Open a Bank Account
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  • Useful to have a bank account in Hong Kong to handle financial matters.
  • Submit application in person at one of these banks on campus: Hang Seng Bank, Bank of China and Bank of East Asia.
  • Bring the following items for opening a bank account:
    • Passport/Travel document and the landing slip
    • HKUST Student Identity Card
    • Proof of Hong Kong Residential Address (such as confirmation letter issued by the HKUST Housing Office or rental agreement with original stamp duty)
    • Proof of Permanent Home Address in your home country
  • Students coming from certain countries may face a longer processing time due to monetary policy.
  • For more details, please click here.
Apply for a Hong Kong Identity Card (if you stay in Hong Kong for more than 180 days)
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  • Apply in person at the Registration of Persons Office at the Hong Kong Immigration Department, within 30 days upon arrival.
  • The service is free of charge.
  • Bring your passport, identity documents, and the HKUST admission letter to support your application.
  • Utilize the appointment booking and form pre-filling service via:
  • Click here to visit the Hong Kong Immigration Department for details.
Register with Your Consulate
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  • Contact the consulate or embassy of your home country in Hong Kong for any possible citizen registration services and stay in touch with them.
  • Click here to check the contact information of your consulate or embassy.