Mainland Chinese students



  1. Non-local students with limit of stay shorter than the normal study duration, or who is required to defer their study period should apply for a student visa extension.

  2. Mainland students are required to submit their application for visa extension to the Quality Migrants and Mainland Residents Section of the Immigration Department (ImmD) via the Admissions and Academic Liaison Section (AAL) within 4 weeks before the expiry of their current visa.

  3. AAL will only issue a supporting letter to you. Under normal circumstances, the supporting letter is ready for collection within 3 working days (excluding the day you submitted an application) upon receipt of the complete set of documents through the online application system.

  4. ImmD will normally take around 2-3 weeks to process an extension of student visa. You must be physically in Hong Kong at the time of submission and collection of new visa/entry permit label.

  5. All part-time student should apply for a new student visa. It is the responsibility of individual students to make appropriate visa extension arrangement before they can continue to study in Hong Kong.

  1. Application for an Extension of Stay Form (ID91) (Download Here);

    • ID91 form should directly be submitted to ImmD directly.

  2. Student Visa Sponsorship Application - For Extension of Stay in Hong Kong (Download Here);

  3. Faculty/Department Confirmation Sheet on Student Status – For Extension of Stay in Hong Kong (Download Here);

    • You have to approach the Faculty Office of your study programme to confirm your study status, and request the designated officer from the Faculty to sign on the prescribed form.

  4. A photocopy of the Hong Kong Identity Card (HKID);

  5. A photocopy of the HKU Student Card (UID);

  6. A photocopy of (1) the ‘Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao’ (EEP)【因私《往来港澳通行证》】, (2) the Visa/Entry permit label and (3) the latest landing slip.

    • The photocopy of the EEP (card version) must include the front and rear side;

    • Latest landing slip is issued by the ImmD stating that the applicant is permitted to stay in Hong Kong as a student until DD/MM/YYYY.

*If the applicant fails to provide the photocopy of HKID/UID/EEP due to first-time application or damage or loss of the documents, he/she should provide a Declaration of Missing Document (Download Here).

After collecting the supporting letter from AAL, the applicant should submit in person the supporting letter, along with all other application documents to ImmD at “Quality Migrants and Mainland Residents Section, Immigration Department, 6/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong”. An applicant is advised to make an appointment through the Appointment Booking Services to submit the application to ImmD in order to save time.

Click below to access the Online Student Visa Application System:
  1. AAL will not be responsible for financial and any other loss arise from application failure or delay due to incorrect information or documents provided by the applicant.

  2. All content in the website may be updated at any time without prior notice.

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