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The Hong Kong Investment Visa is a work permit that permits foreign entrepreneurs to move to Hong Kong. There are two ways for an applicant to obtain an Investment Visa. The first is by investing in a local company, and the second is by establishing and operating their own company in Hong Kong. To be eligible for the Investment Visa, the invested local business or newly incorporated company must substantially contribute to the Hong Kong economy. The new investments in Hong Kong are expected to generate new jobs for the local job market.

Businesses are more likely to succeed if they belong to one of Hong Kong’s “pillar” industries. The “pillar” industries include commerce and logistics, tourism, financial services, professional services, transportation, exhibition, innovative technology, manufacturing, and cultural and creative industries.

Entrepreneurs may also consider investing in government-backed Start-up Businesses. Visa applicants are favored due to the rigorous vetting and selection processes common to these programs.

What We Will Do For You

HkPro Business Solutions Limited provides a One-Stop-Shop for Overseas Entrepreneurs desiring to relocate to Hong Kong on an Investment Visa.

Our consultants recognize that every company is unique. They will analyze all incoming cases and tailor a solution to each client’s requirements.

Before applying for a Hong Kong Investment Visa, Overseas Entrepreneurs must fulfill all requirements. We offer complimentary pre-application consultancy services to evaluate your situation and determine the likelihood of the success rate of your case.

When businesses begin to operate in Hong Kong, we will move on to the most crucial step of the entire procedure, which is the investment visa application procedure. ... Our consultants are committed to assisting our clients in every way, from handling all follow-ups and logistics professionally to advising on the collection of all required documents and forms to the submission of investment visa applications and the collection and delivery of the approved investment visa. Read more

Eligibility – Hong Kong
Investment Visa

To qualify for the Hong Kong Investment Visa, the applicant must meet each of the four eligibility requirements listed below:

  • The applicant must not have any records of serious offenses/crimes or security objections;
  • The applicant must demonstrate that they have at least a tertiary education (applicants with a secondary education will still be considered if they can provide relevant proof of work experience).
  • The applicant must be able to speak fluent English.
  • The applicant must demonstrate that their company’s contribution to the economy of Hong Kong will be substantial.
  • The applicant’s company has been established in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Immigration Department will require your management experience and business plan documentation to be provided. Additional information, such as evidence of your finances and initial investment, would also be required.

Processing time for a Hong Kong
Investment Visa application

The standard processing time for a Hong Kong Investment Visa application submitted to the Immigration Department is four to six weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants must provide a comprehensive business plan and evidence that the company will be able to make a significant contribution to the economy of Hong Kong. Additionally, the applicant needs to be the primary shareholder in the company.

The investment visa only applies to PRC passport holders if the applicant holds a third-country permanent residence status or has resided in a foreign country for at least one year before submitting the investment visa.

Also, applicants from the following countries would not be applicable would not be eligible for a Hong Kong investment visa:

  • Afghanistan, Cuba, Laos, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Nepal, and Vietnam;

When foreign professionals can significantly contribute to Hong Kong’s economy, they may be considered favorably for the investment visa application in Hong Kong. Actual potential contributions can be evaluated using a business plan, business turnover, financial resources, investment amount, number of local jobs created for Hong Kong residents, and the introduction of new technology or skills.

Applicants wishing to join the business community or establish a new business in Hong Kong must provide a two-year business plan when they apply for the Hong Kong investment visa. It should inform the company’s nature, market analysis, market positioning, business direction, sales goals, product marketing strategy, and other aspects of the business plan.

Additionally, the applicant must submit within the Hong Kong investment visa application a two-year projection of the income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet. This information is intended to demonstrate that the company is suited to and capable of expanding in Hong Kong and is critical for the success of the Hong Kong investment visa application.

The Hong Kong Immigration Department may consider whether the investment visa applicant’s business belongs to or complements industries where Hong Kong typically enjoys substantial advantages. These industries comprise the four traditional pillar industries: commerce and logistics, tourism, financial services, and professional and producer services. The industries may also consist of the four clusters of sectors: transportation, convention and exhibition, tourism, manufacturing, innovative technology and cultural and creative industries, and professional services.

In the event that the applicant is granted an Investment Visa, the holder of the visa will be eligible for the following benefits:

The holder of this visa is granted permission to run their enterprises in Hong Kong, provided such approval is granted by the Director of Immigration. Suppose the holders of the visa are not permanent residents of Hong Kong. In that case, the approved investment visa grants the holders the ability to re-enter Hong Kong without the need for a separate re-entry visa. Within the preceding four weeks of the initial investment visa’s expiration date, an investment visa application for an extension of stay may be submitted. In accordance with the laws of Hong Kong, visa holders who have been living in the territory for at least seven years are eligible to submit an investment visa application for the right of residence.

Our immigration advisors are dedicated to guiding you throughout the entire process of applying for an investment visa. First and foremost, before you begin the process of applying for an investment visa, we will give visa consultation services to examine your circumstances and determine the probability that your investment visa application will be accepted. This consultation service is provided at no additional cost. It enables us to determine the likelihood of your case being successful. After that, we will make a document checklist that is specific to your case and completely unique to it. Following the collection of the essential papers, we will assist the applicant in completing the appropriate immigration paperwork to the best of her ability. Afterward, we will send the required documentation to the Immigration Department for processing. To facilitate the application process for investment visas, document templates and other forms of application documentation should be made available. After the investment visa application has been sent in, we will carefully monitor the situation and inform the applicant of any developments.