HK Immigration

香港投資移民計劃 Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES)


The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES) is applicable to eligible persons aged 18 or above, including:

  • Foreign nationals;
  • Chinese nationals who have obtained permanent resident status in a foreign country;
  • Macao Special Administrative Region residents; and
  • Chinese residents of Taiwan.

Upon successful application, an applicant may bring his or her dependents, including a spouse and unmarried dependent children aged under 18 years, to Hong Kong.


Application Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The applicant has net assets of not less than HK $30 million to which the applicant is absolutely beneficially entitled throughout the two years preceding the application;
  2. The applicant has no adverse record both in Hong Kong and country/region of residence;
  3. The applicant must invest a minimum of HK $30 million in permissible investment assets, including:
    • A minimum of HK $27 million in assets such as equities, debt securities, certificates of deposit, subordinated debt, eligible collective investment schemes, limited partnership funds or non-residential real estate with upper limit of HK $1 million, and
    • HK $3 million that will be invested in a new CIES investment portfolio.


Pattern of Limit of Stay Is “2+3+3” Years:

When the applicant receives an approval in principle, they can enter Hong Kong as a visitor for three months. During this period, the applicant must show evidence of active progress in investment in Hong Kong. When the applicant has furnished proof that the requisite amount of investment has been made, permission to stay for two years (formal approval) will be granted.

After this two-year period, the applicant and his/her dependents may apply for an extension of stay for not more than three years. Upon the expiry of each three-year period, they may subsequently apply for further extensions of stay for not more than three years.


Applying for Hong Kong Permanent Residence:

Upon a period of continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong of not less than seven years, the applicant and his/her dependents may apply to become Hong Kong permanent residents in accordance with the law. If an applicant and his/her dependents are unable to fulfil the continuous ordinary residence requirement, but the applicant continuously satisfies the financial requirements under the CIES scheme for not less than seven years, the applicant and his/her dependents may apply for an unconditional stay in Hong Kong. If such application is approved, the applicant will be free to dispose of the invested assets.


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Other Immigration to Hong Kong Programs:

Top Talent Pass Scheme (TTPS)

Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (AMSTP)

Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)