Hong Kong – Pre-Arrival Registration Required for Indian Nationals

Posted on August 28, 2017

Effective January 23, 2017, Indian nationals intending to visit Hong Kong visa-free for up to 14 days must now apply for and obtain pre-arrival registration before travelling. Previously, this registration procedure was not required. What is Pre-Arrival Registration? Indian nationals… Read more »

Hong Kong – Indian Nationals Subject to Pre-Arrival Registration

Posted on December 16, 2016

Hong Kong has will be requiring Indian nationals to successfully complete an online pre-arrival registration before travelling to Hong Kong beginning January 23, 2017.  Currently, Indian nationals are visa exempt for up to 14 days, however, after January 23, will… Read more »

Hong Kong – Offices Closed for Mid-Autumn Festival

Posted on September 9, 2016

On September 16, all government and non-government offices in Hong Kong will close in observance of the Mid-Autumn Festival, in recognition the autumn harvests. All applicants and employers seeking work permits and other services should expect delays during this time… Read more »

Hong Kong – Verification of Labor Search Required

Posted on July 29, 2016

A government audit was performed of the Hong Kong Immigration Department and a recommendation of strengthening the verification process of whether employers are performing a labor market search was included. Work permits in the General Employment Policy and Admission Scheme… Read more »

Hong Kong – Stricter Rules for Employment Visas

Posted on June 24, 2016

The Honk Kong immigration department is enforcing stricter rules on employment visas in the General Employment Policy and Admission Scheme for Mainland Talent Professionals categories.  They are now requiring employers to advertise the job position for an additional 4 weeks,… Read more »

Hong Kong – Stricter adjudication standards implemented

Posted on May 13, 2016

The Hong Kong Immigration Department (HKID) has agreed to implement stricter regulations as recommended by the Audit Commission. Effects of these new standards are expected to impact applications in the General Employment Policy, Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals,… Read more »

HONG KONG – Upcoming “Enhancement Measures” to Include Extended Duration of Stay for Employment Permits, and Extra Benefits for Top Tier Entrants

Posted on February 27, 2015

The Immigration Department of Hong Kong has announced a series of “enhancement measures” to be launched sometime in the second quarter of 2015, with the aim of attracting more high-quality foreign professionals and entrepreneurs to Hong Kong. Among other changes,… Read more »

HONG KONG – Entry Stamps Replaced by Landing Slips for Non-Permanent Residents

Posted on January 6, 2014

The Hong Kong Immigration Department has announced that, effective December 2013, non-permanent residents will be issued landing slips on arrival in Hong Kong rather than having the visas in their passports stamped. Landing Slips Landing slips are small pieces of… Read more »