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Capital Investment Entrant Scheme

Capital Investment Entrant Scheme

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES) is a program launched by the Hong Kong government that allows qualified individuals to relocate to Hong Kong by making a capital investment in the form of financial assets. There are actually two versions of the CIES:

  • The original CIES program requires a minimum investment of HKD$10 million (around US$1.27 million).

  • The new CIES program, launched in March 2024, requires a minimum investment of HKD$30 million (around US$3.8 million).

Under both programs, once applicants have met the investment requirements and maintained continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong for a period of seven years, they and their dependents are entitled to apply for Hong Kong permanent residence.

The New Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (New CIES) is an initiative by the Hong Kong government to attract high-net-worth individuals to the territory. The program aims to bolster Hong Kong's talent pool and draw in increased capital investment.

Here's a summary of the eligibility requirements for the New CIES program:

  • Be aged 18 or above;

  • Have no adverse immigration record;

  • Have net assets of not less than HKD$30 million (or equivalent in foreign currencies) throughout the two years preceding the application; and

  • Make an investment of a minimum of HKD$30 million (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in the Permissible Investment Assets.

Permissible Investment Assets include stocks listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, bonds issued by the Hong Kong Government or other acceptable institutions, and funds managed by approved asset managers.

If you are interested in learning more about the New CIES program, you can visit the official website of the New CIES Office.

Here are some additional resources that might be helpful:

How Bestar can Help

Here are some areas where Bestar can provide assistance with the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES) in Hong Kong:

  • Understanding the Program: Bestar offers consultation services to help you understand the intricacies of the New CIES program, including eligibility requirements, investment options, and the application process.

  • Application Preparation: We help with gathering necessary documents, filling out application forms, and ensuring your application adheres to Immigration Department guidelines.

  • Liaison: Bestar acts as a liaison between you and the Hong Kong Immigration Department, handling communication and expediting the application process.

Here's what you can do to find out more about Bestar's services:

  • Visit our website: Our company website has a section detailing the services we offer. Search for "Capital Investment Entrant Scheme" or "CIES" on our website.

  • Contact us: We have a phone number and email address listed on our website. You can reach out and inquire about our CIES services.

It's important to note that since the New CIES program is relatively new (launched March 2024), it's wise to choose a service provider with experience in immigration matters.

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