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The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a “high degree of caution” security status for Hong Kong at the time of publication of this information (June 2023). For up-to-date information on Hong Kong travel advice, visit the DFA website here.

Age limit:

You must be aged 18 to 30 (inclusive) to apply for this visa

Visa duration:

Your visa will be valid for up to twelve months from the date you enter Hong Kong


  • You must be an Irish citizen and be ordinarily resident in Ireland
  • You must be able to show that you possess HK $20,000 (approximately €2560)
  • You must provide evidence of a return ticket, or enough funds to purchase one
  • You must hold valid healthcare (including hospitalisation), repatriation, and liability insurance for the duration of your stay
  • Your primary intention should be to holiday in Hong Kong
  • You cannot work for the same employer for more than three months
  • You are not permitted to take part in study or training courses
  • You must not be accompanied by dependents

Number of visas available:

There are up to 200 visas available to Irish citizens per year

Application fee:


Processing time:

It will normally take two weeks to process your visa application

How to apply:

The application form and guidance notes are available online to download from here or from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Dublin

Further information:


Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, 40 Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Tel: 01 219 6651

Employment and Visit Visas Section
Immigration Department 24/F
Immigration Tower
7 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: 00852 2824 6111


Page last updated on 12 September, 2023

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