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Hong Kong General Employment Policy

Overview

The General Employment Policy (the GEP) sets out the entry arrangement for persons who wish to enter/stay in the Hong Kong for employment as professionals. Applicants who possess special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in the HKSAR may apply to come to work under the GEP, which is quota-free and non-sector specific.

Eligibility Criteria

     An application for a visa/ entry permit to take up employment under the GEP may be favorably considered if:

there is no security objection and no known record of serious crime in respect of the applicant;

the applicant has a good education background, normally a first degree in the relevant field, but in special circumstances, good technical qualifications, proven professional abilities and/or relevant experience and achievements supported by documentary evidence may also be accepted;

there is a genuine job vacancy;

the applicant has a confirmed offer of employment and is employed in a job relevant to his academic qualifications or work experience that cannot be readily taken up by the local work force; and

the remuneration package including income, accommodation, medical and other fringe benefits is broadly commensurate with the prevailing market level for professionals in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

Procedures

Free assessment & consultation

Service agreement signing

Documentation submission

File number received

Selection exercise

Approval in principle

Interview in Hong Kong

Issue of visa/entry permit

Advantages of the Scheme

Obtaining Hong Kong residency with no cost

Simple requirement and fast process within 1-3 months

No requirement for investment, business

A melting pot of Eastern and Western cultures with diversity in lifestyle

An international city with the home to some of the world’s top 50 universities, including those ranked top ten in Asia

The perfect gateway to career prospects in which many overseas companies have based their Asia-Pacific operation

One of the major financial and business centers of the world, providing privacy and confidentiality for bank account holders and corporations

Territorial principle of taxation: taxes are not levied on the income originated from outside of Hong Kong

An excellent tax regime with no capital gains taxes, no withholding taxes on interest and dividends, no sales taxes, no VAT, no annual net worth taxes, no accumulated earnings taxes on companies, no collection of social security benefit

No exchange control

Holders of the Hong Kong passport enjoy visa free travel to over 150 countries, including the UK, Canada, Singapore and the countries of the Schengen area

Why Globevisa Group

Industry leader with 30% market share testified by hundreds of clients

Expertise in documentation preparation with a guarantee of over 90% success rate, better than average

One of the first international firms to set foot in the Scheme with over 10 years’ expertise and get the first successful case

Professional guidance on the application procedure and support throughout the process

Seamless service from home to target country available on request for clients, suck as banking service, tax planning, etc.

Value-added activities for our clients are held regularly in Hong Kong, such as suggestions and support from professionals on child's education, on a better investment portfolio, etc.

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