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Foreign nationals who possesses special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong Kong and is not a non-local graduate may apply to come to work in Hong Kong under the scheme.
Foreign nationals, EXCEPT: Nationals of Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Nepal and Vietnam
The applicant has no criminal record
The applicant has a good education background or possesses relevant technical qualifications and experience
There is a genuine job vacancy
The applicant has a confirmed offer of employment and is employed in a job that cannot be readily taken up by the local work force
The remuneration package is broadly commensurate with the prevailing market level for professionals in Hong Kong
Overseas Chinese nationals holding People¡¯s Republic of China (PRC) passports must have permanent residence overseas; or have resided overseas for at least one year immediately before the submission of applications
Documents to be Submitted by the Applicants
An application form
The applicant¡¯s recent photograph
A travel document and its photocopy
The identity card and its photocopy
Photocopies of proof of academic qualifications and relevant experience
A photocopy of proof of overseas residence (for overseas Chinese nationals holding PRC passports only)
Documents to be Submitted by the Employers
An application form
A photocopy of the employment contract containing information about post, salaries, other fringe benefits and employment periods etc.
A photocopy of the Business Registration Certificate
Photocopies of proof of financial standing of the company (e.g. latest audited financial report, profit and loss account and tax return, etc.)
The company profile (e.g. business activities, mode of operation, products and markets, etc.)
A detailed business plan (for a company newly set-up within 1 year only)
Limit of Stay
Successful applicants will normally be permitted to remain in Hong Kong on time limitation on 2-2-3 years pattern
Applicants shall apply for extension of stay to continue to work in Hong Kong within 4 weeks before their limit of stay expires
Change of Employment
Persons who have been admitted to work in Hong Kong under the scheme may apply for change of employment after arrival.
The applicant shall continue to fulfill the aforesaid ¡°eligibility criteria¡± and is employed in a job relevant to his/her qualification and expertise.