EMPLOYMENT AS PROFESSIONALS
Applicants who are not non-local graduates but possess special skills, knowledge or experience of
value to and not readily available in the HKSAR may apply to come to work.
An application for a visa/ entry permit to take up employment may be favourably
- There is no security objection and no known record of serious crime in respect of the
- The applicant has a good education background, normally a first degree in the relevant
field, but in special circumstances, good technical qualifications, proven professional
abilities and/or relevant experience and achievements supported by documentary evidence may
also be accepted.
- There is a genuine job vacancy.
- The applicant has a confirmed offer of employment and is employed in a job relevant to his
academic qualifications or working experience that cannot be readily taken up by the local
- The remuneration package including income, accommodation, medical and other fringe benefits
is broadly commensurate with the prevailing market level for professionals in the HKSAR.
Overseas Chinese nationals holding People's Republic of China (PRC) passports who meet the
criteria stipulated and normal immigration requirements may apply to enter the HKSAR for
- The applicant has permanent residence overseas or
- The applicant has been residing overseas for a least one year immediately before the
submission of application ("overseas" means countries or territories outside the Mainland,
the Macao SAR and the HKSAR) and that the application is submitted from overseas
From the Applicant
Detailed CV (Curriculum Vitae)Including his/her academic achievements, reference letter or documents
that can prove for the past working experience.
From the Sponsor Company
- Introduction of the company
- Company Website
- Company's Business Registration Certificate
- Company's documents that shows financial status
- Contract with the applicant (Including remunerations, welfare etc.)
CHANGE OF EMPLOYMENT
Persons who have been admitted may apply for change of employment provided that he/she continues
to fulfill the eligibility criteria and is employed in a job relevant to his/her qualification
It normally takes 4 to 6 weeks to process the application by The Immigration Department, but
there might be some more questions raised during the assessment, therefore it is likely to take
around 2 to 3 months to complete.