Timson Immigration
Hong Kong Top Talent Pass Scheme
The Top Talent Pass Scheme seeks to attract top talents with rich work experience and good academic qualifications from all over the world to explore opportunities in Hong Kong. These top talents include high-income talents and graduates from the world’s top universities. Persons who wish to apply to enter the HKSAR under the Top Talent Pass Scheme are not required to have secured an offer of employment in the HKSAR upon application. They may be granted 24 months’ stay on time limitation only without other conditions of stay provided that normal immigration requirements are met.
 
The Top Talent Pass Scheme does not apply to nationals of Afghanistan, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Nepal and Vietnam.
 
Eligibility requirements
1. Persons with annual income reaching HK$2.5 million or above, or its equivalent in foreign currency, in the year immediately preceding the date of application; or
 
2. Degree graduates of the world’s top 100 universities with at least three years of work experience over the past five years immediately preceding the date of application; or
 
3. Degree graduates of the world’s top 100 universities in the past five years immediately preceding the date of application with less than three years of work experience, subject to an annual quota which is to be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis
 
4. There is no security objection and no known record of serious crime in respect of the applicant.
 
Required documents and procedures
The documents required for the application include:
 
(1) The applicant’s recent photograph;
(2) The applicant's valid travel document;
(3) The applicant's Hong Kong identity card (if any);
(4) Official transcript of academic records, graduation certificates or supporting letters from degree awarding institutions [if applicable];
(5) Documentary proof of the applicant’s work experience [if applicable];
(6) Documentary proof of the applicant having annual income of HK$2.5 million or above (or equivalent in foreign currency) in the year immediately preceding the application [if applicable];
(7) Letter of consent from the applicant’s present working unit or relevant Mainland authorities [applicable to Mainland residents only];
(8) Proof of the applicant's overseas residence [for overseas Chinese holding PRC passports only];
(9) If all the documents are complete and the applicant meets the application qualification requirements, the Immigration Department will generally take four weeks to process after receiving all the required documents [Only applicable to Chinese citizens who hold a passport of the People's Republic of China and live overseas] .
 
 
 
Note: This document is for reference only, all terms are subject to written contract.