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Suspension of the territory's Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES)

According to 2015 Policy address of Hong Kong, the government has announced that the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme would be suspended taking effect from 15 January 2015 until further notice. The Immigration Department will continue to process applications received on or before 14 January 2015, whether already approved (including approval-in-principle and formal approval) or still being processed.

The following immigration schemes arestillavailable:

  1. Quality Migrant Admission Scheme
  2. Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP)
  3. Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents
  4. General Employment Policy (GEP) - Professionals
  5. General Employment Policy (GEP) - Entrepreneurs

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.