HK Opens Door To Second-Generation Chinese-HK Expats

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com 01 May, 2015

Hong Kong has announced that its new immigration scheme for second-generation Chinese-Hong Kong expatriates and professionals will be piloted from May 4, 2015.

The Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents (ASSG) was announced earlier this year. The aim is to encourage the children of Hong Kong emigrants to return. There is no quota under this scheme and applicants are not required to have secured an offer of employment before entry. The ASSG is to be accompanied by relaxations to the immigration requirements for professionals, entrepreneurs, and highly skilled workers.

An immigration department spokesperson said: "In view of the ageing population and shrinking labor force in Hong Kong, we need to ensure that our admission schemes can attract and retain talent, professionals, and entrepreneurs from outside Hong Kong to support our economic development."

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