Termination of Sponsorship

Introduction

This webpage sets out information on the termination of sponsorship for employment, training or study (not applicable to entrants under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates)

Employment and Training

If the sponsorship is terminated, applicant or the sponsorship company should inform the Extension Section or the Quality Migrants and Mainland Residents Section (applicable to persons admitted under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals or the Supplementary Labour Scheme, and Mainland residents admitted for training) of the Immigration Department by post or by fax as soon as possible . 

Extension Section
5/F, Immigration Tower
7 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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Fax: 2586 1431 

Quality Migrants and Mainland Residents Section
6/F, Immigration Tower
7 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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Fax: 2824 2067

If the applicant is an imported worker admitted under the Supplementary Labour Scheme, the Guidebook for Entry for Employment as Imported Workers in Hong Kong (ID(E) 1002) provides detailed information on what to do if the sponsorship is terminated.

Non-local employees/trainees are not allowed to change employment or take up part time jobs without the permission of the Immigration Department. Those who have breached their conditions of stay will be liable to prosecution.

Study

If the educational institutions or non-local students terminate the studies before the completion of the study course, the educational institution should submit Notification of Termination of Studies (to be completed by the educational institution) (ID 977) to the Immigration Department within seven days from the date of termination.

The completed form should be submitted to the Extension Section or the Quality Migrants and Mainland Residents Section (for Mainland students) by post or fax. The addresses and fax numbers of these two offices are set out above.

Non-local student whose condition of stay contains the wording “or four weeks after termination of studies, whichever is earlier” must leave Hong Kong within four weeks from the date of termination of studies. It is an immigration offence for breach of condition of stay if the student fails to leave Hong Kong within the prescribed time.

Foreign Domestic Helpers

Clause 12 of the standard Employment Contract for a Domestic Helper Recruited from Outside Hong Kong (ID 407) provides that in the event of termination of the contract, both the employer and the foreign domestic helper (Helper) shall give the Director of Immigration notice in writing within seven days of the date of termination. A copy of the other party's written acknowledgement of the termination shall also be forwarded to the Director of Immigration. 

Notification of termination of employment contract regarding Helper can be made by submitting a completed Notification of Termination of an Employment Contract (ID 407E) or a letter. 

The notification can be made by post, in person, by fax or online: 

  1. By Post
    Foreign Domestic Helpers Section
    Immigration Department
    3/F Immigration Tower
    7 Gloucester Road,
    Wan Chai, Hong Kong 

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  2. In person
    Receipt and Dispatch Unit
    Immigration Department
    2/F Immigration Tower
    7 Gloucester Road
    Wan Chai, Hong Kong    

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  3. By fax
    Please fax the completed ID 407E or notification letter to (852) 2157 9181.
  4. Online Notification
    Information on online submission is available here.

After receipt and verification of the notification of termination of contract, the employer will be informed in writing. If necessary, the employer or the Helper may be contacted for additional information regarding the termination. A Helper must leave Hong Kong upon completion of his/her contract or within two weeks from the date of termination of the contracts, whichever is earlier.

Related topics

Application forms relating to termination of sponsorship