Online Application for Extension of Stay (for Foreign Domestic Helpers Who Apply for Deferral of Home Leave of Current Contract with Same Employer [Special Arrangement under the COVID-19 Epidemic Situation])

After you have read the following instructions and have your application documents ready, you can access the online service by clicking the following link.

Online application for deferral of home leave (special arrangement under the COVID-19 epidemic situation)

Application tips

Before using this online application service, please save the supporting documents required as files in JPEG, PDF, GIF, PNG or TIF format for a faster application process.

Who can Use this Service

You can use this online service if you are a foreign domestic helper who wants to apply for deferral of home leave (special arrangement under the COVID-19 epidemic situation).

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 “e-Visa”;

(3)

you are on visitor status;

(4)

you intend to submit a contract renewal application and your remaining limit of stay is more than 8 weeks;

(5)

your limit of stay has expired;

(6)

your travel document will expire in 3 months;

(7)

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

(8)

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

(9)

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

(10)

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

Documents to be Submitted Online

Documents Maximum no. of files for upload Download Form
  • Undertaking of Employer (New requirement for FDH visa application during the epidemic situation)
2 Download Form
  • 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, and/or latest “e-Visa” (if applicable)
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  

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)

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 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 booking service is available in a set of helpful frequently asked questions (FAQs).

FAQs about online application for extension of stay
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Last revision date: May 2022