The General Employment Policy (GEP) is the most common type of work visa in Hong Kong. It is issued for a specific period to employees with a confirmed job with a Hong Kong company willing to sponsor their application.

Other types of work permits include:

  • Technology Talent Admission Scheme: Issued to professionals who specialize in certain technology sectors.

  • Training: Open to individuals who are looking for specific specialized training, this visa is issued for up one year.

  • Admission Scheme for Talent, Professional and Entrepreneurs:  The program has 1,000 slots for IT, financial, legal, and creative individuals who do not have an existing job offer but want to live and work in Hong Kong.

  • Supplementary Labour Scheme: Open to employees to work at the technician level and below for companies in Hong Kong unable to find qualified employees within the country.

  • Working Holiday Scheme: Open to applicants between 18 to 30 years of age with citizenship in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, this quota-based option allows for short-term employment.

  • APEC Business Travel Card:  This option is open to individuals with passports from countries that are members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation region (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam) who need to travel frequently on short-term visits within APEC region to fulfill business commitments. Cardholders enjoy streamlined immigration clearance at the control points of participating economies.

Meltzer Hellrung’s services include:

  • Full assessment of the applicant under existing visa laws and regulations

  • Assistance at each step of the process: visa application, work authorization, residence permit, extensions, renewals, etc.

  • 24/7 access to our case management system to track real-time status of applications and monitor upcoming expiration dates or other requirements

  • Document procurement for legalization, attestation, police clearance certification, proof of birth/marriage/citizenship, etc.

  • Accompaniment and assistance upon arrival in Hong Kong

Contact is to learn more about how we can help streamline the visa and immigration process.