Residence permit in Hong Kong for entrepreneurs

Obtaining the right to live and work in Hong Kong on the basis of a visa for entrepreneurs opens up wide opportunities for the international development of your business.

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7 stages of obtaining a residence permit (business visa) in Hong Kong
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Consultation on the list of documents
Consultation on the list of documents
Consultation on the list of documents
Consultation on the list of documents
Assistance in filling out the application for the Applicant, Sponsor and family members
Assistance in filling out the application for the Applicant, Sponsor and family members
Assistance in filling out the application for the Applicant, Sponsor and family members
Assistance in filling out the application for the Applicant, Sponsor and family members
Verification of prepared documents
Verification of prepared documents
Verification of prepared documents
Verification of prepared documents
Support of the process before the application is accepted
Support of the process before the application is accepted
Support of the process before the application is accepted
Support of the process before the application is accepted
Our company acts as a sponsor
Our company acts as a sponsor
Our company acts as a sponsor
Our company acts as a sponsor
Checking the business plan and recommendations for revision
Checking the business plan and recommendations for revision
Checking the business plan and recommendations for revision
Checking the business plan and recommendations for revision
Preparation of a business plan based on customer data
Preparation of a business plan based on customer data
Preparation of a business plan based on customer data
Preparation of a business plan based on customer data
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Basic conditions for obtaining a residence permit in Hong Kong

Application for a residence permit (visa) for entrepreneurs, it can be submitted if the following conditions are met:

The applicant is the founder of a business in Hong Kong

There is no doubt about the applicant’s criminal past

The applicant has a good education, proven professional abilities and/or relevant experience and achievements, documented

The applicant’s business can make a significant contribution to the development of the Hong Kong economy

Any business in Hong Kong can apply – a business that has been working for many years or a startup.

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Required documents from the Applicant for a residence permit/business visa

Completed form ID999A. (Active form, a PDF file will be uploaded here).

A recent photo of the applicant (attached to the form ID 999A).

A valid ID card, including pages about the countries visited.

Copies of diplomas, as well as documents on professional activity as proof of relevant education and experience.

Documents on the Applicant’s financial situation (bank statements) to demonstrate that the Applicant has sufficient financial resources to maintain and develop a business in Hong Kong.

The applicant must provide documentary evidence of the amount of investments in Hong Kong. The Immigration Department will consider whether the amount of investment is able to support the business. The number of jobs created locally.

An employment contract with a company in Hong Kong, a decision on appointment to a position.

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Required documents from a company in Hong Kong

Company documents: business registration certificate, valid business registration certificate, forms NNC1, NAR1.

Licenses, certificates for doing business in Hong Kong.

An employment contract between you and the Applicant (indicating your position, salary and other benefits).

The latest audited financial statements (balance sheet, profit and loss statement, income tax declaration).

A business plan that contains detailed information about the proposed commercial activity, the amount of investment, job creation, opening of an office/showroom/warehouse with a planning horizon of 2 years (including income statement, cash flow statement and balance sheet). If necessary, the Immigration Department will seek advice from a government agency or a professional organization to evaluate the business plan and contribution to the economy of Hong Kong.

Evidence of the company’s business activities, such as copies of contracts, invoices, or proof of planned transactions;

Presentation documents with detailed information about the company, such as commercial activities, operating hours, company history, product range, sales markets, membership in the Chamber of Commerce (if any), etc. (supported by catalogs, brochures, etc.).

If the applicant conducts the relevant business abroad or has joined a business in Hong Kong, he/she must provide a profit and loss statement and a balance sheet showing the business turnover and profit for the previous year.

Lease agreements for office space/warehouse/retail or industrial space.

Confirmation of hiring local employees (for example, payment to the Mandatory Provident Fund).

The organizational structure of the business, the required number of employees and positions based on the nature and scale of the business. The number and level of jobs actually created.

Introduction of new technologies or skills (if applicable). The applicant must explain how the new technology can affect the Hong Kong economy, as well as the patent.

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Required documents from the sponsor

To apply for a residence permit, the applicant must appoint a local sponsor. The sponsor can be an individual or a legal entity.

If the sponsor is an individual, then he must meet the criteria:

  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be a resident of Hong Kong; and
  • be familiar with the applicant.

And also, provide documents:

  • Copy of HK ID
  • A copy of the passport of a Hong Kong citizen.
  • Completed form Form ID 999B

If the sponsor is a legal entity in Hong Kong:

  • Filled in Form ID 999B (active link, PDF file will be uploaded)
  • Certificate of business registration
  • Audited financial statements and income tax return
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List of documents required from family members

Section “B” of form ID999A (active link, PDF file will be uploaded).

Recent photos of dependents (should be attached to the ID999A form).

Valid identity cards of dependents (with personal data, date of issue, expiration date and/or information about any existing re-visa);

Evidence of the applicant’s relationship with dependents, i.e. marriage certificate, birth certificate.

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Frequently asked questions
What is the deadline for obtaining a residence permit in Hong Kong?

The Hong Kong Immigration Department gives 4 weeks to process the submitted application and all attached documents. If the documents are prepared to the proper extent, the application will not be accepted.

For how long is a residence permit issued in Hong Kong?

For 1 year with the right to extend.

What do I need to extend my residence permit?

To extend an investment visa in Hong Kong, the applicant must apply for an extension of the ID 91 visa form at least 4 weeks before the expiration of the visa. After the application is submitted, the renewal process takes from 4 to 6 weeks.

Is it possible to obtain permanent residence status (permanent residence in Hong Kong)?

After seven years in the status of a temporary residence permit, you can apply for permanent residence in Hong Kong.

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