Hong Kong Updates Visa and Entry Permit Application Requirements

Effective June 19, 2023, the Immigration Department will adjust application requirements for visas and entry permits for dependents, foreign domestic workers, imported workers, students, and those wishing to enter Hong Kong for a working holiday.

Applicants in these categories must declare whether they have any criminal convictions.

The department will process applications received by June 18, 2023, with or without a criminal conviction declaration.

This change does not apply to extension applications. In addition, foreign domestic helpers currently working in Hong Kong applying for contract renewal with the same employer or for completing the remaining/extended period of the current contract with the same employer or for a change of employer in Hong Kong are not affected by this adjustment.

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