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Facts & Stats

To hire a foreign national in Hong Kong, you need to ensure that they obtain a work permit. This means they must be employed by a Hong Kongese entity and go through the lengthy immigration process. Our Employer of Record (EOR) model can simplify this process. We take on all liabilities associated with hiring the employee, sponsor their visa, and handle the paperwork for their work permit application.


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Supported visa types Work Permit, Mainland Nationals, Non Local Graduates
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Processing time 2-3 mo.
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Currency Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
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Languages Chinese, English

Frequently asked questions

Requirements vary between visa types, refer to our Immigration guide to find more information. 
The estimated timeline to get a work permit in Hong Kong is 2-3 months.
With the EOR model, Deel, as the employer, can sponsor and handle the visa application.

No, the employee cannot start working until their work permit is secured and activated.