IMMIGRATION TO HONG KONG SAR
Capital Investment Entrant Scheme
It was launched by Hong Kong SAR
government in November 2003. There is no annual quota for the program. From
then on, there are over 3,000 applications in process and 1,516 applications
(as of 3rd quarter, 2007)
Most of the applicants are from
China with a permanent residency in other countries.
is granted, the applicant should invest HK$10 million in financial
products in Hong Kong for a period of 7 years.
In order to obtain the permanent residency, applicant should
continuously live in Hong Kong for 7 years.
Possess an asset of HK$10 million in the 24 months preceding
Processing time: 6-12
Migrant Admission Scheme
In July, 2006, Hong Kong SAR Government
launched the Scheme, with a quota of
1,000 cases a year.
In January 2008, Hong Kong SAR Government
adjusted the criteria to accommodate more talents to come to Hong Kong
Age: 18 or over
Education: Bachelor Degree or
2 years or above
in Chinese, or English or other languages
who have a Bachelor Degree or above, more marks will be added to the
who are under 18, more marks will be added.
with Hong Kong:
With relative in Hong Kong,
more marks will be added
those who have distinguish achievements in sports or arts or performances
Processing time: 3
At present (2008), most people are from
professions, such as, finance, accounting, IT, logistics etc.
Famous Chinese pianists Lang Lang and Li
Yundi have successfully become Hong Kong resident through this
Hong Kong Visas
As a general rule, any person other than those having the
right of abode in Hong Kong must obtain a visa before coming to Hong Kong for
the purpose of taking up employment, training, education, investment or residency.
We can assist you to apply for:
You already have an employer in
Hong Kong offering you a job.
You are transferred from an
overseas branch of the same company based in Hong Kong for the purpose of
Dependent visa (resident permit):
Your spouse and children accompany
you to stay in Hong Kong to study or to work.
Change of status:
You change one type of visa from
other, such as from a visitor to employment visa.
Change of sponsor
You change from one job to another,
of the similar nature.
Extension of stay
Your visa is going to expire and
you wish to renew the visa.
Mainland students graduated from
educational institutions in Hong Kong Mainland students who
- graduated from UGC-funded
institutions in 1990 or afterwards; or
- admitted to study at non
UGC-funded institutions in the academic year 2005/2006 and thereafter,
and graduated from full-time locally accredited programmes,
with a bachelor degree or above and with job offer may apply
to re-enter Hong Kong for employment.
Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professional:
Applications must be submitted by the candidates' employers
who should be registered companies in Hong Kong.
Mainland workers who are wishing to come to work in Hong Kong
under the Importation of Labour Scheme, applications must be submitted
through employers granted with the approval-in-principle to import workers
to the Hong Kong Immigration Department.
Kong Investment Visa
Hong Kong SAR government will grant
those foreign nationals who establish a company contributing to the prosperity
in Hong Kong a visa.
There should be actual injection of
capital into the company and the applicant should manage the operation in
Those applicants who continuously
live in Hong Kong for 7 years will be granted a permanent residency.
time: 2-3 months