Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS)

About Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS)

What is TechTAS?

TechTAS provides a fast-track arrangement for eligible companies to admit overseas and Mainland technology talent to undertake research and development ("R&D") work for them. Companies that are engaged in R&D in the areas of artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity, data analytics, financial technologies, material science, robotics, 5G communications, digital entertainment, green technology, integrated circuit design, Internet-of-Things or microelectronics are eligible to make applications.

  • Eligible companies would first have to apply for a quota.
  • A company allotted with a quota can accordingly sponsor eligible persons to apply for an employment visa / entry permit within the quota validity period.
  • It also has to fulfil the requirement to employ new local employees.

Leaflet (overview of TechTAS)

Videos of case sharing by successful applicants:

Title Type
Episode 1 Video (Transcript)
Episode 2 Video (Transcript)

To learn more about TechTAS, please see FAQs.

 

Enquiries

I. General enquiry on TechTAS

Innovation and Technology Commission
Enquiry hotline: (852) 3655 5856
Fax: (852) 3691 8655
E-mail: techtas@itc.gov.hk

 

II. Quota applications

(a) For Applicants which are tenants / incubatees / grantees / occupants of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation or the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Enquiry hotline: (852) 2629 6927 / (852) 2780 6938
E-mail: techtas@hkstp.org
Website: https://www.hkstp.org/en

 

Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Enquiry hotline: (852) 3166 3800
Fax: (852) 3166 3118
E-mail: techtas@cyberport.hk
Website: http://www.cyberport.hk/en

 

(b) For Applicants which are NOT tenants / incubatees / grantees / occupants of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation or the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

Innovation and Technology Commission
Enquiry hotline: (852) 2180 9041 / (852) 2180 9040
Fax: (852) 3691 8655
E-mail: techtas@itc.gov.hk

 

III. Employment Visa / Entry Permit applications under TechTAS

Immigration Department

General enquiry
Enquiry hotline: (852) 2824 6111
Fax: (852) 2877 7711
E-mail: enquiry@immd.gov.hk
Website: https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/index.html

 

Application status enquiry
Enquiry hotline: (852) 3160 8663 (24-hour)
Website: www.gov.hk/immdstatusenquiry