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Jan 06, 2023 09:10 PM
ECONOMY

Hong Kong Greenlights 1,400 Visas in Drive to Lure Skilled Professionals

Under Hong Kong’s Top Talent Pass Scheme, individuals who had an income of at least HK$2.5 million ($320,127) in the past year, or graduates of the world’s top 100 universities that have at least three years of work experience over the past five years can apply for a two-year visa. Photo: VCG
Under Hong Kong’s Top Talent Pass Scheme, individuals who had an income of at least HK$2.5 million ($320,127) in the past year, or graduates of the world’s top 100 universities that have at least three years of work experience over the past five years can apply for a two-year visa. Photo: VCG

Hong Kong has approved around 1,400 applications for visas under a scheme that aims to attract talent, the city’s labor chief said Wednesday, as the financial hub attempts to revive its strained job market and boost economic recovery.

The Top Talent Pass Scheme has had an enthusiastic response, with around 2,600 applicants within a week of its launch last Wednesday, Chris Sun, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Labour and Welfare, said at a press briefing.

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