Hong Kong is the regional headquarters for many multi-national companies and there are around 300,000 skilled foreign employees resident., Obtaining an employment visa is the main way to get employees the right to residency and work in Hong Kong. The employment visa is quota-free and non-sector specific. Certain industries are prioritised from time to time currently information technology, banking and finance are favoured. Gemini Personnel offers Visa Services to support organisations and individuals in applications and renewals of employment and business visas for foreign employees and their dependants.
Chinese nationals who possess special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in the Hong Kong may apply to come to work under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP). Applicants must fulfil the following requirements:
Open for foreign applicants who possess skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong Kong. For the general requirements, please refer to the section “Who can apply for a work visa in Hong Kong” below:
Suitable for business owners or entrepreneurs who intend to come to Hong Kong and expand their business operations. To obtain an investment visa, the following conditions must be fulfilled:
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An application for a visa/entry permit to enter the HKSAR for a limited period (not more than 12 months) of training to acquire special skills and knowledge not available in the applicant's country of domicile may be favourably considered if:
Visa for spouse, the other party to a same-sex marriage or sponsors’ unmarried dependent child under the age of 18, who wish to come to Hong Kong for residence as dependents.
Visa for the applicant who wish to extend their current work visa with the same employer.
Visa application for current work visa holders who are moving to a new employer. The procedure will be very similar to a new work visa application.
Useful information when applying for a visa in Hong Kong
In order to apply for a work permit, the follow requirements must be fulfilled:
The turnaround time for each application is normally around 6-8 weeks.
Gemini will help every applicant to make sure all required documents are submitted, however we do not and cannot guarantee the success of the application as this is entirely down to the immigration department in Hong Kong.
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In general it takes around 4-6 weeks.
Due to Covid-19, the application process is delayed by around 2-4 weeks, the actual turnaround time depends on the real-time situation of the pandemic.
No, your employment visa is specific to the employer/sponsor company only. Should you wish to change employer, you need to apply for a change of sponsorship visa. This is usually granted.
Yes, but you will need consent from the immigration department before you can start your part-time job.
No, the sponsor company must be a registered legal entity in Hong Kong.
No, you must cancel your training visa and apply a work visa if your current sponsor company is intending to hire you permanently.
No. you may either come to Hong Kong as a visitor or apply for a visa under the Quality Migration Scheme. Either way you can enter Hong Kong without a job offer. However, you still need a work visa if you are able to find a new job.
Please contact the immigration department immediately to follow up on your status, under normal circumstances, you are allowed to remain in Hong Kong until a decision is made regarding your visa extension.
No. Your dependent visa validity is based your marriage status, should you wish to remain in Hong Kong, we recommend you to get a job then apply for a work visa.
No. Only permanent residents in Hong Kong are allowed to apply dependent visa for parents.
There is no minimum amount in terms of investment, however hiring local employees will be one of the factors the immigration department will consider when approving your application.
If you are permitted to stay in Hong Kong for more than 180 days, it is mandatory to apply for an identity card. No fee is be charged.