Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents
Introduction This webpage sets out the entry arrangement for persons who wish to enter/stay in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) for employment under the “Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents (the Scheme).Note 1
This Scheme is not applicable to applicants who are nationals of Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Nepal and Vietnam.
Persons who are the second generation of emigrated Chinese Hong Kong permanent residents from overseas may apply to return to work in the HKSAR under the Scheme.
Applicants under the Scheme will have to meet, apart from normal immigration requirements, the following criteria -
1. aged between 18 and 40 at the time of application;
2. born overseas (i.e. not in the Mainland, the HKSAR, the Macao SAR or Taiwan);
3. have at least one parent who is holder of a valid Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card at the time of application and was a Chinese nationalNote 2who had settled overseas at the time of the applicant’s birth;
4. have a good education background, normally a first degree, but in special circumstances, good technical qualifications, proven professional abilities and/or relevant experience and achievements supported by documentary evidence may also be accepted;Note 3
5. proficient in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) or English; and
6. have sufficient financial means and are able to meet the living expenses for their (including their dependants, if any) maintenance and accommodation in the HKSAR without recourse to public funds.
"Chinese national" means a person of Chinese nationality under the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China, as implemented in the HKSAR pursuant to Article 18 of and Annex III to the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and interpreted in accordance with the Explanations of Some Questions by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Concerning the Implementation of the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region adopted at the 19th meeting of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress at the 8th National People's Congress on 15 May 1996.
The academic level of claimed non-local academic qualifications shall be equivalent to the locally recognised standard of Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degrees.The Immigration Department may require applicant to have his / her claimed overseas academic qualifications assessed by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications at the applicant’s own expense, if necessary.
Applicants admitted under the Scheme will remain in the HKSAR on time limitation only without other conditions of stay.They arefree to take up or change employment or to establish or join in businessin the HKSAR during their permitted staywithout the need to seek prior approval from the Immigration Department.