The New Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES)

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The New Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES) aims to attract asset owners to settle in the city and explore its diverse investment opportunities through wealth allocation and management.

Introduction of CIES

Eligibility Criteria Permissible Investment Assets Entry, Stay and Extension
  1. Be aged 18 or above

  2. Categories:
    1. Foreign nationals;
    2. Chinese nationals who have obtained permanent resident status in a foreign country;
    3. Macao SAR residents;
    4. Chinese residents of Taiwan

  3. Net Asset Assessment: the applicant should demonstrate to the satisfaction of InvestHK that he/she has net assets or net equity to which he/she is absolutely beneficially entitled with a market value of not less than HK$30 million net (or equivalent in foreign currencies) throughout the two years preceding the date he/she lodged the application;

  4. An applicant has met the Investment Requirements if he/she has invested not less than HK$30 million net (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in Permissible investment assets to which he/ she is absolutely beneficially entitled
  1. Invest a minimum of HK$27 million in any of the following assets:
    1. Equities
    2. Debt Securities
    3. Certificates of deposits
    4. Subordinated debt
    5. Eligible collective investment schemes
    6. LPFs registered under the LPFO (subject to an aggregate cap of HK$10 million.)
    7. Non-residential real estate (subject to a cap of HK$10 million.)

  2. Invest HK$3 million in The CIES IP to support the development of innovation and technology industries of Hong Kong.
  • If Approval-in-Principle is given after assessment from the immigration perspectives, Director of Immigration (DoI) will grant a visa/entry permit to the Applicant for entering Hong Kong on visitor status for not more than 180 days for making the committed investment within the period.

  • Upon satisfaction from immigration perspectives, DoI will grant Formal Approval of the Entry Application. Permission to stay will normally be granted to the Applicant/Entrant and his dependants, where any, for not more than 24 months on time limitation only

  • Further applications for extension of stay for not more than three years should follow the same application procedures.

  • An Entrant and his dependants, where any, who upon a period of continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong of not less than seven years and subject to any other relevant requirements under the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115 of the Laws of Hong Kong), may apply to DoI for becoming Hong Kong permanent residents in accordance with the law.
Eligibility Criteria
  1. Be aged 18 or above

  2. Categories:
    1. Foreign nationals;
    2. Chinese nationals who have obtained permanent resident status in a foreign country;
    3. Macao SAR residents;
    4. Chinese residents of Taiwan

  3. Net Asset Assessment: the applicant should demonstrate to the satisfaction of InvestHK that he/she has net assets or net equity to which he/she is absolutely beneficially entitled with a market value of not less than HK$30 million net (or equivalent in foreign currencies) throughout the two years preceding the date he/she lodged the application;

  4. An applicant has met the Investment Requirements if he/she has invested not less than HK$30 million net (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in Permissible investment assets to which he/ she is absolutely beneficially entitled
Permissible Investment Assets
  1. Invest a minimum of HK$27 million in any of the following assets:
    1. Equities
    2. Debt Securities
    3. Certificates of deposits
    4. Subordinated debt
    5. Eligible collective investment schemes
    6. LPFs registered under the LPFO (subject to an aggregate cap of HK$10 million.)
    7. Non-residential real estate (subject to a cap of HK$10 million.)

  2. Invest HK$3 million in The CIES IP to support the development of innovation and technology industries of Hong Kong.
Entry, Stay and Extension
  • If Approval-in-Principle is given after assessment from the immigration perspectives, Director of Immigration (DoI) will grant a visa/entry permit to the Applicant for entering Hong Kong on visitor status for not more than 180 days for making the committed investment within the period.

  • Upon satisfaction from immigration perspectives, DoI will grant Formal Approval of the Entry Application. Permission to stay will normally be granted to the Applicant/Entrant and his dependants, where any, for not more than 24 months on time limitation only

  • Further applications for extension of stay for not more than three years should follow the same application procedures.

  • An Entrant and his dependants, where any, who upon a period of continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong of not less than seven years and subject to any other relevant requirements under the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115 of the Laws of Hong Kong), may apply to DoI for becoming Hong Kong permanent residents in accordance with the law.

For detailed criteria, please check the regulations from the Hong Kong Immigration Department or contact us.

Why should you choose Ray White?

As a brand with over 120+ years, we possess extensive investment experience across Greater China areas
Ray White Hong Kong office has operated for over a decade, serving countless clients with developed countries’ immigration and property investment needs
The Hong Kong government referenced Australia’s investment immigration policies when launching CIES which aligns with our prior experience
Our founder of the migration department Ms. Mei Lai JP, a former Australian immigration officer, has been based in Beijing for many years. She deeply understands the culture and immigration policy in mainland, Hong Kong, and Australia.
We partnerships with numerous renowned domestic and international financial enterprises
We offer an unique joint solution for applying residence visas in both Hong Kong and Australia
We have sophisticated experience in providing comprehensive post-immigration support in Hong Kong and Australia
Enjoy the unique benefits of Hong Kong
Hong Kong serves as a vital communication bridge between the mainland and the international community. It is a global finance, investment, and trade leader, leveraging its unique inclusiveness to integrate Chinese and Western developmental achievements. Hong Kong’s advanced internationalized perspective and comprehensive taxation and legal framework have fostered a highly competitive business and investment environment.
Financial Security Assured in Common Law Regions
Hong Kong is a common law jurisdiction operating under the English-American legal system. It has a legal system that is widely recognized internationally. There are multiple international mediation and arbitration centers in Hong Kong, and its legal and taxation systems are comprehensive. As a result, Hong Kong has established one of the most globally competitive business environments.
An Education System Aligned with International Standards
Hong Kong is acclaimed for its world-class education system. Home to numerous prestigious universities, as well as private and international schools adhering to global standards, the city offers an open, multicultural environment for the next generation to thrive, broadening their horizons and exposure to diverse cultures.
An Open and Inclusive Living Environment
The Hong Kong passport provides access to 172 countries and regions globally. As a hub connecting the East and West, It is rooted in Chinese culture and influenced by other cultures, who have collectively forged their own unique history and brought a variety of lifestyles and choices. Hong Kong’s distinct cultural imprint lies in its ability to harmonize differences and embrace diversity.
High-Quality Healthcare Services
Hong Kong has one of the longest life expectancies owing to its well-developed, high-quality healthcare system and thriving private health insurance market. The public and private hospital networks serve complementary roles in maintaining the health of Hong Kong’s residents. Additionally, the healthcare industry in Hong Kong is subject to strict professional standards and regulatory oversight, which has substantially reduced the incidence of medical incidents.

FAQ

Q1

如果職業不是在移民清單SOL (Skilled Occupation Lists)上,是否不能申請技術移民簽證?

是。 如果申請人的職業不在清單上,申請人將無法申請技術移民簽證。

Q2

甚麼是職業評估(Skill Assessment)?

申請技術移民簽證前,職業評估機構會將申請人的學歷和工作經驗,與澳洲該職業的要求作對比,確保申請人的技能水平與澳洲一致。

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