Mainland talents cannot automatically move to Hong Kong and work. Undoubtedly, a working visa is required. Hence, the Immigration Department of Hong Kong SAR launched a programme called Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP). The objective of the ASMTP is to attract qualified Mainland talents and professionals to work in Hong Kong. In order to meet local manpower needs and enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness in the globalised market. Equally, the potential applicant must possess special skills and knowledge or experience which are not readily available or in shortage locally. Admitted applicants must have ability to contribute and facilitate the economic growth in Hong Kong.
The Immigration Department will issue a self-adhesive entry permit label to the successful applicant through the employing company. The successful applicant should then apply for an Exit-entry Permit (EEP)and a relevant exit endorsement from his/her household registration in the Public Security Bureau office. The visa label should affixed on a blank endorsement page of the applicant’s EEP. Then the applicant should present the EEP for immigration examination upon arrival in Hong Kong. In case the applicant’s EEP bearing the relevant exit endorsement is an electronic EEP. Then the applicant should present together with the entry permit label issued to him/her for immigration arrival clearance.
It normally takes 4 weeks to process entry permit application for employment under ASMTP upon receipt of all the required documents.
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