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Key Points

  • Hong Kong extended eligibility periods for non-permanent residents to enter the region with expired immigration permissions


The authorities of Hong Kong extended the facilitation measures that allow eligible non-permanent residents currently residing outside of Hong Kong to apply for an extension of stay if they cannot return to Hong Kong to renew expiring permissions. As a result, extensions will apply until June 30, 2023. Extensions are available to foreign nationals under one of the nine different immigration schemes.

What are the Changes?

The authorities of Hong Kong extended permission of stay measures for eligible foreign nationals currently residing outside Hong Kong or unable to enter Hong Kong. According to the authorities, the extension will grant foreign nationals more time to travel to Hong Kong. Initially, the extension was set to expire on December 31, 2022.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the authorities of Hong Kong’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: News, Government of Hong Kong

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