Under the current Hong Kong immigration policies, there are in general three types of visas available for a person who does not have the right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong to enter Hong Kong to engage in activities of the University (for purposes other than study), namely:
A person permitted to enter Hong Kong as a visitor may generally engage in the following non-remunerative business-related activities:
(a) Concluding contracts or submitting tenders;(b) examining or supervising the installation/packaging of goods or equipment;(c) participating in exhibitions or trade fairs (except selling goods or supplying services direct to the general public, or constructing exhibition booths);(d) settling compensation or other civil proceedings;(e) participating in product orientation; and(f) attending short-term seminars or other business meetings.
Besides, a person permitted to enter Hong Kong as a visitor may also attend event(s) to deliver speech(es)/ presentation(s) subject to the following conditions being met:
(a) he/she will not be remunerated for speaking/presenting at the event (other than provision of accommodation, passage, meals, etc. relating to the event, or the reimbursement of such expenses), unless he/she participates in sector-specific speaking engagements under the Pilot Scheme on Immigration Facilitation for Visitors Participating in Short-term Activities (“the Pilot Scheme”) where remuneration is allowed for individual sectors as recommended by the subject Government Bureaux/Departments; and(b) during each period of permitted stay, there is no maximum limit on the number of event(s), he/she can attend to deliver speech(es)/presentation(s) up to 14 consecutive calendar days, counting from the day when he/she starts to participate in such event(s).
For details of visit visa, please refer to information posted on the website of the Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD)
For details of the implementation of the Pilot Scheme at the University, please click here.
"Academic visitors" of the University may enter Hong Kong for short-term stay by means of a Visit Visa insofar as they will only engage in the aforementioned activities. Visitors from about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong visa-free for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days. The list of foreign countries and territories and respective visit visa / entry permit requirements to Hong Kong are posted on ImmD’s website.
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 Hong Kong may apply to work in Hong Kong under the ASMTP.
Applicants who are not non-local graduates but possess special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong Kong may apply to work in Hong Kong under the GEP. The GEP does not apply to Chinese residents of the Mainland.
Applicants who have obtained an undergraduate or higher qualification in a full-time and locally accredited programme in Hong Kong may apply to stay/return and work in Hong Kong under the IANG.
i. The University will act as the sponsor of the employment visa
ii.The appointee to complete the visa application form ID990A
(A blank form and the Notes on Visa Matters prepared by the University setting out the required supporting documents will be sent to the appointee together with the University's Letter of Appointment/Letter of Invitation)
iii. The appointee to return the duly completed form and supporting documents to the University
iv. The University to complete the sponsorship form ID990B
v. The University to submit the visa application materials to the ImmD on behalf of the appointee
vi. The University to notify the appointee upon approval of his/ her visa application and provide guidance on making online payment and downloading or printing the “e-Visa”. In case he/she has difficulties in arranging online payment, he/ she may authorise the University to pay and collect the “e-Visa” on his/ her behalf at the Immigration Headquarters.
An appointee who wishes to acquire special skills and knowledge not available in his/her country/territory of domicile may apply for a visa/entry permit to enter Hong Kong for a limited period of not more than 12 months for training.
i. The University will act as the sponsor of the training visa
ii. The appointee to complete the visa application form ID992A
iv. The University to complete the sponsorship form ID992B
v. The University to submit the visa application materials to the HKID on behalf of the appointee
vi. The University to notify the appointee upon approval of his/ her visa application and provide guidance on making online payment downloading or printing the “e-Visa”. In case he/she has difficulties in arranging online payment, he/ she may authorize the University to pay and collect the “e-Visa” on his/ her behalf at the Immigration Headquarters.
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Hong Kong Immigration Department (General enquiry)
Human Resources OfficePlease refer to the contact details under the webpage of Contact Us > Benefits & Personnel Matters > Immigration Matters