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Capital Investment Entrant Scheme
More about CIES
(Scheme suspended for new application from 15 January 2015 by The Government of the Hong Kong SAR)
About CIES
The CIES is a migration scheme introduced by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR in 2003 to facilitate the entry for residence by capital investment entrants who need not to be engaged in business operation. The scheme enables eligible persons migrate to Hong Kong by investing not less than HKD10,000,000 in Permissible Investment Assets. After fulfilling the Portfolio Maintenance Requirements and seven years of continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong, the entrants and their dependents may apply to become permanent residence of Hong Kong.

The scheme has been suspended for new application by The Government of the HKSAR with effect from 15 January 2015.
Scope of the Scheme
The scheme is applicable to:
  • Foreign nationals (except Afghanistan, Cuba and North Korea)
  • Macao SAR residents
  • Chinese nationals with permanent resident status in a foreign country
  • Stateless persons with permanent resident status in a foreign country
  • Taiwan residents
Eligible Criteria
  • Aged over 18
  • Have net assets over HKD10,000,000 in the past two years
  • Invest not less than HKD10,000,000 in Permissible Investment Assets
  • No adverse record
  • Able to support the migrant and his dependents living in Hong Kong
Permissible Investment Asset Classes
Specified Financial Assets (denominated in HK dollar)
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Certificates of Deposits (must first obtained Approval-in-Principle)
  • Eligible Collective Investment Schemes
Portfolio Maintenance Requirements
  • No need to top up
  • Cannot withdraw capital gains
  • Can switch between Permissible Invest Assets
  • Continuously for seven years
HSBC Broking Scope of Services
The information provided herein is intended as a general guide for reference. For more information, please visit the website of the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government at or call HSBC Broking at (852) 2521 1661.

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