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Employment Visa (Employment as Professionals)
This scheme sets out for persons who wish to enter/stay in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) for employment as professionals. Applicants who possess special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in the HKSAR may apply to come to work under the General Employment Policy. Apart from professionals in the commercial and financial fields, they are also applicable to talent and professionals in the arts, culture and sport sectors as well as those in the culinary profession with a view to enhancing Hong Kong's status as an Asian world city.
According to The Chief Executive’s 2022 Policy Address, the Government will streamline the General Employment Policy (GEP), such that for vacancies falling under the 13 professions with shortage of local supply as listed in the Talent List or for vacancies with annual salary of HK$2 million or above, employers are not required to provide proof to substantiate their difficulties in local recruitment in making applications for talent admission.
An application for a visa/ entry permit to take up employment under the GEP may be favourably considered if:
Note: This scheme does not apply to nationals of Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Nepal and Vietnam.
From the Applicant
From the Sponsor Company
It normally takes 4 to 6 weeks to process the application by The Immigration Department, but there might be some more questions raise by The Immigration Department, therefore it is possible to take around 2 to 3 months for the whole process.