Online Application for Entry for Employment as Professionals in Hong Kong

Who can Use this Service

You can use this online service to submit application for entry for employment as professionals under the General Employment Policy (GEP) or Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

This online service is not applicable to extension of stay application from persons admitted for employment under the GEP or ASMTP. If required, you may apply via this website.

Eligibility Criteria

To find out if you are eligible to apply for entry for employment as professionals under the GEP or ASMTP in Hong Kong, please click the following links.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria of GEPLearn more about the eligibility criteria of ASMTP

Documents to be Submitted Online

Documents marked with * are mandatory.

A. Applicant

Documents Maximum no. of files for upload
  • *Applicant's valid travel document containing personal particulars, date of issue, date of expiry and/or details of any re-entry visa held (if applicable). For an applicant who is currently staying in the HKSAR, his/her valid travel document page containing the latest arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR and the latest issued “e-Visa” (if applicable). A Chinese resident of the Mainland who has not been issued with a travel document may submit his/her People's Republic of China resident identity card.
5
  • *Applicant’s recent photograph
1
  • Hong Kong identity card (if any)
1
  • Proof of academic qualifications and relevant work experience@
5
  • Letter of consent from the applicant’s present working unit or relevant Mainland authorities (page 10 of ID990A) [For Mainland residents only]
1
  • Other supporting documents, such as:
    • Macao identity card [for Macao SAR residents only]
    • Household registration in Taiwan and Taiwan identity card [for Taiwan residents only]
    • Proof of the applicant’s overseas residence, such as official documents showing the applicant’s conditions of stay and limit of stay endorsed by overseas authorities [for overseas Chinese holding PRC passports only]
5

B. Employing Company

Documents Maximum no. of files for upload
  • *Company’s employment contract with or letter of appointment to the applicant containing information about post, salary, other fringe benefits and employment period
5
  • *Company chop
1
  • *Business Registration Certificate@
1
  • *Proof of financial standing (e.g. latest audited financial report, trading profit and loss account, or profit tax return)@
5
  • *Documents with details of company background such as business activities, mode of operation, background/connection of company, product ranges, sources and markets, membership of chamber of commerce (if any), etc. (supported with catalogues, brochures, etc.)@
5
  • *Detailed business plan (e.g. information on source of funds, estimated capital injection, nature/mode of business activities, expected turnover, sales volume, gross and net profit in the coming years, and proposed creation of local job posts, etc.) [for companies newly set up within 12 months only]@
5
  • Other supporting documents
5

C. Each accompanying dependant of an applicant under GEP or ASMTP

Documents Maximum no. of files for upload
  • *Dependant's valid travel document containing personal particulars, date of issue, date of expiry and/or details of any re-entry visa held (if applicable). For a dependant who is currently staying in the HKSAR, his/her valid travel document page containing the latest arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR and the latest issued “e-Visa” (if applicable). A Chinese resident of the Mainland who has not been issued with a travel document may submit his/her People's Republic of China resident identity card.
5
  • *Dependant’s recent photograph
1
  • *Evidence of the applicant’s relationship with the dependant, e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificate, family photographs, family letters (with envelopes), census record book and Privilege Card for Single child (if applicable)
5
  • Other supporting documents, such as:
    • Macao identity card [for Macao SAR residents only]
    • Household registration in Taiwan and Taiwan identity card [for Taiwan residents only]
5

You can download the appropriate form through the following link.

Letter of consent from the applicant’s present working unit or relevant Mainland authorities (page 10 of ID990A)

@Submission of the documents is not required if the applicant or the employing company fulfills the facilitation measure(s) under the GEP and ASMTP. For details of the facilitation measures, please visit this website.

Please note that in the online application process, the applicant, dependant (if applicable) and authorised person of the employing company will be required to fill in an online application form and sign to confirm that all information given in the online application form is correct, complete and true. If the dependant is under the age of 16 (child dependant), the online application form must be signed by his/her parent or legal guardian.

 

File Formats

Before uploading the required documents you will need to scan them in one of the following formats:
File type: JPEG, PDF, GIF, PNG or TIF (RAW, LZW, JPEG, CCITT-G4)
File size: 5Mbytes 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 supplementary documents, you can access the online service through the following link.

Online application for Entry for Employment as Professionals in Hong Kong

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

Group Submission

If your accompanying dependants are also applying for the visa/entry permit, you can submit their applications with yours as a group. The maximum number of applications that can be submitted in each group is nine. The system will guide you through the steps of providing the personal information of each applicant, and uploading the documents required. If you cannot obtain the online submission acknowledgment at the end of the process, you will have to re-submit the applications.

Supplementary Document Submission

If you have submitted an entry application for employment under the GEP or ASMTP 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 during office hours (from 8:45 am to 5:15 pm, Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday, except public holidays), send a fax to (852) 2877 7711 or send an email to enquiry@immd.gov.hk.

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

FAQs about online application for entry for employment as professionals in Hong Kong
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