Working in Hong Kong
Professionals with special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong Kong, and business people who can make substantial contributions to Hong Kong's economy are welcome to work in Hong Kong. Persons coming to work in Hong Kong are required to obtain an appropriate visa or entry permit before arrival.
Click here to learn more about the policy and arrangements for entry for employment in Hong Kong.
Quality Migrant Admission Scheme
The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS) aims to attract talented people from the Mainland and overseas to develop their careers in Hong Kong. Under this Scheme, applicants do not need to acquire an offer of local employment beforehand. Learn more about the QMAS points-based system and how to make an application here.
Working Holiday Scheme
Through participating in the scheme, young Japanese aged between 18 and 30 can visit Hong Kong for holiday and as part of their stay, take up short-term employment so as to acquire a better understanding of the cultural and social developments of the city.
The Hong Kong/Japan Working Holiday Scheme was established on 1 January 2010, with both sides currently providing an annual quota of 1,500. Participants of the Scheme should not work for the same employer for more than six months during their stay in Hong Kong. They may enrol in any number of study or training courses of which the cumulative duration should not be more than six months. More information can be found here.