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The Hong Kong New Capital Investment Entrant Scheme requires the following conditions:

Before submitting the application, the applicant must have a personal net asset value of not less than HK$30 million over the preceding two years; and must not have any adverse record.

The investment threshold will be raised to HK$30 million.

Investors can invest in assets such as stocks, funds, bonds, and non-residential properties (with a maximum limit of HK$10 million).

The approved investment assets include two parts:

  1. Financial assets include: stocks, debt securities, deposit certificates, deferred debt instruments, joint collective investment schemes, limited partnership funds, or non-residential real estate (with a maximum of HK$10 million), involving an investment of HK$27 million.
  2. To support the development of the innovation and technology sector and other key industries, a new "Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Investment Portfolio" has been established, with an investment amount of HK$3 million.

Applicants must be foreign nationals over 18 years of age, Chinese nationals with foreign permanent resident status, Macau residents, and Taiwanese residents of Chinese descent. Applicants can bring dependents to Hong Kong, including spouses and unmarried dependent children under the age of 18, with no limit on the number of applicants..

Upon successful visa application, the initial approval is for two years, followed by renewals of three years each, in a '2+3+3' pattern. After residing for not less than seven years, applicants can apply for permanent residency, after which they are free to dispose of their assets.

The government has abolished the buyer's stamp duty and the new residential stamp duty.

New Capital Investment Entrant Scheme

Application Requirements

  1. Legal Status:
    Applicants must have good character and a clean record.
  2. Family Members:
    Family members can also apply together.
  3. Financial Situation:
    Applicants must provide complete financial documentation.
  4. Asset Requirements:
    Must possess personal net assets of no less than HKD 30 million in the two years prior to application.
  5. Investment Threshold and Areas:
    The investment threshold will be raised to HKD 30 million. Areas include financial markets and innovative technologies, among others.
  6. Financial Markets Include:
    Stocks, debt securities, depositary receipts, deferred debts, joint venture collective investment schemes, limited partnership funds, or non-residential real estate (with a maximum of HKD 10 million).

Financial Asset Investments Include

HKD 27 million

  • Stocks, debt securities
  • Depositary receipts
  • Deferred debts
  • Joint venture collective investment schemes, limited partnership funds
  • Non-residential real estate (up to HKD 10 million)

HKD 3 million

  • Innovative and technological industries and other key sectors development

Timeline of 2+3+3

  • Successful Application
    Approval for two years
  • First renewal
    Three years
  • Second renewal
    Upon approval, residency can commence. Applicants may then apply for permanent residency and will be free to dispose of their assets thereafter.
  • Application for Permanent Residency
    Assets can be freely disposed of after obtaining permanent residency.

Free Follow-up Service UniImmigration Provide

UniImmigration offer a follow –up service of seven years to clients, either applying for the scheme through Uniimmigration or not. All clients are entitled to free "Hong Kong follow-up services of seven years” which includes:

  1. Renew Visa every two years, remind clients of visa expiration date, submit renewal application documents and collect visa for clients
  2. Submit annual asset declaration for clients; replace Hong Kong identity card for school-age dependents
  3. Help clients to declare the changes on their investment portfolio
  4. Providing "Uni" services, such as providing tourist information, buying luxuries and gifts, assisting in property purchase, introducing investment products(e.g., stock and insurance), introducing accounting and legal services, applying to schools for clients’ children

** Free "Hong Kong follow-up services of seven years " is not available for application for Unconditional Stay and Permanent Identity Card.

Requirements of applying for Unconditional Stay and Permanent Identity Card

According to 8.4 and 8.5 of Rules for the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme, applicants may apply to become permanent residents of Hong Kong after a period of continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong of not less than 7 years and subject to any other relevant requirements under the Immigration Ordinance.

If applicants do not fulfilthe requirements above (eg, they may have incurred period of prolonged absence from Hong Kong), in recognition of the contribution the applicants have made to local economy, they may apply for and if granted obtain unconditional stay at the end of the seventh year, whereupon they would also be free to dispose of the Permissible investment assents under the Scheme in whatever way they wish.