The HK immigration has a special form for local sponsor(ID1004B). No
special invitation letter is required.
The local sponsor could be anyone or corporation in Hong Kong. HK
immigration likely prefers sponsor as a local contact person. If a
sponsor is specified, HK immigration will contact the sponsor for visa
collection, as well as fee payment, etc.
In addition, a passport copy(with return visa if nationality different
than the resident country), Certificate of Employment/Student Status,
financial certification and travel itinerary are required.
(2012/10/02 3:20), Nkansah Rexford wrote:
I +1 Doraemon!
The idea of writing "invitation letter", i wonder if that /really / is
support for acquiring a visa. A letter is simply a letter and I wonder
how that affects the processing of the visa. If Wikimania offers the
invitation letter /only /and the the individuals works on the
application and everything relating to its acquisition, I wonder how
the Wikimania calls it visa application support.
Personally, I think the letter issue doesn't work, at least from the
part of the world i come from.
On Monday, October 1, 2012, Doraemon wrote:
Actually, a Hong Kong visa can be applied from Hong Kong
Immigration Department by POST directly, even there's no Chinese
embassy in your city, or there's something trouble with Chinese
Please refer http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/id1004.htm
You may print out the PDF application form, fill it and attach
necessary document such as passport COPIES, mail to Hong Kong
1. Email address is very important because HK immigration will
contact you by this way.
2. As now, I only know payment should be made by HK Cheque in HKD,
or let someone else in HK go to the counter to pay for you. (It is
better to ask someone in HK to help you)
3. The process time is much longer than an embassy, it usually
takes 4-6 weeks.
4. Fee HK$160(approximately US$20).
5. The visa is a small seal paper, give you directly, and you have
to paste to your travel document by yourself.
In addition, since the visa process of Chinese embassy is
sometimes "terrible", I would like to recommend Wikimania Hong
Kong to help with visa application, not the "invitation letter",
but to collect the documents, submit to the local Hong Kong
Immigration counter in Wan Chai collectively, receive the visa and
send to applicants before the conference. That may be the most
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