Hong Kong Immigration - Latest News

Latest news from HK Immigration includes:


  •   Due to coronavirus epidemic globally, Hong Kong has launched a red alert for travellers from all countries.
       All travellers arriving in Hong Kong must undergo a 14-day home quarantine or medical surveillance.
       People heading to the mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will not be affected the travel alert. Earlier already a 14-day mandatory quarantine has been imposed to people returning to HK home from mainland China.
       The advice for all Hong Kong citizens is not to plan travelling abroad for business or leisure, unless it is absolutely necessary.

Starting at 00h00 on 25th March 2020, all non Hong Kong residents will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong during the next 14 days.


  • All non-HK residents arriving via flights (i.e. the HK International Airport) will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong.
    All non-HK residents coming from Mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong, if they had been to other countries in the past 14 days.
    No transit services via the Hong Kong International airport will be available.
    All HK residents and non-HK residents coming from Macau, or Taiwan will have to undergo quarantine.

There are some changes in Immigration Policy soon

  • January 16,2015
  • General Employment Policy (GEP) (for non-Mainland residents) – Professionals
    • Relax extension pattern of duration of stay from “1+2+2+3” years to “2+3+3” years
    • Relax eligible top-tier entrants’ pattern of duration of stay from “1+2+2+3” years to “2+6” years; on time limitation with no other conditions of stay upon extension


    General Employment Policy (GEP) (for non-Mainland residents) – Enterpreneurs
    Specify consideration factors in assessing applications:
    • Business plan • Financial resources • Business turnover
    • Investment sum • Number of jobs created locally

    • Introduction of new technology or skills

    • Applications will be favourably considered for start-up entrepreneurs who plan to establish or join in a start-up business supported by a government-backed programme such as -
    • InvestHK’s StartmeupHK Venture Programme
    • Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation’s Incu-App, Incu-Bio and Incu-Tech programmes
    • Cyberport Incubation Programme
    • Innovation and Technology Commission’s Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme
    • Hong Kong Design Centre’s Design Incubation Programme


    Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP) (for Mainland residents)
    • Relax pattern of duration of stay from “1+2+2+3” years to “2+3+3” years
    • Relax eligible top-tier entrants’ pattern of duration of stay from “1+2+2+3” years to “2+6” years; on time limitation with no other conditions of stay upon extension


    Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)
    • Relax pattern of duration of stay from “1+2+2+3” years to “2+3+3” years for GPT entrants
    • Relax eligible top-tier GPT entrants’ pattern of duration of stay to “2+6” years
    • APT entrants may be granted 8 years of stay upon entry
    • Bonus points for outstanding academic background and international work experience under GPT


    Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents (ASSG)
    Applicants, who are the second generation of Chinese Hong Kong permanent residents from overseas, may apply for entry into the HKSAR under ASSG. There is no sector or quota restriction and no job offer is required upon entry. Key requirements include -
    • Aged 18- 40; born overseas
    • At least one parent holding valid Hong Kong permanent identity card upon application and was a Chinese national settled overseas at the time of applicant’s birth
    • Good education background, technical qualifications, or proven professional experience
    • Proficient in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) or English

    Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

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