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http://www.hongkongvisahandbook.com - this is the factsheet on the Hong Kong Admission of Mainland Talents Visa as found in the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. On the Hong Kong Visa Handbook website you will discover every possible resource required to effectively finish a Hong Kong visa application at the Hong Kong Immigration Department
Hong Kong seeks to attract qualified mainland talents in order to keep Hong Kong competitive in a globalized market and to meet local manpower needs. The admission of mainland talents program sets up an immigration mechanism for Chinese residents of the mainland separate from, but aligned to, the employment visa process which applies to other foreign nationals.
So, the principal objective of the scheme is to enhance Hong Kong’s status as an asian world city and the way that the program is set up to do this is that we seek to attract qualified mainland talents and professionals who possess skills, knowledge and experience not readily available locally and thus is the essential approvability test. I’s also augmented by the second limb which shows that the talents must contribute with a view to facilitating Hong Kong’s economic development, the arts, culture, sports and the culinary professions.
Dealing with the approvability test under the admission of mainland talents and professionals program is identical to the approvability test under the general employment program and it’s hardly surprising then that the two initiatives are deemed to be very similar in how they are applied. So, the approvability test as we can see is special skills, knowledge and experience of value to and not readily available in Hong Kong, but this is also augmented by some essential general eligibility criteria such as there must be no security objection and no known record of serious crime. The applicant should be very well educated, typically having their a degree in a relevant discipline; but as in other things in Hong Kong, this is certainly not an absolute requirement and if there isn’t a first degree in the relevant discipline, associated expertise and experience for the job offer in hand will suffice instead. There has to be a genuine job vacancy and that genuine job vacancy must be for a position where a local person cannot reasonably be expected to perform. The offer of employment bringing mainland talent to Hong Kong must be relevant to the employer and it also has to be relevant to the particular circumstances of the applicant.
The party which will be bringing the talent to Hong Kong has to be a registered local business entity. So, the sponsor must be a local entity and cannot be a mainland entity; and very importantly, the overall employment package that is being put together for the mainland talent or professional should be commensurate with prevailing local market rates.