Online Application for Entry for Investment as Entrepreneurs in Hong Kong

Who can Use this Service

You can use this online service to submit application for entry for investment as entrepreneurs under the General Employment Policy (GEP) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

This online service is not applicable to extension of stay application from persons admitted for investment as entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. If required, you may apply via this website.

Eligibility Criteria

To find out if you are eligible to apply for entry for investment as entrepreneurs in Hong Kong, please visit this website.

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).
5
  • *Applicant’s recent photograph
1
  • Hong Kong identity card (if any)
1
  • Proof of academic qualifications and relevant work experience
5
  • Proof of the applicant’s financial standing, e.g. bank statements
5
  • The company's employment contract with or letter of appointment to the applicant containing information about post, salary, other fringe benefits and employment periods
5
  • Detailed 2-year investment plan which contains details of proposed business activities, amount of investment, creation of local job posts, setting up of an office/showroom/warehouse, etc.
10
  • Proof of company’s business activities, e.g. contracts, invoices or proof of business deals under negotiation
10
  • Proof of the company’s financial standing, e.g. latest audited financial report, trading profit and loss account, or profits tax return
10
  • 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.) [if the applicant has invested in the HKSAR]
10
  • Tenancy agreements/supporting documents on office set-up
10
  • Proof of posts created for local employees, e.g. records of monthly contributions to Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme
10
  • Business Registration Certificate and business registration particulars, e.g. Inland Revenue Department Form 1(a)/Form 1(c) [if the applicant has invested in the HKSAR]
10
  • Documents filed with the Companies Registry, e.g. Certificate of Incorporation/latest annual return/Incorporation Form (Company Limited by Shares)/Memorandum of Association/Articles of Association
10
  • Licences or certificates for the operation of the business, e.g. relevant licences for financial institutions issued by the Securities and Futures Commission
10
  • Letter indicating valid support by a government-backed programme [For applicants who wish to establish or join in a start-up business supported by a government-backed programme. Examples of government-backed programmes can be found in this website.
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]
    • Proof of the applicant’s overseas residence, such as official documents showing applicant's condition of stay and limit of stay endorsed by overseas authorities [for overseas Chinese holding People’s Republic of China passports only]
5

B. Sponsor

Documents Maximum no. of files for upload
  • *Company chop [for applications in which the sponsor is a company]
1
  • *Business Registration Certificate [for applications in which the sponsor is a company]
1
  • *Hong Kong identity card and/or travel document (pages showing personal particulars, latest condition and limit of stay/landing slip and any amendments made, such as those relating to personal particulars or document validity) and/or latest “e-Visa” (if applicable) [for non-permanent resident of the HKSAR only] [for applications in which the sponsor is an individual]
5
  • Other supporting documents
5

C. Each accompanying dependant of an applicant for entry for investment

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

Please note that in the online application process, the applicant, dependant (if applicable) and sponsor 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 investment as entrepreneurs 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 investment as entrepreneurs 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 investment as entrepreneurs in Hong Kong
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