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Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP)

Chinese residents of the Mainland who are not non-local graduates but possess special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in the HKSAR may apply to come to work under the ASMTP.

According to The Chief Executive’s 2022 Policy Address, the Government will streamline the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP), such that for vacancies falling under the 13 professions with shortage of local supply as listed in the Talent List or for vacancies with annual salary of HK$2 million or above, employers are not required to provide proof to substantiate their difficulties in local recruitment in making applications for talent admission.

An application for an entry permit to take up employment under the ASMTP may be favourably considered if:

  1. there is no security objection and no known record of serious crime in respect of the applicant;
  2. the applicant has a 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;
  3. the applicant has a confirmed offer of employment and is employed in a job relevant to his academic qualifications or working experience that cannot be readily taken up by the local work force;
  4. the remuneration package including income, accommodation, medical and other fringe benefits is broadly commensurate with the prevailing market level for professionals in the HKSAR;
  5. there is a genuine job vacancy; and
  6. the sponsoring company’s business and financial status are also one of the considerations.

Documents Needed:

From the Applicant

  1. Detailed CV (Curriculum Vitae)
    Including his/her academic achievements, reference letter or documents that can prove for the past working experience.

From the Sponsor Company

  1. Introduction of the company (Including Company Background, scope of the business/product description, detailed organization chart of the company);
  2. Company Website;
  3. Company’s Business Registration Certificate, Certification of Incorporation, M&A (Memorandum & Articles of Association), AR (Annual Return);
  4. Company’s documents that shows financial status (E.g. Audited Report, Profit Tax Return, Bank Statements etc);
  5. Details of the job vacancy (E.g. Requirements, responsibilities etc);
  6. Contract with the applicant (Including remunerations, welfare etc.)

Processing Time:

It normally takes 4 to 6 weeks to process the application by The Immigration Department, but there might be some more questions raised during the assessment, therefore it is likely to take around 2 to 3 months to complete.

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