The Hong Kong Immigration Department announced on May 4, 2015, the introduction of various enhancement measures to Hong Kong’s visa policy. These new measures – which in large part apply to the General Employment Policy (GEP), the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP), and the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS) – should make it easier for employers to attract and recruit top talent to Hong Kong.
Following the 2015 Policy Address by Leung Chun-ying on 14 January 2015, the Hong Kong Immigration Department announced on 4 May 2015, the introduction of various enhancement measures to Hong Kong’s visa policy.1
The government is looking at ways to recruit talented professionals outside Hong Kong, particularly individuals with excellent educational background or valuable international work experience. These new measures – which apply to the General Employment Policy (GEP), the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP), and the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS) – should make it easier for employers to attract and recruit top talent to Hong Kong.
Immigration and global mobility professionals, as well as employers, should be aware of the new rules.
The enhancements to Hong Kong’s visa policy include:
For the in-depth article, see “Updates to Hong Kong Immigration Policy” (Issue 1, May 2015), a publication of the KPMG International member firm in Hong Kong.
1 For additional information, see: http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/useful_information/admission-schemes-talents-professionals-entrepreneurs.html.
For further information or assistance, please contact your local GMS or People Services professional or one of the following immigration professionals with the KPMG International member firm in Hong Kong:
Tel. +852 2978 8941
Tel. +852 2978 8942
Tel. +852 2978 8274
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