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Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)



Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)


The Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG) is a scheme by the Hong Kong government to attract fresh graduates to stay and work in the city. Here's a summary of the program:


  • Eligibility: You can apply if you are a non-local graduate with an undergraduate or higher qualification from a full-time and locally-accredited program in Hong Kong. This includes graduates from universities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area that meet specific criteria.

  • Recent Graduates: If you apply within 6 months of graduation, you don't need a job offer to apply for a stay of up to 24 months.

  • Returning Graduates: If applying after 6 months, you must have a job offer in hand at a professional level with market-rate remuneration.

  • Extension of Stay: You can apply to extend your stay before it expires, but you will need a job offer or proof of business establishment in Hong Kong.


Application Process:


  1. Online Application: Submit your application through the Hong Kong Government's online portal.

  2. Required Documents:

  • Completed application form (ID 91)

  • Valid travel document

  • Hong Kong Identity Card (if applicable)

  • Official transcript of academic records or graduation certificate (or supporting letter from your university confirming graduation)

  • Proof of financial resources (for recent graduates only)

  • Employment contract (for returning graduates only)

  1. Processing Time:

  • Generally 2 weeks for recent graduates (upon receiving all documents).

  • Around 4 weeks for returning graduates.

  • Processing times may vary depending on application volume and complexity.


Additional Points:


  • The Immigration Department has absolute discretion to approve or reject applications.

  • You can extend your stay before it expires, but you will need a job offer or proof of business establishment in Hong Kong.


Remember, this is just a summary. It's advisable to visit the official website for the most up-to-date details and any changes to the program.


For more information and the application process, refer to the official Hong Kong Immigration Department website.


How Bestar can Help


Bestar assists with the Hong Kong Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG) application process.


Bestar is a Specialist Firm: We offer professional advice and guidance on the IANG application process.


To find out if Bestar can be of assistance, contact us and explain your situation as a non-local graduate seeking IANG status.




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