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Working in Hong Kong

An international city with a diverse and well-educated population, Hong Kong welcomes talented professionals, entrepreneurs and experts from around the world. Government initiatives, including a wide range of talent admission schemes, support individuals and entrepreneurs from Mainland China and overseas to come to Hong Kong to develop their careers and expand their business in Asia.

Quality Migrant Admission Scheme
The HKSAR Government launched the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme, which is a quota-based entrant scheme, to attract highly skilled or talented persons from around the world to settle in Hong Kong without having to secure an offer of local employment beforehand.

Successful applicants will be allowed to stay for initially 12 months and can extend their stay after securing a job offer in the first year. In addition, they are allowed to bring their spouse and unmarried dependent children under the age of 18 to Hong Kong.

General Employment Policy – Entrepreneur Scheme
Entrepreneurs from overseas who plan to establish or join in a business in Hong Kong may apply this Scheme. Applications will be favourably considered for start-up entrepreneurs who plan to establish or join in a start-up business supported by a government-backed programme such as InvestHK’s StartmeupHK Venture Programme; Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation’s Incu-App, Incu-Bio and Incu-Tech programmes; Cyberport Incubation Programme; or the Hong Kong Design Centre’s Design Incubation Programme.
(*this entry arrangement does not apply to nationals of Laos and Vietnam)

General Employment Policy – Professionals
Professionals who wish to work in Hong Kong and have a confirmed offer of employment relevant to his academic qualifications or work experience that cannot be readily taken up by the local work force can apply under this scheme.

Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents
Second generation of Chinese Hong Kong permanent residents who have emigrated overseas, aged 18 - 40 and hoping to return to Hong Kong can apply through the Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents. There is no quota under this scheme and applicants are not required to have secured an offer of employment before entry.

(Persons coming to work in Hong Kong are required to obtain an appropriate visa or entry permit before arrival. Click here for general information on working in Hong Kong.)

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