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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM!:
    If you can enter China then you can do it that way too via Lo wu or lok ma chau mtr stations. I am not sure but has anyone tried to enter the ferry terminal then instead of going to Macau (and after HK immigration) just skip the boat and go back into HK like you are an arriving passenger using your visa? I think the airport runs the same way.
    Then you have not exited Hong Kong as you haven't entered another territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM!:
    If you can enter China then you can do it that way too via Lo wu or lok ma chau mtr stations. I am not sure but has anyone tried to enter the ferry terminal then instead of going to Macau (and after HK immigration) just skip the boat and go back into HK like you are an arriving passenger using your visa? I think the airport runs the same way.
    Macau Ferry or China Ferry Terminal is easier, just buy the cheapest ferry ticket on offer, go through HK immigration and get to the pier level then find the escalator going back up to arrival hall and then pass through immigration again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtbhotia:
    Macau Ferry or China Ferry Terminal is easier, just buy the cheapest ferry ticket on offer, go through HK immigration and get to the pier level then find the escalator going back up to arrival hall and then pass through immigration again.

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    Is that legal?

    (Never had a visa so never had to do this. Advised others to pop to Macau.)

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    Do you technically have to exit HK territory? Or that is just the method to be presented to an immigration officer. Plus, Macau doesn't stamp passports anymore anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax:
    Is that legal?

    (Never had a visa so never had to do this. Advised others to pop to Macau.)
    I have heard off people that has done this and thinking about it, seems technically once you have passed HK immigration, you have left HK, off course your still on HK soil and legally belong to the transportation company who are responsible for you but immigration wise you have left

    may be I am wrong and if that is case I take my post back and advise people to do a quick Macau Run, less Visa hassle than China Visa

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    We need a volunteer from the audience.

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    You can ask the officer when you collect your visa. He told me to do the China or Macau route. You just tell the officer when leaving what you are doing and the officer upon entry. I didn't try either as I actually went on a trip and activated it on my way back in.


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    Yeah why not enjoy some macau food and pop on by the casino. Win a couple thousand and head home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM!:
    Yeah why not enjoy some macau food and pop on by the casino. Win a couple thousand and head home.
    Or pay 500 for return boat ticket, 500 for macau food and loose a gazillion dollars in the casino and come back to HK with just your underwear and slippers LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM!:
    ...I am not sure but has anyone tried to enter the ferry terminal then instead of going to Macau (and after HK immigration) just skip the boat and go back into HK like you are an arriving passenger using your visa? I think the airport runs the same way.
    If you wait long enough I believe there is no way they could know as Macau doesn't stamp passports anymore either. You can take a lift down to water level and then back up.

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