• Applicable to Chinese residents of the Mainland of China applying for entry to the HKSAR for employment under the ASMTP.
  • An application for an entry permit to take up employment under the ASMTP may be favourably considered if:
    • There is no security objection and no known record of serious crime in respect of the applicant;
    • Good education background (normally a first degree in the relevant field, but in special circumstances, good technical qualifications, proven professional abilities and/or relevant experience and achievements supported by documentary evidence may also be accepted);
    • There is a genuine job vacancy;
    • The applicant has a confirmed offer of employment and is employed in a job relevant to his academic qualifications or work experience that cannot be readily taken up by the local work force; and
    • The remuneration package is broadly commensurate with the prevailing market level for professionals in the HKSAR.

Please click on the button under “Quick Links” for documents to be submitted online and to submit an online application.

  • It normally takes 4 weeks to process an application upon receipt of all the required documents.
  • A notification of the application result will be emailed, faxed or posted (if applicable) to employers or authorised representatives by the Immigration Department (ImmD).

Please click here for application status enquiry.

  • Fee
    • The fee for an entry permit is HKD$230.
  • Payment methods
    • Upon approval of the applications, the notification of the application result issued by the ImmD will include a webpage link for payment. Payment of relevant fees could be made through the said webpage link or the GovHK website or the ImmD Mobile Application by credit cards, Payment by Phone Service (PPS) or Faster Payment System (FPS).
  • After payment, applicants could instantly download or print the “e-Visa” by themselves.
  • Successful applicant who are Chinese residents of the Mainland of China should apply for an Exit-entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao (EEP) and a relevant exit endorsement from the relevant Mainland authorities. Upon immigration arrival clearance in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the applicant holding an EEP bearing the relevant exit endorsement should also present the “e-Visa” saved on a personal mobile device or printed on a sheet of A4 white paper, and scan the encrypted QR code on the “e-Visa” with the optical reader at an immigration counter.