Online application for Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)

Who can Use this Service

You can use the online service to submit your application for IANG if you fall into the following categories.

(1)

Non-local students Note 1 who have obtained an undergraduate or higher qualification in a full-time and Locally-accredited programme in the HKSAR (hereinafter “Non-local graduates”)

Note 1: Non-local students refer to persons entering the HKSAR for the purpose of education with a student visa / entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration.

 

(A) Non-local fresh graduates (submission of applications within 6 months after the date of their graduation (i.e. the date shown on their graduation certificates))

 

(B) Returning Non-local graduates (Submission of applications beyond six months of the date of their graduation (i.e. the date shown on their graduation certificates))

(2)

Interim extension of stay on student status to await graduation result

 

If you are applying for interim extension of stay on student status to await graduation result, 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 more than 4 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;

 

Documents to be Submitted Online

Forms and Documents to be submitted by the Applicant of IANG. Documents marked with  * are mandatory.

Documents IANG Applicants Maximum no. of files for upload
Fresh graduates Returning graduates
  • *Application for Entry for Employment as Professionals in Hong Kong (ID990A)
4
  • *Application for Employing Professionals in Hong Kong (ID990B) [filled in by the employers of the retuning non-local graduates]
  3
  • Letter of Consent from the applicant’s present working unit or relevant Mainland authorities (page 8 of ID990A) [for Mainland residents only]
1
  • Applicant’s Hong Kong identity card
1
  • *Applicant’s valid travel document containing personal particulars, date of issue, date of expiry and/or details of any re-entry visa held
5
  • *Transcript of academic records, graduation certificate or supporting letter from the degree awarding institution showing applicant’s attainment of undergraduate or higher qualification in a full-time and locally-accredited programme in the HKSAR
5
  • *Company’s employment contract with or letter of appointment to the applicant containing information about post, salary, other fringe benefits and employment period
  5
  • Other supporting documents,such as:
    • Applicant’s Macao identity card [for Macao SAR residents only]
    • Applicant’s household registration in Taiwan and Taiwan identity card [for Taiwan resident’s only]
    • Proof of the applicant’s overseas residence, such as copy of 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

 

Forms and documents to be submitted by each accompanying dependant of an applicant under IANG. Documents marked with  * are mandatory.

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
5
  • *Application for Entry for Employment as Professionals in Hong Kong (ID990A) (with Part B duly completed by the dependant)
5
  • *Declaration of Sponsor (to be completed by the sponsor) (ID 481A) [for extension of stay only]
1
  • Declaration of Dependant Applicant (to be completed by the applicant) (ID 481B) [for extension of stay only]
1
  • *Evidence of the applicant’s relationship with the dependant
5
  • Other supporting documents
5

 

Forms and Documents to be submitted by the Applicant of interim extension of stay on student status. Documents marked with  * are mandatory.

Dependant Status

Documents Maximum no. of files for upload
  • *Form ID91: Application for an Extension of Stay (first 3 pages only)
3
  • *Applicant’s Hong Kong identity card
1
  • *Applicant’s valid travel document containing personal particulars, date of issue, date of expiry and/or details of any re-entry visa held
5
  • Other supporting documents
5

You can download the appropriate forms through the following links.

Form ID91: Application for an Extension of StayForm ID481A: Declaration of SponsorForm ID481B: Declaration of Dependant ApplicantForm ID990A:Application for Entry for Employment as Professionals in Hong KongForm ID990B:Application for Employing Professionals in Hong Kong

Please note that all application forms must be signed by the applicant, dependant and/or employer 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)

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 application form and supplementary documents, you can access the online service through the following link.

Online application for Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)

You will then need to enter the following information:

  • the application reference number of your latest student visa, entry permit or extension of stay as student application;
  • your date of birth;
  • your current limit of stay;
  • your immigration status; 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.

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 four. The system will guide you through the steps of providing the personal information of each applicant, and uploading the application forms and 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 applied for IANG 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 [email protected]

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

FAQs about online application for Immigration Arrangements for Non-Local Graduates (IANG)
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Last review date: June 2020