Online Application for Extension of Stay (for Foreign Domestic Helpers)

Who can Use this Service

You can use this online service if you are a foreign domestic helper who wants to apply for an extension of stay with the same employer for contract renewal or completion of the remainder period of the current contract.

However, you are not eligible to use the service if:

(1)

you are not physically present in Hong Kong at the time of submission;

(2)

you will not be physically present in Hong Kong at the time of collection of your extension of stay label;

(3)

you intend to collect the approved extension of stay label at the Immigration Branch Offices;

(4)

you are on visitor status;

(5)

your remaining limit of stay is less than 10 days or more than 8 weeks;

(6)

your limit of stay has expired;

(7)

your travel document will expire in 3 months;

(8)

you need to depart Hong Kong and will not return before the expiry of your limit of stay;

(9)

your circumstances have changed since entry or last extension of stay (for example change of employer);

(10)

you have been notified that your next extension of stay will be subject to review; or

(11)

you apply for extension of current contract for one month under mutual agreement.

 

Documents to be Submitted Online

The documents you need to submit with your online application will depend on the type of application you are applying for.  Documents marked with * are mandatory.

Contract Renewal

Documents Maximum no. of files for upload
  • *Form ID988A - Visa/Extension of Stay Application Form for Domestic Helper from Abroad (first 4 pages only)
4
  • *Form ID988B - Application for Employment of Domestic Helper from Abroad (first 4 pages only)
4
  • *Form ID407 - Employment Contract for a Domestic Helper Recruited from Outside Hong Kong (New)
4
  • Form ID934A - Application for Special Permission for Performance of Motor Driving Duties by Foreign Domestic Helpers (first 2 pages only)
2
  • *Copy of the helper's travel document including the pages showing his/her personal particulars, photo, passport validity, latest visa label and the latest landing endorsement/landing slip
3
  • Copy of the valid registration license of the vehicle (if motor driving duties are required)
2
  • Copy of the valid Hong Kong driving license of the helper (if motor driving duties are required)
1
  • Other supporting documents [for example: proof of employer’s financial position and residential address (if there is change in the information since the last employment contract)]
8

 

Complete the Remainder Period of the Current Contract

Documents Maximum no. of files for upload
  • *Form ID988A - Visa/Extension of Stay Application Form for Domestic Helper from Abroad (first 4 pages only)
4
  • *Copy of the helper's travel document including the pages showing his/her personal particulars, photo, passport validity, latest visa label and the latest landing endorsement/landing slip
3
  • *Employer's supporting letter to confirm continuous employment
2
  • Other supporting documents [for example: proof of employer’s financial position and residential address (if there is change in the information since the last employment contract)]
8

You can download the appropriate forms through the following links.

Form ID988A - Visa/Extension of Stay Application Form for Domestic Helper from AbroadForm ID988B - Application for Employment of Domestic Helper from AbroadForm ID407 - Employment Contract for a Domestic Helper Recruited from Outside Hong Kong (for reference only)Form ID934A - Application for Special Permission for Performance of Motor Driving Duties by Foreign Domestic Helpers

Please note that all application forms must be signed by the applicant and/or the sponsor as appropriate.

File Formats

Before uploading the required documents you will need to scan them in one of the following formats:

Image type: JPG or TIF (CCITT-G4)
Image resolution: 200dpi or above
File size: 1Mbytes or below for each file
Colour depth:  Grayscale (for documents without photos)
                         Colour (for documents with photos)

How to Start

Once you have prepared your application forms and supplementary documents, you can access the online service through the following link.

Online application for extension of stay

You will then need to enter the following information:

  • the application reference number of your latest visa, entry permit or extension of stay application;
  • your date of birth;
  • your current limit of stay; and
  • the expiry date of your travel document
More information on application reference numberMore information on current limit of stay

Please ensure that the information you provide is correct. Incorrect information may render your submission invalid.

Supplementary Document Submission

If you have applied for an extension of stay online through GovHK and received a notification letter from the Immigration Department asking you to provide supplementary documents, you can use the online submission service. The following link will take you to further information on how to submit your supplementary documents online.

Online supplementary document submission

Assistance and Further Information

If you need technical assistance in using the online service, you can call the Immigration e-Services Hotline at (852) 3128 8668 between 7 am and 11 pm daily.

For general enquiries, please call (852) 2824 6111, send a fax to (852) 2877 7711 or send an email to enquiry@immd.gov.hk.

Further information on the online booking service is available in a set of helpful frequently asked questions (FAQs).

FAQs about online application for extension of stay
Last review date: March 2015