From 25 October 2023, the visa policies for nationals of Vietnam, Nepal and Laos was relaxed and they are eligible for the following entry arrangements:

For nationals of Vietnam:

  1. General Employment Policy (both employment as professionals and investment as entrepreneurs);
  2. Quality Migrant Admission Scheme;
  3. Technology Talent Admission Scheme;
  4. Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents;
  5. Top Talent Pass Scheme; and
  6. Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (“IANG”) (extending to cover Greater Bay Area (“GBA”) campus graduates)

For nationals of Laos and Nepal:

  1. Same as (I) to (V) listed above for nationals of Vietnam;
  2. Training;
  3. Study in full-time locally-accredited local programmes at undergraduate or above level offered by the University Grants Committee-funded institutions, excluding: (i) self-financing programmes offered by the relevant institutions; (ii) programmes offered by the continuing and professional education arms of the relevant institutions; and (iii) exchange programmes or short-term studies offered by the relevant institutions; and
  4. IANG (covering both graduates from study programmes specified at (c) above and GBA campus graduates Note).

For more information, you may refer to the Immigration Department website (https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/index.html) or contact the Immigration Department (Tel: 2824 6111).


Note Persons who have obtained an undergraduate or higher qualification in a full-time programme offered by a higher education institution in the Mainland cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area jointly established by universities of the Mainland and Hong Kong in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools

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