Visa Application & Insurance
Please note that each student-teacher must have a training visa before his/her arrival to Hong Kong. The training visa is only for training but not for study purpose.
Prospective student-teachers must apply for a valid training visa through the GAO if they plan to join the programmes.
It normally takes around six weeks to process a visa application. Once a visa is issued, it will be delivered to the applicant’s correspondence address or home institution by courier. The visa label should be attached to the passport immediately.
There is a non-refundable fee of HK$190 (US$24) for a student visa application and an administration fee and courier charge of HK$300 (US$38). All payments should be settled by credit card once the student is admitted.
Student-teachers must arrange travel and health insurance covering the entire period of stay in Hong Kong. Insurance should cover (but not be limited to) travel, personal accident, medical expenses (accident and non-accident), hospitalisation and emergency evacuation/repatriation. There is no requirement on the amount of insurance coverage. This will depend on individual needs.
They will be required to show proof of coverage prior to arrival/registration.