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Do I need a visa to go to Hong Kong? (Swiss Permit B)

I have a Ukrainian passport but I am a permanent resident of both Switzerland (Permit B) and the USA (Greencard). Do I need a visa to stay in Hong Kong for 4 nights?
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Old 08.04.2010, 11:28
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Re: Do I need a visa to go to Hong Kong? (Swiss Permit B)

You require a visa.

http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm

Your residency is not a factor, although you should send a copy of your B-permit to to the embassy along with your passport when you apply for the visa.
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Old 08.04.2010, 12:04
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Re: Do I need a visa to go to Hong Kong? (Swiss Permit B)

Your B permit and US green card have nothing to do with the visa requirements for HKG. You will still have to obtain a visa as a Ukranian.
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Old 08.04.2010, 12:42
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Re: Do I need a visa to go to Hong Kong? (Swiss Permit B)

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Your B permit and US green card have nothing to do with the visa requirements for HKG. You will still have to obtain a visa as a Ukranian.
I dont know about Honkong. To some countries your residence permit or residency does make a difference. Like residents of EU could come to Switzerland without Visa (pre Schengen days) as well as American Green card holders.
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Re: Do I need a visa to go to Hong Kong? (Swiss Permit B)

Yeah tdzekon, it's not like going to France or Spain using your B-Permit as the magic pass, you do need a Visa, I checked at the official airline site.

Your Swiss residence permit doesn't help on this occasion.

An old one, but worth bookmarking

http://www.emirates.com/ae/english/p...uirements.aspx

Cheers and enjoy Hong Kong, it's a great place.
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I dont know about Honkong. To some countries your residence permit or residency does make a difference. Like residents of EU could come to Switzerland without Visa (pre Schengen days) as well as American Green card holders.
An American Green card is nothing but a permit to live and work in the US. No European country will allow entry with only a Green card.
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Re: Do I need a visa to go to Hong Kong? (Swiss Permit B)

I heard (this is only hearsay) that you can visit Singapore for upto 4 (?) days if you have a Swiss residency permit, where you would otherwise need a visa depending on country. So, sometimes it does make a difference..
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An American Green card is nothing but a permit to live and work in the US. No European country will allow entry with only a Green card.
Pre-Schengen Agreement, Switzerland allowed certain countries' Nationals to enter providing they were holding a US Green Card.
eg. Colombia.

This meant my Mother-in-Law could visit for 3 months.
Now she can't come here without a Visa.

It's improved my Quality of Life enormously

But seriously, that's why there's a separate section on the Emirates Airline link I posted earlier for "Alien Resident of". The act of holding a Green Card can definitely affect Visa Eligibility.
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Re: Do I need a visa to go to Hong Kong? (Swiss Permit B)

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I have a Ukrainian passport but I am a permanent resident of both Switzerland (Permit B) and the USA (Greencard). Do I need a visa to stay in Hong Kong for 4 nights?
A permit B is a temporary resident permit, the permanent resident permit is C
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Re: Do I need a visa to go to Hong Kong? (Swiss Permit B)

for a Ukraine passportholder visa is required see http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm
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for a Ukraine passportholder visa is required see http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm
Isn't that exactly the advice I gave in the second post on this thread?
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Re: Do I need a visa to go to Hong Kong? (Swiss Permit B)

I am Hongkonger. I will advise you to quickly send email to the Hong Kong Immigration Department and they will reply asap. That is the Hong Kong spirit, very efficient.

There are quite a lot of countries with mutual exclusive visa policies with Hong Kong. But I dont think your country has it.

Let the Immigration staff know your situation and they will help and may even process in special case. Just do it.

Enjoy the trip and Hong Kong is lovely.

Good luck,
CHIN
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