A valid Hong Kong Student Visa will allow non-local students to study and live in Hong Kong. Students normally will be granted permission to stay in Hong Kong for the duration of their enrolled course.
Student visa holders can be the sponsors to their immediate family members, to apply for the Hong Kong Dependant visas.
However, this type of visa does not apply to:
Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese residents;
Former Mainland Chinese residents living in Macau SAR who are not settled there by 14 January 1979;
Those with Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Nepal and Vietnam nationalities.
Our dedicated team at Boötes Services Limited acts as the Education Consultants, we can provide you with Schools and Courses information. We will guide you through every step of your enrolment to your selected School and courses, this includes the processing of your application for your Student Visa.
We understand that, as non-local students, this is your first
time in this foreign city, you may need help with finding where to stay. Our team can give you a hand in finding you your accommodation, so you can focus on your studies and on exploring the city.
Disclaimer: We are a private immigration consultancy firm that provides individuals and businesses support with their Hong Kong relocation and immigration. We wish to make it clear that this website is not a government website and we are not linked or affiliated with the Immigration Department of HKSAR. If you do not wish to obtain immigration advice or representation, you can make your own application directly to the relevant government authority without paying any additional fees.
To qualify for this type of Student Visa for Hong Kong, the applicant should not have any criminal records. He/she must have been accepted into a full-time course by a Private School that is registered under the Education Ordinance (Cap. 279); and whom must proof that he/she can meet the course fees and living expenses without work.
Please note that the eligibility criteria may be subjected to change from time to time.
What We Will Do For You
Required Forms & Documents for a Student Visa Application in Hong Kong
Applicants to provide:
Application for Entry for Study in Hong Kong
Recent passport photograph
Education institution acceptance letter
Hong Kong Travel Statement
Accommodation in Hong Kong
Valid travel document
Hong Kong/Macao/Taiwan identity card (if applicable)
* Note that the Immigration Department may request for additional supporting documents and information from the applicants and/or the sponsoring companies when applications are being assessed.
An Approved Hong Kong Training Visa
All visa applications that are submitted will be evaluated by the Immigration Department of HKSAR, and the standard visa application processing time normally takes approx. 6 to 8 weeks from when the application is being submitted. While the application is being processed, the Immigration Department may require further information and/or documents related to the case.
When the visa applicant is granted the Student Visa, the visa will come in a sticker form which is required to be stick to an empty page of the visa holder’s passport. The visa will be activated when visa holder enters into Hong Kong through Immigration.
Visa holders can live and study (at the specified school) in Hong Kong for the duration of the enrolled course. However, visa holders cannot join or start-up any business, nor take up any employment whether with or without pay.
Note that, the student visa will become invalid when visa holders terminated from their studies.
It is the Director of Immigration who reserves all rights to approve or to reject a Student Visa application Hong Kong, and when an application is unsuccessful, an appeal can be filed with the authorities.
Opportunity: Language Studies in Hong Kong
Chinese and English are the official languages of Hong Kong, and there is no place better to learn these languages than here.
At Boötes Services Limited, we are offering you to enrol in a range of intensive English and Chinese Programmes that are recognised by the Hong Kong Governments Education Bureau. All courses are taught by qualified language teachers who are native-speakers of the languages. Our classes are suitable for anyone, whether you are a complete beginner; or you are brushing up on your language skills; or you need assistance with your job interviews/business presentations.
Contact us for course details on our Language Programmes.