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Published: 12:57, February 09, 2023 | Updated: 14:34, February 10, 2023
GBA to launch new talent permits arrangement
By Chai Hua
Published:12:57, February 09, 2023 Updated:14:34, February 10, 2023 By Chai Hua

This aerial photo taken on Sept 27, 2020 shows the science and technology park along the bank of the Dasha River in Nanshan District of Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

SHENZHEN - Residents in the nine mainland cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area can apply for a new talent permit to Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions starting Feb 20, the National Immigration Administration (NIA) announced on Thursday.

Visitors under the new permits arrangement will be granted a stay of as long as 30 days in either of the two SARs.

High-end talents under six categories working in the Greater Bay Area are eligible to apply for such entry permits. They are: talents who have made outstanding contributions to the development of the region; scientific research talents; education talents; health talents; legal talents; and other talents recognized by local authorities

High-end talents under six categories working in the Greater Bay Area are eligible to apply for such entry permits. They are: talents who have made outstanding contributions to the development of the region; scientific research talents; education talents; health talents; legal talents; and other talents recognized by local authorities.

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An eligible candidate can apply for travel endorsements to the HKSAR and Macao SAR either respectively or together, with the validity periods ranging from five years and three years to one year, depending on the candidate's category, according to the policy.

While excellent talents can submit their applications to any immigration management authority above the county-level in the Bay Area, other categories of talents can only submit them to such authorities above the county-level within the place where they work, according to the policy.

The aim of the new policy is to facilitate talents in the region to participate in more technology and scientific exchange activities and promote the overall development of the 11-city cluster with the full resumption of normal cross-border traveling this month.

It will inject new momentum into the socio-economic development of the mainland, as well as Hong Kong and Macao, added the NIA.

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Currently, the existing traveling permits for individual tourists and business visits from the mainland allow a maximum stay of seven days in Hong Kong, while visitors for family reunion purposes can stay up to 90 days, and a longer duration can be approved for training and studying in the city.

Contact the writer at grace@chinadailyhk.com

With inputs from Xinhua


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