal in the Mainland?
A6: An applicant should visit any of the travel document service centres of the China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited (CTS) in Hong Kong to apply for renewal. For details, please refer to CTS's website and make telephone enquiry on (852) 2853 3888.
Q7: My British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) Passport has expired and I am now in the Mainland. How can I renew the Passport?
A7:

You may contact the British Embassy, Beijing for the renewal of your BN(O) Passport.

For details, please refer to the website of the British Embassy, Beijing:
http://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports

Q8: I am a Hong Kong resident who have entered the Mainland with my Hong Kong and Macao Residents Entry and Exit Permit (Home Visit Permit). Now I plan to leave the Mainland and travel abroad. What kind of travel document do I need?
A8:

You need to use a valid Hong Kong and Macao Residents Entry and Exit Permit (Home Visit Permit) to leave the Mainland and a valid travel document to travel abroad.

Q9: I am a Hong Kong resident planning to go to the Mainland. What kind of travel document do I need?
A9:

According to the laws and regulations of the Mainland, for a Hong Kong resident of Chinese nationality, as long as he has not declared to the nationality authority his identity as a foreigner, he can still apply for the Hong Kong and Macao Residents Entry and Exit Permit (Home Visit Permit) to the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department through the China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited (CTS), irrespective of whether he is holding a foreign passport or travel documents, and enter and exit the Mainland with his Home Visit Permit. For details, please refer to CTS's website and make telephone enquiry on (852) 2853 3888.

Q10: I am a Hong Kong resident holding both the Hong Kong and Macao Residents Entry and Exit Permit (Home Visit Permit) and the HKSAR Passport. If I take an international direct flight to the Mainland, what kind of documents should I use for my entry?
A10:

You should use the Hong Kong and Macao Residents Entry and Exit Permit (Home Visit Permit) to enter and exit the Mainland.