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The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (“CIES”)

In 2003 The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES) was launched by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government.  This scheme aims to facilitate the entry for residence through capital investment into permissible assets without the need to establish or join in a business.

Hong Kong is one of the World's leading financial centers and is the recognised Gateway to China.  With the CIES applicants can take up  employment, join or set up a business in Hong Kong with no restriction or requirement for visas.  They can benefit from one of the Worlds freest economies and a low, simple and predictable tax regime

After seven years of continuous or ordinary residence in Hong Kong, applicants and their dependents can apply for right of abode.

Since the scheme was launched over 2,000 applicants have successfully been granted Hong Kong residency.

 

[Note:- This site is for INFORMATION ONLY.  We not affiliated with the Hong Kong Government or the Hong Kong Immigration Department. For full updated information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department regarding CIES please visit this link ]

 
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

New Amendments to the Rules for Capital Investment Entrant Scheme 

 
Q1:What are the amendments?
 
A1:

The amendments to the Scheme are as follows:

 

  1. the threshold of investment (and Net assets/Net equity requirement) is raised from $6.5 million to $10 million and will be reviewed once every three years;


  2. real estate is suspended temporarily as a class of Permissible investment asset (PIA) ; and


  3. insurers authorized to carry on Class C business as specified in Part 2 of the First Schedule to the Insurance Companies Ordinance are allowed to act as financial intermediaries (FI).
 
  
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NEWS FLASH

The Government announced on October 13, 2010 that following a review, the following amendments will be introduced to the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES) with effect from October 14, 2010 (the commencement date):

 

  1. The threshold of investment (and Net assets/Net equity requirement) for admission to Hong Kong under the CIES is raised from HK$6.5 million to HK$10 million; and
  2. Real estate is suspended temporarily as a class of Permissible Investment Assets (PIA) under the CIES.

 

 

We will be updating this site over the next few days so please check back again soon

 

Newsflash

As of December 2010, over 8,000 people have successfully applied for residency under the Hong Kong Capital Investment Entrant Scheme.  Why Wait?