There are four most prevalent types of working visas in Hong Kong: Employment Visa, Investment as Entrepreneurs Visa, Dependant Visa, and Training Visa.
Employment Visa: Employment visas are necessary if a foreign national works in a firm registered in Hong Kong. The applicants are already required to have employment in Hong Kong that has been provided to them, which cannot be filled by someone quickly from the local labour market.
Investment Visa: An application for an Investment Visa can be made by business people who want to create a company in Hong Kong or join an existing company. The applicants need to be the proprietors of a company they want to run out of Hong Kong and demonstrate an intention to reside there permanently. The candidates are expected to meet the general criteria of having their businesses registered in Hong Kong and possessing a comprehensive business plan for their respective enterprises. The company needs to provide a significant and long-lasting contribution to the economy of Hong Kong.
Dependent Visa: A sponsor who is a Hong Kong permanent resident or resident who is not subject to a limit of stay, who has been admitted into Hong Kong to take up employment or study, or who is permitted to remain in Hong Kong as a capital investment entrant, may bring along their spouse and any unmarried dependent children under the age of 18 for residence in Hong Kong. This only applies to sponsors who meet all of the criteria mentioned above. During living in Hong Kong, the spouse who was granted a Dependent visa is permitted to engage in gainful employment there.
Training Visa: The training visa is intended for trainees who will be training in a respectable business in Hong Kong that can also deliver the suggested training. The training needs to demonstrate that they are exceptional programs that provide skills and information that are not readily available in the applicant’s native country.