CPD Programme for Solicitors & Others

Schooling the Lawyers – Business Investment (Entrepreneur) Visa

Discover the intricacies of the Entrepreneur Visa in Hong Kong, a unique visa designed for those aiming to establish or join a business. This visa type encompasses both standalone entrepreneurs and supported startups, with the main objective of contributing substantially to the local economy. Applicants can be part of a government-accredited program like Cyberport or Science Park to gain a competitive edge. Typically, successful applicants receive a 24-month visa, though some may initially receive only a 12-month visa subject to a business review.

The video unpacks the ‘Catch-22’ challenge of demonstrating economic contribution for obtaining the visa and emphasizes the need for a solid business plan and financial resources. It addresses the importance of suitable business premises, the creation of local employment opportunities, and the introduction of new technologies or skills.

For current visitors and employment visa holders, the video offers strategies to improve visa approval chances, such as aligning with a reputable local sponsor and demonstrating significant business potential. It also touches on the complexities of changing visa categories and the potential for visa extensions based on business performance.

This overview is essential for anyone looking to navigate the path of entrepreneurship in Hong Kong, offering guidance on meeting the stringent requirements and leveraging local resources to fulfill their business aspirations.

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The Rest of the Series

Profectional Business Immigration To Hong Kong
2023 Resources For Delegates

The Visitor Visa

Extending A Visitor Visa

The Travel Pass Super-charged Visitor Visa

Pre-Arrival Registration for Indian Nationals

Employment Visa

Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Visa

Training Visa

Non-local Graduates (IANG) Visa

Business Investment (Entrepreneur) Visa

Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES)

Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)

Top Talent Pass

Dependant Visa

Defacto Spouse Visa

Supplementary Labour Scheme

Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS)

Working Holiday Scheme

Right of Abode in Hong Kong

Unconditional Stay


Final Appeal

Admission Scheme for 2nd Generation of
Hong Kong Chinese Permanent Residents (ASSG)