Talents Service Unit online platform commenced operation
The TSU online platform provides one-stop electronic services for talents from around the world. After entering the landing page, users can browse all kinds of practical information, including Hong Kong's advantages and development opportunities, details of the various talent admission schemes, as well as information on the necessities of living in Hong Kong. Potential applicants can use the online platform's Talent Admission Scheme Matching Tool to find out the schemes they are eligible for, and then immediately proceed to the Immigration Department's "e-Visa" platform connected by the TSU online platform to submit applications online; to the convenience of talents located outside Hong Kong, the subsequent payment and visa collection procedures can also take place online.
Besides, the TSU online platform receives enquiries by talents from all over the world and provides contact information on the Dedicated Teams for Attracting Businesses and Talents set up under the Government's respective Mainland and overseas offices. The Dedicated Teams will leverage the liaison networks of their affiliated offices in reaching out to potential talents proactively and promote the various talent admission schemes.
Leading the TSU, the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, said, "With the concerted effort of the Government and various sectors of society, Hong Kong has overcome many challenges brought about by the COVID-19 epidemic. Besides making steady progress along the path towards normality, Hong Kong has shown the world that it has returned to centre stage in the global arena. Now is the golden time for Hong Kong to compete for talents proactively. The Government will take forward in full swing the various new initiatives to compete for talents, including the TSU, to enrich and diversify Hong Kong's talent pool, with a view to meeting the needs of the city's future economic and social developments."
He added, "We have full confidence in meeting our target of competing for talents in the coming three years, that is, to admit annually at least 35 000 talents in total with an intended duration of stay of at least 12 months through the various talent admission schemes from 2023 to 2025."
In addition to launching the online platform today, the Government is making preparations at full steam to set up a physical entity for the TSU. The entity will be dedicated to formulating talent recruitment strategies and publicity, and providing more support services for talents arriving in Hong Kong. The Government will apply to the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council early next year for the necessary resources.
Ends/Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Issued at HKT 9:00
Issued at HKT 9:00