Hong Kong: Electronic Platform for Skilled Workers

January 6, 2023 Jessie Butchley

Key Points   

  • Hong Kong launched an online platform for foreign nationals to gain insight into eligibility requirements and measures to apply for work permissions  


The authorities of Hong Kong launched an electronic services platform that will allow highly skilled workers across the world to obtain information on various talent admission schemes and submit applications more easily.  

Through the platform, users will be able to use the tool to obtain information on eligibility. From there, applicants will be permitted to immediately proceed to the Immigration Department’s e-Visa platform to submit an application online. The visa can also be collected online once approved.  

What are the Changes?   

The authorities of Hong Kong introduced a new online platform for predicting eligibility for work permit schemes in Hong Kong. According to the update, Hong Kong aims to attract talent from all over the world more proactively. The authorities of Hong Kong plan to admit at least 35,000 foreign nationals under various talent admission schemes over the next two years.  

Looking Ahead   

Continue to check the authorities of Hong Kong’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.   

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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