What is TechTAS?
TechTAS is a three-year pilot scheme which provides a fast-track arrangement for eligible technology companies/institutes to admit overseas and Mainland technology talent to undertake R&D work for them. Under the pilot scheme, tenants and incubatees of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (Cyberport) that are engaged in the areas of biotechnology, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, data analytics, financial technologies and material science are eligible for application.
- Eligible technology companies/institutes would first have to apply for a quota.
- A company/institute 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 fulfill the requirement to employ new local employees.
Leaflet (overview of TechTAS)
To learn more about TechTAS, please see FAQs.
When will TechTAS be open for quota application?
TechTAS is open for quota application throughout the year, so long as there are quotas not yet allotted.
Guide and application form
Guide to Application
Quota Application Form (TechTAS 01)
Quota Application Form - Supplementary Sheet (TechTAS 02)
Application for Visa/Entry Permit (ID 1024)
Presentation on TechTAS – Overview and Walkthrough of Quota Application Form (English version only)
General enquiry on TechTAS
Innovation and Technology Commission
Enquiry hotline: (852) 3655 5856
Fax: (852) 2877 9251
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Enquiry hotline: (852) 2629 6706 /
(852) 2780 6938
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Enquiry hotline: (852) 3166 3800
Fax: (852) 3166 3118
Applications for employment visa/entry permit
Enquiry hotline: (852) 2824 6111
Fax: (852) 2877 7711
Application status enquiry
Enquiry hotline: (852) 3160 8663 (24-hour)