Chinese residents of the Mainland China who wish to enter or stay in Hong Kong for employment of training can apply for a Work Permit/Training Visa under the Admission Scheme For Mainland Talents & Professionals (ASMTP).
Note that this scheme does not apply to Chinese residents of the Mainland of China who graduated with an undergraduate degree/higher qualifications from a Hong Kong locally-accredited full-time program.
To be eligible, applicants for Work Permit under ASMTP should not have any past records of serious offenses/crimes or security objections. The applicant must have proof that he/she is educationally qualified for his/her profession with certain skills, knowledge and/or experience that are not easily found in the Hong Kong job market. The applicant must also have a valid employment agreement/contract clearly stating the information about the job title, job description, remuneration and contract period.
Required Forms & Documents for Employment Visa under the Admission Scheme For Mainland Talents & Professionals (ASMTP)
Applicants to provide:
Sponsors to provide:
* Note that the Immigration Department may request for additional supporting documents and information from the applicants and/or the employers when applications are being assessed.
An Approved Employment Visa Under the ASMTP
Whether the submitted application will be approved, it is determined by the applicant’s qualifications and/or work experiences, also his/her employing company. All submitted applications will be evaluated by the Immigration Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The validity period of an approved Visa is usually for one year, which may be extended/renewed.
Once the application has been approved, the applicant will be issued the “Entry Permit” label which must be collected in person from the Immigration Department by an authorised agent who is a Hong Kong Identity card holder. The valid “Entry Permit” label is required to be affixed on a blank page of the applicant’s passport. The standard processing time for a Hong Kong Employment Visa application under the ASMTP takes 4 to 6 weeks by the Immigration Department.
Prior to entering into Hong Kong, successful applicants must
also apply for 2 additional travelling documents:
an Exit-entry Permit for travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau (EEP), and;
a relevant exit endorsement from the Public Security Bureau offer where his/her household registration is kept
The entry permit label should be affixed onto a blank page of he applicant's EEP. Both documents should be presented for immigration arrival clearance upon his/her entry to Hong Kong.
The Director of Immigration reserves all rights to approve or to reject an Employment Visa application. In the case when an application is unsuccessful, an appeal can be filed with the authorities.
Note to both employers and employees, a new Hong Kong Employment Visa is required if there is a change of employment.
What We Will Do For You
Boötes Services Limited is a Hong Kong visa agency that offers Hong Kong visa application services for new visa applications as well as for renewals and extensions.
Our agents have many years of experience in handling Hong Kong work and training visa applications for Chinese residents from the Mainland of China. We understand the complexity of the process as visa applications under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals require to submit a lot more documentations compare to those of the other schemes.
From the early stages of case analysing to the final stages of submission and collection of approved visas/ permit, we take every steps of our clients’ cases seriously.
Each case is managed by one of our experienced agents. Time has been proven that with only one main point of contact, it makes communications easy and straightforward for our clients. Our agents are also responsible for collecting required information and documentations from the different parties, liaising with visa applicants, Hong Kong employers/ Sponsors, Education Institutions, and the Hong Kong Immigration Department. We ensure our process are time efficient and transparent.
Come talk with us if you/ your employees have partners, children and/or parents who are relocating to Hong Kong, services for applications on Hong Kong Dependent Visas are also available.