Hong Kong Training Visa Application

The training visa in Hong Kong is a great immigration scheme for those employers who seek to have a foreign national to come to Hong Kong for a period of 6 to 12 months to receive a specific training schedule.
The training visa is actually a subcategory of the work visa, specifically-designed for those who are required to come to Hong Kong to receive training in skills related to their current work, or for international students who are doing an internship. However, there are certain requirements and restrictions for the training visa application which you have to be aware of and be well-prepared for before the application process begins.

The basics

Comparatively speaking, with the right documentation, training visas are easily issued by the authorities in Hong Kong, and the nature of the accreditation test for training visas is whether the original form of the subject is being sponsored by the applicant’s home country or not, while the range and period of the training have to be generally considered reasonable in all circumstances.

Scope and schedule of planned training

Under a training visa for Hong Kong, the maximum stay period of the applicant can be for 12 months, but in most cases is granted for 6 months. The final approved duration of stay will entirely depend on scope and schedule included in the presented training plan within the application.
The main purpose of this visa type is to allow applicants a way to come to Hong Kong to receive specific education and training, which should both be obtained from the employing company in Hong Kong. The extent of the relationship does not have to be fixed. However, the Department of Immigration believes there is a logical link between the parties sending such applications and the companies in Hong Kong that will eventually perform or deliver the training locally.
Therefore, it can be said that the training plan within the application is essential, and serves as the single most important documentation within the process. It not only largely determines the duration of stay, but also provides the necessary grounds for the approval of such a visa to a specific individual. Therefore, a carefully crafted and detailed training plan must be submitted as part of any training visa application for any chance for it to be eventually successful.

Hong Kong training visa extensions

Since the Hong Kong Immigration department has set requirements and very specific grounds for granting approvals initially, it can be quite difficult to secure an extension of the training visa afterwards. Hence, it is paramount to submit a training visa application which the entire training plan can be carried out fully, with all its stipulated scope and activities, and that the next required staying period will generally not be granted for up to 12 months.
As the training visa allows the applicant to come to Hong Kong for specific training only, it is usually not possible to extend the approved visa after the initial training period ends, and visa holders are required to depart Hong Kong and return to their native land after its expiration.
A further point to note is that it is allowed and possible for the accompanying family members of training visa holders to have principal and safe dependent visas, while they are currently staying in Hong Kong.

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