Visas

Overview
 20182019
(Jan – Sep)
Entry Visas processed 265 026 217 287
Visit Visas processed 76 932 59 020
Visit Permits for Taiwan residents processed 80 32
Pre-arrival Registration for Taiwan Residents processed 505 521 315 827
Statistics on Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals
 20182019
(Jan – Sep)
Entry permits processed under Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals 15 257 12 601
Statistics on Employment/Investment, Dependant and Student Visas Issued
 20182019
(Jan – Sep)
Employment / Investment @ 41 592 31 293
Dependant 26 083 19 340
Student * 12 624 10 039

@

visas issued under the General Employment Policy.

*

excluding Mainland residents admitted into Hong Kong for study.

Statistics on Visas Issued under the General Employment Policy
Industry/Sector20182019
(Jan – Sep)
Academic Research and Education 4 961 3 718
Arts/Culture 3 439 3 327
Commerce and Trade 7 511 4 467
Engineering and Construction 1 187 1 138
Financial Services 5 057 3 747
Information Technology 1 381 1 293
Legal Services 464 378
Recreation and Sports 5 180 4 963
Others 12 412 8 262
Total 41 592 31 293
Statistics on the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme

Breakdown of the Applicants under CIES (as at 30-09-2019)

 ReceivedApproval-in-principle grantedFormal Approval granted
Foreign nationals 3 088 3 2 199
Macao SAR residents 538 2 430
Chinese nationals with permanent residence overseas 40 478 63 32 402
Stateless persons with permanent residence in a foreign country 3 0 3
Taiwan residents 546 0 378
Total 44 653 68 35 412

Breakdown of Investment Classes in Formal Approval Cases (as at 30-09-2019)

Real Estate (Million)Specified Financial Assets (Million)Total (Million)
42,588.23 273,878.02 316,466.25

*

CIES was suspended with effect from 15 January 2015.