Immigration & Work Permits

Work Permits

International workers are needed to have the appropriate visas and job authorizations in Hong Kong, as established by immigration laws. Some races can go into Hong Kong without a visa however you can not process a job visa application whilst in Hong Kong.

Long-term workers will discover that it is possible to get a job authorization quickly making use of the sponsorship of the company, which is called for in Hong Kong.

To fund an employee, local enrollment as well as licensing is needed, which can be a lengthy procedure relying on the sort of business framework. If you have yet to complete the consolidation process you can utilize an outsourced administration business or GEO Company of Record to sponsor the worker for the required permits.
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Use the Shield GEO Employer of Document Service

We applies for the General Work Program (GEP)– Specialist Work Visa straight with the Hong Kong Migration Department. This procedure takes about 4-6 weeks.
When visa issued the worker has to enter Hong Kong within 90 days. We will certainly collect the visa straight from the Hong Kong Migration Department and courier it to the GEO staff member.
The employee will present the visa to the immigration policeman when they arrive in Hong Kong.
After arrival a HKID (Hong Kong ID) application have to be submitted within 30 days of the staff member’s arrival. This need to be performed in individual at the Hong Kong Migration Division.

Documents needed for the GEP– Professional visa:

ticket duplicate
passport photos
employment agreement
degree/diploma documents
marital relationship/ birth certificates for spouse & dependents

All files must remain in English or Chinese, or accompanied by licensed translations right into English or Chinese
Utilize your own company

A work visa application will certainly be needed in order to work in Hong Kong and also failure to do so is a violation under the Hong Kong Migration Statute.

The HKID examine each application on its own advantage and also will certainly be favourably considered if:

The business funding the visa is of advantage to the economic situation, market and profession of Hong Kong
The staff member in question has skills, knowledge and experience not readily offered in the nation
The setting can not be quickly loaded by a person locally in Hong Kong

The funding employer will certainly need to look for the General Employment Program (GEP)– Professional Job Visa directly with the Hong Kong Immigration Division. This process takes approximately 4-6 weeks.

When visa released the staff member must go into Hong Kong within 90 days. The company will require to collect the visa directly from the Hong Kong Migration Division.

The worker will certainly present the visa to the migration policeman when they show up in Hong Kong.

After arrival a HKID (Hong Kong ID) application should be submitted within 30 days of the staff member’s arrival. This need to be carried out in individual at the Hong Kong Migration Division.

Documents required for the GEP– Specialist visa:

passport copy
passport photos
employment agreement
degree/diploma papers
marriage/ birth certificates for partner & dependents

All files have to be in English or Chinese, or accompanied by certified translations into English or Chinese.

Expansions of the work visa are readily available.

The work visa is employer particular– the worker concerned is only accredited to benefit the sponsoring company in Hong Kong.

If the worker is needed to work for another organisation, the employee should acquire side-line authorization from the HKID.

Upon termination, the sponsoring employer in Hong Kong need to notify HKID.