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Hong Kong

Overview

In September 2003, the Immigration Department of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China introduced the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme. Prior to the introduction of the scheme, individuals seeking residence in return for investment in the HKSAR had to rely on a subset of the employment visa, known as the Employment Visa Based upon Investment in Hong Kong (the business investment visa).

Although its Capital Investment Entrant Scheme was suspended in 2015, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) offers several other residence programs Hong Kong is a diverse, leading metropolis offering a unique blend of Eastern and Western traditions. It is one of the world’s most business-friendly cities and has a world-class infrastructure.

Hong Kong enjoys an open economy with a free market and low taxation. It is an important international finance and trade center. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) offers several residence programs for talented individuals seeking residence in this Asian metropolis.

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Applicants must complete a points-based test under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

4 – 8 months

Eligible to apply for permanent residence after 7 years

Favorable taxation system for individuals and businesses

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Investment options:

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme was officially suspended on 15 January 2015. However, there are other alternatives for individuals who wish to apply for Hong Kong residence. These are: • The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme aims to attract highly skilled or talented persons who will settle in Hong Kong in order to enhance its economy, except for nationals of Afghanistan, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Nepal, and Vietnam. • The General Employment Policy sets out the entry requirements for persons who wish to enter or stay in the HKSAR for professional employment. • Investment as Entrepreneurs, which is for persons who wish to enter or stay in the HKSAR in exchange for establishing or joining in business as entrepreneurs under the General Employment Policy.

Steps to follow

Step 1 - Preliminary Check:

Our specialized team will review the documentation submitted to verify that the immigration requirements are met. In addition, we will verify the transparency of investment funds. As a result, we will have a background check report and signed contract.

Step 2 - Choose of Investment:

You must select the investment option that most convinces and suits you, so that later we can start the process. If you decide to obtain residency through real estate investment, we will help you choose your property based on your needs and desires.

Step 3 - Preparation of documents and sending to the corresponding agency:

We take care of everything: we obtain the criminal record certificates, we fill out and complete the government forms, we certify the documents before a notary, we do the translation and apostille everything (this service has a separate cost), and then we send it to the residence. We present your documents independently and with strict compliance with the requirements, as well as monitoring the progress of the application. As a result, we will confirm the receipt of the documents by the government.

Step 4 - Due Diligence check:

Once the citizenship agency receives all the documents, the applicant's background check begins. In the event that additional documents are required during verification, we will handle those requests.

Step 5 - Case Investigation:

We look forward to a positive resolution and receive the new documents together with you. If necessary, we can also help you with other operational, commercial and even domestic matters (including the arrangements of additional documents).

Step 6 - Receiving Passports/Residency:

When the investment and all fees are paid, you receive the certificate of residence. Then, these documents are sent to you, so that after the wait, you can start enjoying them.

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FAQ

How to prove that children and parents depend on the main applicant?

We serve clients both inside and outside Spain, regardless of current status or past immigration issues.  Instead of listing each individual visa category that we handle, or all of the different courts and agencies that we have advocated before, we list below on a general breakdown of the areas of immigration law within which we work.

Does this residency allow me to obtain citizenship?

We serve clients both inside and outside Spain, regardless of current status or past immigration issues.  Instead of listing each individual visa category that we handle, or all of the different courts and agencies that we have advocated before, we list below on a general breakdown of the areas of immigration law within which we work.

For how long will I have the residence?

We serve clients both inside and outside Spain, regardless of current status or past immigration issues.  Instead of listing each individual visa category that we handle, or all of the different courts and agencies that we have advocated before, we list below on a general breakdown of the areas of immigration law within which we work.

What documents are required to prove the origin of the funds?

We serve clients both inside and outside Spain, regardless of current status or past immigration issues.  Instead of listing each individual visa category that we handle, or all of the different courts and agencies that we have advocated before, we list below on a general breakdown of the areas of immigration law within which we work.

What is Hong Kong's local income tax rate?

We serve clients both inside and outside Spain, regardless of current status or past immigration issues.  Instead of listing each individual visa category that we handle, or all of the different courts and agencies that we have advocated before, we list below on a general breakdown of the areas of immigration law within which we work.

Is dual citizenship accepted in Hong Kong?

We serve clients both inside and outside Spain, regardless of current status or past immigration issues.  Instead of listing each individual visa category that we handle, or all of the different courts and agencies that we have advocated before, we list below on a general breakdown of the areas of immigration law within which we work.

With what currency must the citizenship programs be paid?

We serve clients both inside and outside Spain, regardless of current status or past immigration issues.  Instead of listing each individual visa category that we handle, or all of the different courts and agencies that we have advocated before, we list below on a general breakdown of the areas of immigration law within which we work.

Is Hong Kong a safe country?

We serve clients both inside and outside Spain, regardless of current status or past immigration issues.  Instead of listing each individual visa category that we handle, or all of the different courts and agencies that we have advocated before, we list below on a general breakdown of the areas of immigration law within which we work.

Can the residence be purchased with an investment in Real Estate?

We serve clients both inside and outside Spain, regardless of current status or past immigration issues.  Instead of listing each individual visa category that we handle, or all of the different courts and agencies that we have advocated before, we list below on a general breakdown of the areas of immigration law within which we work.

In what cases can my application be rejected?

We serve clients both inside and outside Spain, regardless of current status or past immigration issues.  Instead of listing each individual visa category that we handle, or all of the different courts and agencies that we have advocated before, we list below on a general breakdown of the areas of immigration law within which we work.

Is it allowed to transfer the investment from the account of a third party?

We serve clients both inside and outside Spain, regardless of current status or past immigration issues.  Instead of listing each individual visa category that we handle, or all of the different courts and agencies that we have advocated before, we list below on a general breakdown of the areas of immigration law within which we work.

The main applicant must go to Hong Kong?

We serve clients both inside and outside Spain, regardless of current status or past immigration issues.  Instead of listing each individual visa category that we handle, or all of the different courts and agencies that we have advocated before, we list below on a general breakdown of the areas of immigration law within which we work.

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