Extension of Stay

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Introduction

Generally speaking, visitors must depart Hong Kong before the expiry of their limit of stay. If there is a special/urgent need to stay longer, visitors may make an extension of stay application within 7 days before their limit of stay expires. Applications will be considered on its own merits.

Processing Time

Applications will normally be finalised on the same day.

Applying

Visitor

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Application Forms

Applicants must submit a completed and signed form ID 91. If the applicant is under the age of 16, the form should be signed by the applicant’s parent or legal guardian. The form can be obtained free of charge from the Immigration Department Headquarters and the Immigration Branch Offices. The form can also be downloaded here .

Supporting Documents

The applicant is required to present the following documents (original and copy) upon submission of the application:

  1. Applicant’s travel document (and the previous travel document if it shows the current limit of stay); and
  2. Evidence to support the need to prolong the stay in Hong Kong e.g. onward/return tickets; evidence showing adequate fund, etc.

Notwithstanding that the documents and information required have been furnished, applicants may still be required to submit further supporting documents and information in connection with the application(s) when necessary.

Where a document is not in Chinese or English, it must be accompanied by a Chinese or English translation certified as a true translation by a sworn translator, court translator, authorised public translator, certified translator, expert translator or official translator.

Warning

It is an offence to make false statements or representations to an immigration officer. A person who knowingly and willfully makes a statement or gives information which he/she knows to be false or does not believe to be true shall be guilty of an offence under the Laws of Hong Kong and any such visa/entry permit issued or permission to enter or remain in the HKSAR granted shall have no effect.

Submission of Application

Where to Apply

Applicants can apply for extension of stay to the Extension Section of the Immigration Department.

5/F, Immigration Tower

7 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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Working Hours

8:45 am-4:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

9:00 am-11:30 am (Saturday)

Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Alternatively, applicants (except Mainland visitors) can visit any of the following Immigration Branch Offices.

Immigration – East Kowloon Office

Level 2, Sceneway Plaza

Sceneway Garden

1-17 Sceneway Road

Lam Tin, Kowloon

(MTR Lam Tin Station – Exit B)

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Telephone: 2347 3492

Immigration – West Kowloon Office

Ground Floor, 28 Kimberley Street, 

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

(MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station – Exit B2)

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Telephone: 2359 4426

Immigration – Sha Tin Office

3rd Floor, Sha Tin Government Offices

1 Sheung Wo Che Road

Sha Tin, New Territories

(MTR Sha Tin Station – Exit B)

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Telephone: 2158 6419

Immigration and Registration of Persons – Fo Tan Office

Shops 405 and 406

4/F, Jubilee Square

2-18 Lok King Street

Fo Tan, New Territories

(MTR Fo Tan Station - Exit C)

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Telephone: 2651 8644

 Immigration and Registration of Persons – Yuen Long Office

Shop B, G/F, Manhattan Plaza

23 Sai Ching Street

Yuen Long, New Territories

(Tai Tong Road Light Rail Station)

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Telephone: 2475 4145

Working Hours

The working hours of the above Immigration Branch Offices are as follows:

9:00 am-12:45 pm and 2:00 pm-4:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

9:00 am-12:30 pm (Saturday)

Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Appointment of a Representative

Applications should generally be submitted in person and visas should be collected likewise. However, applicants can authorise in writing a representative to submit the application and present the supporting documents if attendance in person is not possible. However, the applicants should be in Hong Kong at the time of application and collection of visa.

Processing Time

Applications will normally be finalised on the same day.

Payment of Fee

Payment of fee should be made upon collection of the visa label in cash, by EPS or by cheque. The cheque should be crossed, made payable to “The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region”, properly dated and signed.

Fee table

After Applying

Visitor

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Condition of Stay

Permission given to a person to land in Hong Kong as a visitor shall be subject to the following conditions of stay:

  1. he shall not take any employment, whether paid or unpaid;
  2. he shall not establish or join in any business; and
  3. he shall not become a student at a school, university or other educational institution.

A person permitted to enter Hong Kong as a visitor may generally engage in the following business-related activities:

  1. concluding contracts or submitting tenders;
  2. examining or supervising the installation/packaging of goods or equipment;
  3. participating in exhibitions or trade fairs (except selling goods or supplying services direct to the general public, or constructing exhibition booths);
  4. settling compensation or other civil proceedings;
  5. participating in product orientation; and
  6. attending short-term seminars or other business meetings.

Any person who contravenes a condition of stay in force in respect of him shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a maximum fine of HK$50,000 and to imprisonment for 2 years.

Processing Time

Applications will normally be finalised on the same day.

Payment of Fee

Payment of fees should be made upon collection of the visa/entry permit either in cash, by EPS or by cheque. The cheque should be crossed, made payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region", properly dated and signed.

Fee table

Before Applying

General Employment Policy Entrants, Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents Entrants, Entrepreneurs, Non-Mainland Students and their Dependants, and Dependants of Hong Kong permanent residents and Hong Kong residents not subject to a limit of stay

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Eligiblity Criteria

In general, non-permanent residents (other than foreign domestic helpers, imported workers, Mainland residents admitted as student, entrants admitted under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals, Capital Investment Entrant Scheme, Quality Migrant Admission Scheme and Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates, and their dependants) may apply for extension of stay in the HKSAR within 4 weeks before their limit of stay expires. Such applications will be considered only where it is satisfied that the circumstances upon which the applicant acquired his/her current immigration status remain unchanged.

Processing Time

Routine applications will normally be finalised within two to three weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents.

Applying

General Employment Policy Entrants, Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents Entrants, Entrepreneurs, Non-Mainland Students and their Dependants, and Dependants of Hong Kong permanent residents and Hong Kong residents not subject to a limit of stay

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Application Forms

Applicants must submit a completed and signed form ID 91. If the applicant is under the age of 16, the form should be signed by the applicant’s parent or legal guardian. For applicants on dependant status, form ID 481A which is duly completed and signed by the sponsor should also be submitted. If the applicant is the spouse of the sponsor, the applicant should complete and sign form ID 481B. All of these forms can be obtained free of charge from the Immigration Department Headquarters and the Immigration Branch Offices. The forms can also be downloaded here.

Supporting Documents

Depending on the applicant’s current immigration status, the following forms and documents (original) are required upon submission of the application:

  1. General Employment Policy Entrants
    Forms/Documents Required
    Original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR
    Photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card
    Completed form ID 91
    Supporting letter from the current employer stating the applicant’s position, total monthly remuneration and period of employment@
    Completed form ID 990B and supporting documents listed in Part VII(B) of the Guidebook for Entry for Employment as Professionals in Hong Kong [ID(E) 991]^
    Documentary proof of the applicant having an assessable income for salaries tax of not less than HK$2 million in the previous year of tax assessment, e.g. notice of salaries tax assessment of the previous tax assessment year issued by the Inland Revenue Department or relevant tax documents*
    @ For extension of stay without change of employment
    ^ For extension of stay with change of employment
    * For extension of stay applications under the top-tier employment stream
  2. Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents Entrants
    Forms/Documents Required
    Original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR
    Photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card
    Completed form ID 91
    Completed form ID 990B and supporting documents listed in Part VII(B) of the Guidebook for Entry for Employment as Professionals in Hong Kong [ID(E) 991]^
    Supporting letter from the current employer stating the applicant’s position, total monthly remuneration and period of employment*
    ^ For first time extension and subsequent extension with change of employer
    * For subsequent extension without change of employer
  3. Entrepreneurs
    Forms/Documents Required
    Original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR
    Photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card
    Completed form ID 91
    Supporting letter from the current company stating the applicant’s contribution to Hong Kong (including the amount of capital invested and to be invested in the coming three years, the number of posts created for local employees with post titles and those to be created in the coming three years, etc.)
    Photocopy of Business Registration Certificate
    Letter indicating valid support by a government-backed programme*
    * For applicants who wish to establish or join in, or has established or joined, in a start-up business supported by a government-backed programme. For examples of government-backed programmes, please refer to paragraph 3(c)(ii) of Part II of the Guidebook for Entry for Investment as Entrepreneurs in Hong Kong [ID(E) 1000]
  4. Non-Mainland Students
    Forms/Documents Required
    Original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR
    Photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card
    Completed form ID 91
    Current school letter addressed to the Immigration Department confirming that the student requires extension of stay to continue study
  5. Dependants
    Forms/Documents Required
    Original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR
    Photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card
    Completed form ID 91
    Photocopy of the sponsor’s valid travel document (showing personal particulars and current permission of stay) or Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card
    Completed form ID 481A
    Completed form ID 481B (for dependent spouse only)
    Applicant’s birth certificate (for children born in the HKSAR to non-permanent residents only) *
    Applicant’s Form ID 235B (for children born in the HKSAR to non-permanent residents only) *
    Parents’ marriage certificate (for children born in the HKSAR to non-permanent residents only) *
    * For first time application only

Notwithstanding that the documents and information required have been furnished, applicants may still be required to submit further supporting documents and information in connection with the application(s) when necessary.

Where a document is not in Chinese or English, it must be accompanied by a Chinese or English translation certified as a true translation by a sworn translator, court translator, authorised public translator, certified translator, expert translator or official translator.

Warning

It is an offence to make false statements or representations to an immigration officer. To verify the authenticity of the information and documents submitted with a visa application, field visits may be conducted. A person who knowingly and willfully makes a statement or gives information which he/she knows to be false or does not believe to be true shall be guilty of an offence under the Laws of Hong Kong and any such visa/entry permit issued or permission to enter or remain in the HKSAR granted shall have no effect.

Submission of Application

Where to Apply

Applicants can apply for extension of stay to the Extension Section of the Immigration Department.

5/F, Immigration Tower

7 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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Working Hours

8:45 am - 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

9:00 am - 11:30 am (Saturday)

Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Alternatively, applicants (except applicant admitted under Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents and their dependants) can visit any of the following Immigration Branch Offices.

Immigration – East Kowloon Office

Level 2, Sceneway Plaza

Sceneway Garden

1-17 Sceneway Road

Lam Tin, Kowloon

(MTR Lam Tin Station – Exit B)

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Telephone: 2347 3492

Immigration – West Kowloon Office

Ground Floor, 28 Kimberley Street, 

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

(MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station – Exit B2)

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Telephone: 2359 4426

Immigration – Sha Tin Office

3rd Floor, Sha Tin Government Offices

1 Sheung Wo Che Road

Sha Tin, New Territories

(MTR Sha Tin Station – Exit B)

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Telephone: 2158 6419

Immigration and Registration of Persons – Fo Tan Office

Shops 405 and 406

4/F, Jubilee Square

2-18 Lok King Street

Fo Tan, New Territories

(MTR Fo Tan Station - Exit C)

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Telephone: 2651 8644

Immigration and Registration of Persons – Yuen Long Office

Shop B, G/F, Manhattan Plaza

23 Sai Ching Street

Yuen Long, New Territories

(Tai Tong Road Light Rail Station)

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Telephone: 2475 4145

Working Hours

The working hours of the above Immigration Branch Offices are as follows:

9:00 am - 12:45 pm and 2:00 pm-4:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

9:00 am - 12:30 pm (Saturday)

Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Online Application for Extension of Stay

Eligible applicants can submit their applications for extension of stay online here.

Online /24-hour Telephone Appointment Booking

Before submitting the application, eligible applicants may be able to book an appointment online here or at (852) 2598 0888.

Appointment of a Representative

Applications should generally be submitted in person and visas should be collected likewise. However, applicants can authorise in writing a representative to submit the application and present the supporting documents if attendance in person is not possible. However, the applicants should be in Hong Kong at the time of application and collection of visa.

Processing Time

Routine applications will normally be finalised within two to three weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents.

Payment of Fee

Payment of fees should be made upon collection of the visa/entry permit either in cash, by EPS or by cheque. The cheque should be crossed, made payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region", properly dated and signed.

Fee table

After Applying

General Employment Policy Entrants, Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents Entrants, Entrepreneurs, Non-Mainland Students and their Dependants, and Dependants of Hong Kong permanent residents and Hong Kong residents not subject to a limit of stay

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Online/24-hour Telephone Enquiry on Application Status

Once the receipt of the application has been acknowledged, applicants can enquire their application status here or through the 24-hour telephone enquiry system at (852) 3160 8663.

Processing Time

Routine applications will normally be finalised within two to three weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents.

Appointment of a Representative

Applications should generally be submitted in person and visas should be collected likewise. However, applicants can authorise in writing a representative to submit the application and present the supporting documents if attendance in person is not possible. However, the applicants should be in Hong Kong at the time of application and collection of visa.

Interim Extension of Stay

If the application for extension of stay has not been finalised and the applicant intends to leave Hong Kong after the expiry of the current limit of stay, the applicant needs to obtain an interim extension of stay in advance before his/her departure from Hong Kong.

Applications may be made in person or by an authorised person before the expiry of the limit of stay to the Extension Section on 5/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Depending on the current status, the applicant is required to bring the following documents:

  1. Original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR;
  2. Photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card;
  3. Completed form ID 91 with a reason for request for an interim extension of stay (original);
  4. A letter (original) from the sponsor/employer/school supporting the application for interim extension of stay or an ID 481 issued by Extension Section (original) showing that the required supporting document from the sponsor/employer/school has been received on the date of submission of the application for extension of stay.

Applications for interim extension of stay will normally be finalised on the same day upon receipt of all necessary documents.

Payment of Fee

Payment of fees should be made upon collection of the visa/entry permit either in cash, by EPS or by cheque. The cheque should be crossed, made payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region", properly dated and signed.

Fee table

Before Applying

Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals Entrants, Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates Entrants, Imported Workers, Mainland students, Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Entrants, and their Dependants (not applicable to Imported Workers)

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Introduction

This webpage sets out information about extension of stay of entrants admitted under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals, entrants admitted under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates imported workers, Mainland residents admitted as student, entrants admitted under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme, and their dependants (not applicable to imported workers).

Eligibility Criteria

In general, entrants admitted under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals, entrants admitted under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates, imported workers, Mainland residents admitted as student, entrants admitted under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme and their dependants (not applicable to imported workers) may apply for extension of stay in the HKSAR within four weeks before their limit of stay expires.

Entrants admitted under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP)

More information on eligibility criteria can be found here.

Entrants admitted under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)

More information on eligibility criteria can be found here.

Entrants admitted under the Supplementary Labour Scheme (SLS)

More information on eligibility criteria can be found here.

Mainland residents on student status

More information on eligibility criteria can be found here.

Entrants admitted under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)

More information on eligibility criteria can be found here.

Dependants

More information on eligibility criteria can be found here.

Processing Time

In general, routine applications will be finalized within two to three weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents. However, the processing time will depend on the circumstances of individual applications and the number of applications received at a particular time.  A longer processing time may be required during summer rush period between June and August.

Applying

Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals Entrants, Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates Entrants, Imported Workers, Mainland students, Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Entrants, and their Dependants (not applicable to Imported Workers)

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Application Forms

Applicant should submit a completed application form ID 91. If the applicant is under the age of 16, the form should be signed by the applicant’s parent or legal guardian. For applicant on dependant status, form ID 481A which is duly completed by the sponsor should also be submitted. If the applicant is the spouse of the sponsor, the applicant should complete form ID 481B. All of these forms can be obtained free of charge from the Immigration Department Headquarters and the Immigration Branch Offices. The forms can also be downloaded here.

Supporting Documents

Depending on the applicant’s current immigration status, the following forms and documents (original) are required upon submission of the application:

Entrants admitted under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP)

  1. completed application form ID 91;
  2. original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR;
  3. photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card;
  4. supporting letter from the current employer stating the applicant’s position, total monthly remuneration and period of employment (for extension of stay without change of employment);
  5. completed form ID 990B and supporting documents listed in Part VII(B) of the Guidebook for Entry for Employment as Professionals in Hong Kong [ID(E) 991] (for extension of stay with change of employment); and
  6. documentary proof of the applicant having an assessable income for salaries tax of not less than HK$2 million in the previous year of tax assessment, e.g. notice of salaries tax assessment of the previous tax assessment year issued by the Inland Revenue Department or relevant tax documents (for extension of stay applications under the top-tier employment stream#)

# Persons admitted under the ASMTP who continue to meet the relevant eligibility criteria and fulfil the following criteria at the time of application for extension of stay may be regarded as top-tier entrants:

  1. the applicant has been permitted to take up employment as a professional in Hong Kong under the ASMTP for not less than 2 years; and
  2. the applicant has an assessable income for salaries tax of not less than HK$2 million in the previous year of tax assessment.

Entrants admitted under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)

For applicants admitted as as a non-local fresh graduate under IANG

  1. completed application form ID 91;
  2. original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR;
  3. photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card;
  4. completed form ID 990B and supporting documents listed in Part VII(B) of the Guidebook for Entry for Employment as Professionals in Hong Kong [ID(E) 991] (for first time extension and subsequent extension with change of employer) ; and
  5. supporting letter from the current employer stating the applicant’s position, total monthly remuneration and period of employment (for subsequent extension without change of employer).

For applicants admitted as a non-local returning graduate under IANG

  1. completed application form ID 91;
  2. original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR;
  3. photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card;
  4. completed form ID 990B and supporting documents listed in Part VII(B) of the Guidebook for Entry for Employment as Professionals in Hong Kong [ID(E) 991] (for applications with change of employer) ; and
  5. supporting letter from the current employer stating the applicant’s position, total monthly remuneration and period of employment (for applications without change of employer).

Entrants admitted under the Supplementary Labour Scheme (SLS)

  1. completed application form ID 91;
  2. original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR;
  3. photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card;
  4. employment contract; and
  5. supporting letter from the current employer stating the applicant’s position, total monthly remuneration and period of employment.

Mainland residents on student status

  1. completed application form ID 91;
  2. original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR;
  3. photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card; and
  4. current school letter addressed to the Immigration Department confirming that the student requires extension of stay to continue study.

Entrants admitted under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)

  1. completed application form ID 91;
  2. original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR;
  3. photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card; and
  4. supporting documents as stated in paragraphs 71-77 of the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Guidance Notes [ID(C)982 (Chinese version) or ID(E)982 (English version)] .
  5. Documentary proof of the applicant having an assessable income for salaries tax of not less than HK$2 million in the previous year of tax assessment, e.g. notice of salaries tax assessment of the previous tax assessment year issued by the Inland Revenue Department or relevant tax documents* (if applicable)

* If a person admitted through the General Points Test under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme has been permitted to remain in Hong Kong for not less than two years and he/she has provided documentary proof of having an assessable income for salaries tax of not less than HK$2 million in the previous year of tax assessment, an extension of stay on time limitation only without other conditions of stay for a period of six years may normally be granted.

Dependants

  1. completed application form ID 91;
  2. original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid travel document and, where applicable, his/her previous travel document page showing the latest visa/entry permit label/arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR;
  3. photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong identity card;
  4. photocopy of the sponsor’s valid travel document (showing personal particulars and current permission of stay) or Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card;
  5. completed application form ID 481A;
  6. completed application form ID 481B (for dependent spouse only);
  7. applicant’s birth certificate (for children born in the HKSAR to non-permanent residents only ^);
  8. applicant’s Form ID 235B and/or travel document (for children born in the HKSAR to non-permanent residents only ^); and
  9. parents’ marriage certificate (for children born in the HKSAR to non-permanent residents only ^).

^ For first time application only

Note

In addition to those documents listed above, you may be required to provide other documents in support of your application especially when you have changed your employment or school since last approval. It may be necessary to provide photocopies of some of the documentary evidence submitted.

Important Notice

Notwithstanding that the documents and information required have been furnished, the applicants, accompanying dependants and employing companies may still be required to submit further supporting documents and information in connection with the application(s) when necessary.

Where a document is not in Chinese or English, it must be accompanied by a Chinese or English translation certified as a true translation by a sworn translator, court translator, authorized public translator, certified translator, expert translator or official translator.

Warning

It is an offence to make false statements or representations to an immigration officer. To verify the authenticity of the information and documents submitted with a visa application, field visits may be conducted. A person who knowingly and willfully makes a statement or gives information which he/she knows to be false or does not believe to be true shall be guilty of an offence under the Laws of Hong Kong and any such visa/entry permit issued or permission to enter or remain in the HKSAR granted shall have no effect.

Submission of Application

Application for extension of stay should be submitted to the Quality Migrants and Mainland Residents Section of the Immigration Department.

6/F, Immigration Tower

7 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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Working Hours

8:45 am - 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

Online Application for Extension of Stay

Eligible applicants can submit their applications for extension of stay online here.

Online 24-hour Telephone Appointment Booking

Before submitting the application, eligible applicants may be able to book an appointment online here or at (852) 2598 0888.

Appointment of a Representative

The applicant may submit the application in person to the Quality Migrants and Mainland Residents Section of the Immigration Department or may delegate an authorized person to submit the application on his/her behalf. However, the applicant should be physically present in Hong Kong both at the time of application and at the time of collection of extension of stay label.

Processing Time

Routine application will normally be finalized within two to three weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents.

Payment of Fee

Payment of fees should be made upon collection of the visa/entry permit in cash, by EPS or by cheque. The cheque should be crossed, made payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region", properly dated and signed.

Fee table

After Applying

Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals Entrants, Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates Entrants, Imported Workers, Mainland students, Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Entrants, and their Dependants (not applicable to Imported Workers)

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Online/ 24-hour Telephone Enquiry on Application Status

After the receipt of application has been acknowledged, applicants can enquire the application status here or through the 24-hour telephone enquiry system at (852) 3160 8663. Enquiries may also be made via the IANG hotline (852) 2294 2190 during office hours, via fax to (852) 2877 7711 or via email at enquiry@immd.gov.hk .

Payment of Fee

Payment of fees should be made upon collection of the visa/entry permit in cash, by EPS or by cheque. The cheque should be crossed, made payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region", properly dated and signed.

Fee table

Appointment of a Representative

The applicant may submit the application in person to the Quality Migrants and Mainland Residents Section of Immigration Department or may delegate an authorized person to submit the application on his/her behalf. However, the applicant should be physically presence in Hong Kong both at the time of application and at the time of collection of extension of stay label.

Before Applying

Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES) Entrants and their Dependants

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Eligibility Criteria

If you are an entrant or the dependant of an entrant admitted under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (“the Scheme”), you can apply for extension of stay within 3 months before your limit of stay expires. Here you will find information about the application process.

To be eligible for an extension of stay, you must continue to satisfy the requirements of the Scheme throughout the period after you have been granted permission to stay. In maintaining your portfolio, you should comply with the portfolio maintenance requirements and the rules on any switches of your investment. 

Portfolio Maintenance Requirements

Portfolio maintenance and ring-fencing requirements will be imposed to ensure that you do not reduce your investment commitment while you are permitted to stay in Hong Kong under the Scheme. For investments in specified financial assets, you are required to transact only the said assets in Permissible Investment Asset Classes held in a designated account in your own name to be opened with a single financial intermediary. Permissible Investment Asset Classes are set out in the Rules for the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme.

The financial intermediary must be an authorised institution as defined in the Banking Ordinance ,a corporation licensed to perform Type 1, 4 or 9 regulated activities under the Securities and Futures Ordinance or an insurer authorized to carry on Class C business as specified in Part 2 of the First Schedule to the Insurance Companies Ordinance. Details of the maintenance and ring-fencing requirements are set out in the Rules for the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme. You are required to undertake in the application form that you agree to abide by the Rules while remaining in Hong Kong as an entrant under the Scheme.

Change in Value of Investment

In maintaining your eligibility for an extension of stay, you are not required to top up the value of your investment under the Scheme if it falls below the requisite minimum investment level. However, you are not allowed to withdraw any capital gains from your investment if its market value rises above the requisite minimum investment level. You are free to switch investments from one permissible asset class to another (such as from real estate to specified financial assets or vice versa), provided that you reinvest the entire proceeds from the sale. You should keep a record of every change to your investment portfolio for the purpose of applying for an extension of stay in Hong Kong.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Applying

Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES) Entrants and their Dependants

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Where to Apply

You can apply for an extension of stay to Other Visas and Permits Section of the Immigration Department.

7/F, Immigration Tower

7 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

Working Hours 

8:45 am – 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

Application Forms

You must submit a completed and signed form ID 967 and the declaration form SF/IM/1611 if you are an entrant. If you are the dependant of an entrant, please submit a completed and signed form ID91 as well as form ID 481A duly completed and signed by your sponsor. If you are the spouse of the sponsor, please complete and sign form ID 481B as well. All of these forms can be obtained free of charge from Immigration Department Headquarters and Branch Offices. The forms can also be downloaded through the following links.

Supporting Documents

Depending on your current immigration status, you are required to present the following forms and documents upon submission of the application:

  1. Your travel document (with validity of at least 2.5 years when making the application)
  2. Your travel document of the page on which your last visa/permit under the Scheme is affixed
  3. Your Hong Kong identity card
  4. Your document showing the permanent resident status in a foreign country (if you are a Chinese national or a stateless person)
  5.  Your proven re-entry facilities (if you are a stateless person) and
    • Entrant status:
      • a. Completed and signed form ID967 and SF/IM/1611
      • b(i). For applicants who have not switched investment assets, you are also required to produce proof relating to type of investment assets
        • For investment in properties, you should provide up-to-date land registry records and mortgage records (if any)
        • For investment in specified financial assets, you must ensure that your appointed financial intermediary has complied with the requirements under clauses 4(1) and 4(2) of the contract between you and the financial intermediary, and you should provide an up-to-date statement showing the assets held in the designated account
      • b(ii). For applicants who have switched investment assets under the Scheme after the grant of formal approval or during your permitted limit of stay
        • You must produce all relevant transaction records and documents showing that you are the absolute beneficial owner of the investment assets and you have complied with the Scheme Rules in switching the investment assets
        • You and your financial intermediary must also provide any documents or reports as requested by the Director of Immigration
      • c. You must also provide such information as required from time to time to establish your eligibility and entitlement under the Scheme; failure to submit all necessary documents will cause a delay in the processing of your case
    • Dependant status:
      • a. Sponsor's travel document or Hong Kong  identity card
      • b. Completed and signed form ID91, form ID 481A (for sponsor) and form ID 481B (applicable to dependant spouse only)
Breach of Undertaking

You are required to give an Undertaking to the Director of Immigration to abide by the Scheme Rules. The form of the Undertaking is set out in Part 12 of the application form prescribed by the Director of Immigration.  If you are found to have breached the Undertaking, you and your dependants, if any, will only be allowed to stay in Hong Kong for the remainder of your limit of stay or two months after the Director of Immigration has determined that you have breached the Undertaking, whichever is earlier.

Appointment of a Representative

Applications should generally be submitted in person, and visas/permits should be collected likewise. However, if you are unable to attend in person, you can authorise in writing a representative to submit your application and present the supporting documents. You will still need to be in Hong Kong at the time of application and collection of visa/permit.

Payment of Fee

Payment of fees should be made upon collection of the visa/entry permit either in cash, by EPS or by cheque. The cheque should be crossed, made payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region", properly dated and signed.

Fee table

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

After Applying

Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES) Entrants and their Dependants

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Enquiries

For enquiry, please contact the Immigration Enquiries Hotline at 2824 6111 (phone) and 2877 7711 (fax) or the Other Visas and Permits Section at 2829 3232 (phone).

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