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  • Simple application: No investment required

  • Freedom of travel: Visa-free access to 171 countries

  • Low tax: Enjoy a 15% personal tax subsidy in the Greater Bay Area

  • Comprehensive medical and social security system

  • 15-year free public education for childre


Hong Kong Top Talent Pass Scheme (TTPS)

The program aims 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. The entire application process can be approved within 4 weeks after all documents are submitted.

Eligible Applicants

  • Category A:

Individuals 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

  • Category B:

Graduates of the eligible universities with at least 3 years of work experience over the past 5 years immediately preceding the date of application, or

  • Category C:

Graduates  from eligible universities in the past 5 years immediately preceding the date of application with less than 3 years of work experience, subject to an annual quota which is to be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

(No criminal record required for all 3 categories)

If you are not qualified with Hong Kong Top Talent Pass Scheme (TTPS), you can also apply for Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

The program seeks to attract highly skilled or talented persons to settle in Hong Kong in order to enhance Hong Kong's economic competitiveness. Successful applicants are not required to have secured an offer of local employment before their entry to Hong Kong for settlement. All applicants are required to fulfill a set of prerequisites before they can be awarded points under one of the two points-based tests, namely the General Points Test and Achievement-based Points Test and compete for quota allocation with other applicants.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant is at least 18 years old

  • No criminal record

  • Possession of a university degree or strong technical qualifications

  • Proof of assets of RMB100,000 or above for a single person, or RMB200,000 for a family

  • Applicants are required to pass one of the two scoring systems: General Points System or Achievement Points System

  • The full score of the General Points Test is  245 points. Applicants with a score of 80 points or above can submit an application and enter the selection process.

  • The full score for the Achievement-based Points Test is 245 points. Applicants pass is they are able to fulfill one of the following criteria:
    1) Has received an award of exceptional achievement (e.g., Olympic medals, Nobel prize, national/international awards); or
    2) Can show that his/her work has been acknowledged by his/her peers or has contributed significantly to the development of his/her field (e.g., lifetime achievement award from recognized industry association).

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Excellent Benefits

Enjoy the same advanced and publicly funded public medical resources and social benefits as HK locals

Low Tax Rates

There are no taxes charged on capital gains, interest, or dividends; there are also no net-worth or public benefit taxes

Global Mobility

Hong Kong passport provides visa-free access to 171 countries around the world, including most major European countries, North America, and Canada

Employment Advantages

Hong Kong is a global financial center and a hub for  innovation and technology

Fast Application, Eligibility Extends to Entire Family

TTPS can be approved in as fast as 4 weeks. No investment required, no need to be employed by an employer in Hong Kong; one person can apply for the whole family to move to Hong Kong

Advantages in Education

Hong Kong has a sound education infrastructure and world-renowned universities. The quality of teaching and learning is ranked among the top in various international comparative studies


Processing of Hong Kong Top Talent Pass Scheme

1.    Prepare application documents
2.    Fill in the application form on the GovHK website
3.    Receive receipt letter after submission completion
4.    Wait for results (approval typically takes about 4 weeks)
5.    Pay for visa and arrive in Hong Kong after approval ( approximately 6 months to complete)

Processing of Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

1.    Prepare and submit application documents
2.    Receive approval-in-principle letter and prepare for interview (1-2 months).
3.    Attend interview
4.    Formal approval and issuance of residence visa (1 month)


  • Q: What is the difference between Hong Kong Top Talent Pass Scheme and Quality Migrant Admission Scheme?

A: Hong Kong Top Talent Pass Scheme aims to attract individuals with rich working experience and high academic qualifications to develop in Hong Kong, while Quality Migrant Admission Scheme aims to attract highly skilled or outstanding individuals to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness. There are differences between the two in terms of objectives, eligibility criteria, quota, and processing time.

  • Q: What is the current speed of approval for Hong Kong Top Talent Pass Scheme?

A: Generally, the approval process can be completed within 4 weeks.

  • Q: How long does it take to complete the whole process of the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme?

A: Preparation of documents (1-2 months); submission of application and obtaining of file number (1-2 months); selection and approval in principle (quarterly, usually takes 6-12 months); interview in Hong Kong (1-2 months); formal approval and issuance of residence visa (1 month). The overall cycle takes about 9-12 months after obtaining the file number.

  • Q: Do I get a temporary Hong Kong Identity Card after my application is approved?

A: No, there is no temporary Hong Kong ID card. After approval, you will receive a Hong Kong Resident Identity Card, which can be converted into a Hong Kong Permanent Resident Identity Card and a Hong Kong passport if you fulfill the 7-year residency requirement.

  • Q: How can I apply for a Hong Kong passport after obtaining permanent residence in Hong Kong?

A: After obtaining permanent residence, you can apply for a HKSAR passport without additional requirements.

  • Q: Do I need to cancel the applicant's Mainland household registration after my Hong Kong application has been approved and a residence visa has been issued?

A: No, it is not necessary. Only if the applicant needs to apply for a Home Visit Permit after 7 years of Hong Kong status does he/she need to cancel his/her Mainland household registration. If you do not apply for a HKSAR passport, you can retain your Mainland household registration.

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