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Hong Kong Work Visa Application

Update Date:2015-11-18 17:30:56 Source:Tannet (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Views:354

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To establish Hong Kong as an international metropolis, Hong Kong Government announced various policies and programs to introduce professional talents and workers. If someone from outside Hong Kong who has already obtained degrees or high qualification, the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG) scheme is the good scheme for them to get a Hong Kong working visa.


Introduction of Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)

Non-local graduates here refer to persons from outside of Hong Kong who has obtained degrees or higher qualifications in full-time and locally accredited programmed in Hong Kong.


Eligibility Criteria for Hong Kong Work Permit Application

a. Non-Local Graduates who submit applications within six months after the date of their graduation are classified as “fresh graduates”.

b. Non-Local Graduates who submit applications beyond six months of the date of their graduation are classified as “returning graduates”.

c. Non-Local Fresh Graduates are not required to secure an offer of employment upon applications, provided that normal immigration requirements are met.

d. Returning Non-Local Graduates are required to secure an offer of employment upon applications.


Limitation of Stay in Hong Kong 

Successful applicants will normally be permitted to remain in Hong Kong on a time limitation on 2-2-3 years pattern which mean that applicant can successfully get two years’ visa for the first time and renewed by two years, later three years accordingly. Applicants shall apply for extension of stay to continue to work in Hong Kong within 4 weeks before their visa expires, persons who have legally resided in Hong Kong for 7 years or above may apply for permanent rights of abode.


Change of Work Employment

Persons who have been admitted to work in Hong Kong under the IANG may apply for change of employment after get approval from authority. The applicant shall continue to fulfill the aforesaid “eligibility criteria” and is employed in a job relevant to his/her qualification and expertise in order to continues stay at Hong Kong.


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