Online Application for Extension of Stay in Hong Kong

Aren’t we glad to be living in this time and age? Where everything is just one click away. Working six days a week can be very hectic, and you won’t find time to go to places you need to be in order to lodge an application. Moreover, government offices are usually close on a Sunday, which needless to say is your day off; which you would like to spend that day resting and enjoying yourself.

In saying that, the internet is your friend. You can do most things through the net. For example, if you want to lodge an application for an extension of stay, then you can do it online. There are different options in lodging an application for an extension of stay; mail, in person or on-line.

It seems online application is the best options for most of us. So, how do you lodge an application online?

Let me walk you through the process.

An Easy Guide on Online Application of Extension of Stay in Hong Kong

First, make sure you have the following:

  1. Visit the website

  1. Prepare the necessary documents
  • Complete the application form ID988A
  • Your employer should complete the form ID988B
  • Copy of your travel documents
  • Employer’s proof of financial capability
  • Copy of residential address
  • Employer’s letter with the statement that
  1. Documents format

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Colour: Grayscale if it doesn’t have pictures attached

Coloured if it has pictures attached

  • Step One

Visit the website, then click the link to access the online booking appointment.

  • Step Two

Select the current status in Hong Kong and give the needed information.

  • Step Three

Read the important notes and tick the box afterwards.

  • Step Four

Read the Copyright Notice and Privacy Policy, and then tick the Declaration box.


  • Step Five

Fill out the Personal Information form

  1. Enter your application reference number

Your Application Reference Number is located at the top left hand corner of your visa.

  1. Enter your date of birth
  2. Write down your current limit of stay
  3. Put in the expiry date of travel document.
  4. Tick the box to confirm your personal information

After providing the necessary information, you need to upload the documents required from you. Don’t forget to follow the format in uploading documents, so everything will be easier for you. Once you get the hang of it, it wouldn’t look complicated and everything will be a walk in the park. However, if you encounter technical difficulties applying online, then you can call the Immigration Services Hotline 3128 8668.

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