On Enter Visa holder looking to overstay

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  1. #1

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    On Enter Visa holder looking to overstay

    I have a on enter visa (b/c I am a US citzen) currently and will most likely overstay around 10 days. Is there a option to get an extension or do I need to leave the country for a few days and come back?

    Thanks!


  2. #2

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    You don't need to exit HK to get an extension, although that allows you to stay longer upon re-entering HK (if you have a US passport). You can just go to the Immigration Department and apply for and extension. It costs $135 and you usually get 1 month only, instead of 3 months if you leave HK and come back in again.
    Don't think it's a good idea to deliberately overstay as that may affect your future chances of being in HK.


  3. #3

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    If only for 11 days overstay... suggest you to pay HK$135 when visiting Immi tower. A return trip to Macau is more expensive. And again, HK immigration service is top of the bill.
    JP


  4. #4

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    Unless you want to use the Macau experience and bring in some cigs and booz. :-))


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    Thanks

    Yo guys, thanks for the information!


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    Bear in mind that if you go to Macau for less than 24 hours then your duty free allowance is zero (at least, it is as a HK resident - not certain for tourists) and even for longer out the allowance is hardly huge.


  7. #7

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    Correct Berry,
    Experienced that 1 month ago!
    For tourists it's ok (200 cigs & 1 litre of alcoholic drinks).
    For HK residents, who stay longer than 24h duty free allowance is 60 cigs, 1 bottle of wine, however, NO 'strong' alcoholics like gin etc...