Invest a business in Hong Kong

Entrepreneurs Visa (also known as Investment Visa)

The Entrepreneurs Visa is designed to encourage foreign entrepreneurs to start and invest a business in Hong Kong.

Applicants who are granted the entrepreneur visa are allowed to start their own business, join an existing one or take over an established Hong Kong entreprise.

This visa is initially granted for 1-2 years and extension of visa is required. which can be extended. Eligible dependents may also qualify to be included and upon obtaining the visa, they may also work or study without any restrictions. Holders of entrepreneur visa entitle individuals to permanent residency in as well as visa-free travel to and from Hong Kong.

Basic Requirement

The basic requirements for this type of visa require the applicant to actively involved in running one or more business in Hong Kong. Applicant can start a business by setting up a new business or taking over an existing business in Hong Kong.

To qualify for an Entrepreneurs Visa, the applicant should

● Establish a company in Hong Kong prior to the application
● Have a good education qualification, generally a university degree in the relevant field
● Prove the substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong
● Demonstrate sufficient financial resources to support the business operation in Hong Kong.

How to start a business in Hong Kong

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> Taxation in Hong Kong
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Yes. In order to work legally in Hong Kong, you require a visa or entry permit to work, study, establish or join in any business or to take up residence in Hong Kong. Holder of visit visa is not allowed by law to take up employment (paid or unpaid), to establish or join in any business, or to enter school as a student. Any person who works in Hong Kong without a valid visa or work permit shall be liable to a maximum fine of HK$50,000 and 2 years imprisonment under the Immigration Ordinance (Chapter 115), Laws of Hong Kong.
The document require for visa application varies from case to case and is subjected to the visa types of your application.

We offer a free online assessment to advise you the best visa options based on your profile. During your application, we will also prepare a tailored made checklist of all of the forms and supporting documentation required on your case to help you ease the complexity of application.
The application of an employment visa takes about 4-8 weeks after your submission of application. An entrepreneur visa application will generally takes around 3 to 6 months for government assessment.
Although Hong Kong is part of the People’s Republic of China it remains a Special Administrative Region (SAR) with its own immigration policy. While Mainland China always requires a visa for entry, Hong Kong is a separate travel area with business-friendly immigration policies. Visitors from over 170 countries are allowed to visit Hong Kong without a visa/entry permit for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days. E.g. nationals of the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand don’t require a visa to enter Hong Kong for stays of 90 days, 180 days for UK nationals. Check on the below lists for the visa required countries.
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