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Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS)

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Under TechTAS, eligible companies can fast-track the admission of non-local technology professionals to undertake research and development (R&D) work in Hong Kong. These companies must apply for and receive a quota from the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), after which they can sponsor eligible candidates for employment visas / entry permits within the 24-month quota validity period.

Applicants# who qualify for TechTAS must, among others,:

  • Be employed as a full-time employee by a company with a valid quota at the time of application
  • Be engaged principally in conducting R&D in 5G communications, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cyber security, data analytics, digital entertainment, financial technologies, green technology, integrated circuit design, Internet-of-Things, material science, microelectronics or robotics
  • Hold a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics from a well-recognised university
  • Have a remuneration package commensurate with the prevailing market rate
  • Meet the particulars pertaining to the job position set out in the ITC's quota allotment letter

The TechTAS offers some enhancement measures:

  • Relaxing the pattern of limit of stay from “2+3+3” years to “3+3+2” years

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# This Scheme is not applicable to nationals of Afghanistan, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Nepal and Vietnam.  

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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 Entrepreneurs
General Employment Policy (GEP) for Professionals
Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)
Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)
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