Hong Kong immigration authorities have increased the number of occupations on the Talent List.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals working in 51 designated occupations, including certain engineers, architectural professionals and those working in the innovation and technology sectors, are now eligible to apply for the:
    • Quality Migrant Admission Scheme.
    • General Employment Policy.
    • Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals.
  • Hong Kong authorities increased the Talent List from 13 to 51 occupations. The full list is available here.
  • Individuals can submit their immigration applications on this website.

Additional Information: More information regarding the expanded Talent List and guidance for applying under various immigration schemes is available on the Hong Kong Talent Engage website.

BAL Analysis: Hong Kong authorities expanded the Talent List to meet the region’s development needs and attract more highly skilled foreign nationals to live and work in the region.

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