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Hong Kong, China - General Employment Policy (GEP) 

Hong Kong, China - General Employment Policy (GEP) 

​General Employment Policy (GEP) is for foreign nationals who wish to stay in Hong Kong for employment as professionals.  The foreign nationals who possess special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong Kong may apply to come to work under the GEP. However, GEP does not apply to Chinese Residents of the Mainland, nationals of Afghanistan, cuba and North Korean. 

  • No occupation restrictions 

  • No point-test or language requirement 

  • No assets or investment requirements 

  • Can bring spouse and unmarried children under the age of 18 

  • Can apply for Hong Kong Permanent Residents  

  • 18 years old or above  

  • Must have a qualified job offer from a Hong Kong company  

  • Proof no local candidate can fulfill the employment 

  • Have bachelor’s degree and related work experience 

  • No criminal records


Step 1: Retain Anlex Consultants to assess and prepare your application 

Step 2: Submit your application to the Immigration Department 

Step 3: Receive file numbers and additional documents request 

Step 4: Receive decision 

Acquiring Status

Estimated Timeline


3 months

Please contact us or make an appointment with our experienced consultant for the details of the requirement, procedure, processing time or free assessment. 

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