Non-Hong Kong residents who possess special skills, knowledge and has expertise which is not readily available in Hong Kong may apply before concerned Hong Kong immigration authority for a work visa with the intention to work under the General Employment Policy (GEP). In simple words, if any person wishes to enter in Hong Kong for employment, investment, education, training, or residence is required to obtain a valid entry visa.
A non-resident, willing to work in Hong Kong having expertise and qualification can apply for work visa under the General Employment Policy (GEP). Hong Kong immigration authority will consider the following things while approving the employment visa:
Hong Kong companies may sponsor the foreign national to work for them and apply for employment on their employee’s behalf. Any person who wants to apply for a work visa, irrespective of categories need to have a sponsorship from a Hong Kong company and the applicant should have intention to work with that concerned company.
The certified documents submitted before the Immigration Department should be in English or Chinese language.
Under a General Employment Policy, a visa extension of two years is granted for the first time, while extending for the second time it will be valid for additional two years, further for the third time it will be valid for a period of three years.
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