The Hong Kong SAR Government announced details of the new Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES) during the 2023-24 Fiscal Budget. A successful applicant may bring his/her dependents (including spouse and unmarried dependent children under 18 years of age) to Hong Kong, and they may apply to become permanent Hong Kong residents in accordance with the law, upon a period of continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong of not less than seven years.

Details of the Scheme

Eligible Applicants

  • Foreign nationals
  • Chinese nationals who have obtained permanent resident status in a foreign country
  • Macao Special Administrative Region residents
  • Chinese residents of Taiwan
  • Eligible persons aged 18 or above

Applicant Qualifications

Invest minimum HK$30 million in Permissible Investment Assets*

Application Acceptance Time

Now accepting applications
  • Company establishment in Hong Kong is not required

  • Individuals could gain access to high-quality education systems, comprehensive medical and healthcare services in Hong Kong

  • Qualified individuals may apply to become a permanent Hong Kong resident after the continuous compliance with the Portfolio Maintenance Requirements for not less than 7 years

  • In cases where the continuous ordinary residence requirement cannot be met, but the Portfolio Maintenance Requirements have been satisfied for a minimum of 7 years, the Entrant and his dependents may apply for unconditional stay
Application Process
  1. Complete investment consultation

  2. Prepare net asset assessment

  3. Obtain entry application approval-in-principle

  4. Open an account at KGI Asia & complete investments within the specified period with notification to Immigration Department supported by KGI Asia

  5. Apply for Hong Kong permanent residency after 7 consecutive years of residence

  6. Apply for extension of stay

  7. Complete required investments within the specified period

  8. Get formal approval from the Immigration Department to apply for a HKID card

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