Guidelines and Preparation for Online Application

  1. In the online application system, you are required to register for an account with a valid email address. Online application should be completed within 2 weeks from the date of the account being created. Otherwise this account will be automatically terminated.
  2. Each email address can be used to register for an account ONLY once. If you want to register for subsequent account for another visa application, you will need to use another email address to do so.
  3. To complete the online application, you have to provide personal information, download application documents, make photocopies of necessary documents and upload the completed application documents to the online system accordingly. Therefore, you would need a printer and scanner to complete the procedures. Moreover, Adobe Reader is needed to access PDF files downloaded from the online system.
  4. All required documents have to be uploaded to the system before you can continue to the next step to complete the online application process.
  5. Visa application fee:
    • Application for entry for study in Hong Kong requires a non-refundable application fee of HK$990. You can ONLY settle the fee by using the online credit card payment platform (Visa, Mastercard or China Unionpay);
    • AAL will facilitate other kinds of application free of charge.
  6. The online application is completed only when you see the system showing “Your online application is completed”. If you apply for entry for study in Hong Kong, including new visa application, visa re-application and visa renewal, you have to send all the original application documents to AAL for processing before they are being submitted to ImmD. The submitted visa documents will not be returned.
  7. The official application status will be shown on the online system for your reference. For each change of application status, you will also receive an email notification.

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