WORKING IN HONG KONG

Hong Kong is a beautiful country to work and live in, offering a satisfying abroad experience. Work visas are however difficult to obtain with many vacancies being filled by local immigrants and professionals. However with the right set of qualifications and proper research, one can bag the opportunity to work and settle down in this diverse country. Hong Kong

ALL ABOUT THE WORK VISA HONG KONG:

The work permit issued to skilled foreign professionals comes under the Employment for Professionals scheme of the country. There is no limit to the number of visas, and these permits are issued to individuals based on the assessment of his qualifications and specific skills set that are not possessed by the Hong Kong local citizens. So if you are highly qualified and the country has a shortage of your specific skills getting a work visa will not be an issue. There are multiple categories under which you (or your sponsor) can apply. Most workers will fall under General Employment Policy (GEP) or Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS).

TechTAS is a fast-track arrangement to get talented workers to HKSAR (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region). Sponsoring company has to apply for a quota and then skilled professional has to submit credentials (Graduates from top 100 Universities of the world get extra preference).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR THE WORK PERMIT (GEP):

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR THE WORK PERMITS:

All documents that are not in English or Chinese must be accompanied by certified translation certificates.
1. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FROM THE EMPLOYEE: 2. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FROM THE EMPLOYER:

APPLICATION PROCESS:

There is no restriction on the number of work visas issued (no quota). Around 40,000 visas were issues in 2018 under GEP policy. As the visa processing may take around 4-8 weeks with possible further delays, applicants are encouraged to file their applications early to ensure a smooth visa journey.


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