Do Nepalese Passport Holders Need a Transit Visa To Travel via Hong Kong?
Hong Kong Transit visas are not required for Nepali passport holders traveling on Cathay or Dragon Air to the US or Canada.
Passengers must submit their passport details to Cathay prior to flight. They must also hold a green card or a valid visa to the US or Canada during the period of travel via Hong Kong. Cathay persuaded the Hong Kong government to provide this waiver so it could generate more travelers.
Nepali passport holders must pass on their passport details to Cathay and it will arrange the transit visa for you. You can pass on this information through your travel agency. This curbside transit is only allowed for passengers that have connections with Cathay or Dragon in Hong Kong. If a passenger is flying Cathay, and is connecting with Nepal Airlines or any other carrier other than Cathay or Dragon in Hong Kong, the passenger will need a visa before boarding the flight.
During the transit period in the Hong Kong airport, passengers will be escorted by Cathay airline staff. In the past, all Nepali passport holders were required to have a transit visa to fly through Hong Kong.
Added on April 17, 2019: Please note this advisory is only meant for Nepali travelers flying to the US and Canada. For any rules pertaining to visas, immigration, and travel via Hong Kong to other destinations, you need to consult the Consulate at http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/vephmsar/ or a consulate near you.