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General Employment Policy (GEP) for Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs from Taiwan, Macao and overseas who plan to establish or join a business in Hong Kong may apply under the GEP.

Entrepreneurial GEP applicants# must, among others, meet these key requirements:

  • Possess a good educational background, technical qualifications or proven professional abilities and/or related experience and achievements
  • Be in a position to substantially contribute to the HKSAR economy with consideration factors including:
    • The business plan, investment sum, and new technology or skills involved
    • The business turnover, number of jobs created locally, and financial resources
    • Start-up entrepreneurs who plan to establish or join in a start-up business supported by a government-backed programme* will receive favourable consideration

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# This Scheme is not applicable to a) Chinese residents of the Mainland; and b) nationals of Afghanistan, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Nepal and Vietnam.

* Such as InvestHK's StartmeupHK Venture Programme, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation's Incu-App, Incu-Bio and Incu-Tech programmes, the Cyberport Incubation Programme, the Innovation and Technology Commission's Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme and Enterprise Support Scheme, and the Hong Kong Design Centre's Design Incubation Programme.

Other Admission Schemes
Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP)
Admission Scheme for the Second-Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents (ASSG)
General Employment Policy (GEP) for Professionals
Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)
Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS)
Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)
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