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Immigration Services

Capital Investment Entrant Scheme

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme was introduced by the Hong Kong SAR Government to provide individuals and eligible family members the opportunity to acquire right of residency in Hong Kong through permissible investments. These may be various specified Hong Kong financial assets held in a designated account operated by a financial intermediary.

The Scheme is applicable to :

  1. foreign nationals (except nationals of Afghanistan, Cuba and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea);
  2. Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) residents;
  3. Chinese nationals who have obtained permanent resident status in a foreign country;
  4. stateless persons who have obtained permanent resident status in a foreign country with proven re-entry facilities; and
  5. Taiwan residents.

To qualify for admission under the Scheme, the entrant must:

  1. be aged 18 or above when applying for entry under the Scheme;
  2. have net assets of not less than HK$10 million to which he is absolutely beneficially entitled throughout the two years preceding his application;
  3. have invested within six months before submission of his application to the Immigration Department, or will invest within six months after the granting of approval in principle by the Immigration Department, not less than HK$10 million in permissible investment asset classes (except Certificates of Deposit which must be invested within the latter period);
  4. have no adverse record both in Hong Kong and country/region of residence; and
  5. be able to demonstrate that he is capable of supporting and accommodating himself and his dependants, if any, on his own without relying on any return on the permissible investment assets, employment or public assistance in Hong Kong.

Top Talent Pass Scheme (TTPS)

To apply for a visa/entry permit to work in Hong Kong through the GSM Programme, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for one of the following application categories:

  • Category A applicants: Individuals with an annual income of HK$2.5 million or above (or the equivalent in foreign currency) in the year immediately preceding the application. Annual income is taxable employment or business income, including salaries, allowances, stock options, and profits from companies they own. Income generated from personal investments will not be counted.
  • Category B applicants: those who have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a top 100 global university and have accumulated at least three years of work experience in the five years immediately preceding the application.
  • Category C applicants: those who have received a bachelor’s degree from a top 100 global university within the five years immediately preceding the application, but have less than three years of work experience; this category of applications is subject to annual quotas and is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis . In addition, Category C applications are not applicable to non-local students studying full-time locally-accredited programs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to obtain bachelor’s degrees.

Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP)

The purpose of this scheme is to attract outstanding mainland talents and professionals with recognized qualifications to work in HKSAR, so as to meet the needs of local manpower needs and enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the globalised market. These mainland talents and professionals must possess special skills, knowledge or or experience of value to and not readily available or in shortage locally. Admitted talents and professionals must be able to contribute to the daily operation of local enterprises and related sectors, so as to promote the economic development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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