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Employment Visa

The skilled people who want to migrate have to apply for Skilled migration visa that is generally based on the skills or education background of the applicant.


  • Applicant should have secured an employment/job offer before the visa application is submitted.
  • Applicant should possess unique qualifications and relevant working experience that are not readily available in Hong Kong in order to fulfill the visa requirement.
  • Applicant should be placed in a management level job position and the salary offered should be met with market rate.
  • The sponsoring company should be financially stable.
  • The sponsoring company should have local staffs and office premise has already been set up.

Documents for the applicant

  • Visa application form ID 990A with the applicant’s signatures.
  • Copy of the applicant’s passport and recent photograph.
  • Photocopy of proof of academic qualifications and relevant work experience.
  • Photocopy of proof of the applicant’s overseas residence, such as copy of official document showing the applicant’s conditions of stay and limit of stay endorsed by overseas authorities.
  • Copy of the applicant’s employment contract with the sponsoring employer.

Documents for the employing company

  • Application for Employing Professionals in Hong Kong ID 990B.
  • Photocopy of the Employment Contract of the applicant.
  • Photocopy of the Business Registration Certificate.
  • Photocopy of proof of financial standing (e.g., latest audited financial report, trading profit and loss account, or profit tax return.
  • Documents with details of company background such as business activities, mode of operation, background/ connection of company, product ranges, sources and markets etc. (supported with catalogues, brochures, etc.).
  • Detailed business plan (e.g., information on source of funds, estimated capital injection, nature/mode of business activities, expected turnover, sales volume, gross and net profit in the coming years and proposed creation of local job posts, etc.).

Processing time

Normally takes 4-8 weeks from the date of submission. Upon approval of the application, a two-year work visa will be granted. The applicant will then be allowed to apply a resident Hong Kong Identity card.

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