HONG KONG SUPPLEMENTARY LABOUR SCHEME(SLS)
ONLY TAKES UP 3 MONTHS TO GET YOUR MAN WORK
Hong Kong Residency Benefits
HK residence & citizenship
Eligibility to apply for permanent status and citizenship thereafter
The entire family are eligible
Spouses/civil partners, dependent children under 18
The Supplementary Labour Scheme (SLS) is a labour importation scheme which allows employers with genuine difficulties in finding suitable local staff at technician level or below to import workers to alleviate the manpower shortages. Employers, irrespective of their industry, may apply for imported workers under the SLS.
To 170 countries worldwide, including EU & UK with an Irish passport
Non-Chinese citizen with 7 years of continuous residence in Hong Kong, subject to approvals and a declaration of permanent residence intent
Fast processing time
Department of Justice usually makes decision within 6 months
As in the UK, Irish tax liability is based on residence and domicile
Option to Let Your Property
Secure your HK residency with potential returns on your investments.
High Standard of Schooling
Access to many prestigious universities at lower HK tuition fees.
What are the application procedures
Interested employers should complete the application formand submit it to the Application
As the statutory minimum wage becomes effective on 1 May 2011, the amount of wages offered must be in compliance with the statutory minimum wage requirements.
Employers whose applications are accepted will be required to go through a four-week local recruitment exercise to test the availability of suitable local workers. Where appropriate, employers will also be asked to organize training programmes with the assistance of the Employees Retraining Board to train up local workers to fill the vacancies.
Applications which have gone through the prescribed local recruitment exercise will be passed to the Labour Advisory Board for consideration. Upon the advice of Labour Advisory Board, the Government will consider whether to approve or refuse each application. All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Under the SLS, the approval granted to an employer to import workers would not be automatically renewed. An employer who wishes to continue employing imported workers upon the expiry of their contracts are required to submit an application afresh to the Labour Department, and the application will be considered on its own merits.