1. Do you need an entry visa if you want to come to Hong Kong for study, employment, training, investment or settlement?
Generally speaking, except for those who have the right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong, any person who wishes to come to Hong Kong to study, take up employment, receive training, invest or settle in Hong Kong must obtain a visa before coming to Hong Kong.visa application
2. When do I need to apply for extension of stay? What are the procedures?
Generally speaking, visitors coming to Hong Kong for sightseeing / visiting relatives must leave Hong Kong and return to their place of origin on or before the expiry of their period of stay.china visa application hong kong
Visitors who need to extend their stay due to special reasons or difficulties may apply for extension not later than 7 days before the expiry of their period of stay. However, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Non-Mainland visitors may apply at the Extension of Stay Unit on 5/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, or at any branch office of the Immigration Department (except the Hong Kong Island District Travel Document Issuing Office).investment visa hong kong
Applications for extension of stay from Mainland visitors can only be made at the Extension of Stay Unit.
3. How can I apply to come to Hong Kong as a dependant?
Applications for entry for residence in Hong Kong in the capacity of a dependant may be considered for approval by the State if the following working conditions are studied
the applicant and the sponsor are able to provide reasonable proof of relationship; and
The applicant has no known adverse record;
the sponsor is able to maintain the basic living conditions of the dependant in Hong Kong and provide him/her with a suitable place of residence.
4. Will dependants coming to Hong Kong under the Dependants Policy be restricted from pursuing studies in local schools?
No. All dependants are not required to study in Hong Kong without the prior approval of the Director of Immigration.
5. Can dependants admitted under the Dependants Policy work in Hong Kong?
Dependants of the following members of the community are allowed to take up employment in Hong Kong without certain restrictions:
Hong Kong permanent residents;
Hong Kong residents who are not subject to a limit of stay (i.e. those who have the right to land or may stay unconditionally);.
persons authorized to work in Hong Kong (as professionals, entrepreneurs or trainees coming to Hong Kong for investment); and
persons admitted to Hong Kong under the Capital Markets Investor Entrant Development Scheme, the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme for Management Personnel or the Admission of Second Generation of Hong Kong Permanent Residents of Chinese Nationality Scheme.
However, dependants of persons admitted for study in Hong Kong are not allowed to take up employment in Hong Kong without the prior approval of the Director of Immigration.
6. What are the eligibility criteria for applying for extension of stay in order to reside in Hong Kong as a dependant?
To apply for extension of stay as a dependant, the applicant must still meet the eligibility criteria for residence in Hong Kong as a dependant (including that the applicant will not lose the assurance due to a change in circumstances, e.g. change in the marital relationship between the dependent spouse and the sponsor or the death of the sponsor), and that the sponsor is still a bona fide Hong Kong resident.