Each year, there are between 250 and 400 business investment visas approved in Hong Kong.
This compares with the approximately 1,600 Capital Investment Entrant Scheme visas which are issued here annually.
As a business investment visa approval can be had for less than a HKD1 million investment in Hong Kong, compared to the minimum HKD10 million under the capital investment visa programme, it may come as a surprise that so few business investment visas are granted each year.
But that’s not the whole story.
Whilst the Hong Kong ID do not put out statistics on how many applications for business investment visas are applied for each year, the file referencing system of the Department actually sheds a great deal of light on the numbers of application they receive.
And, believe it or not, it amounts to approximately 250 each month!
This means, statistically, only 15% or so of all investment visa applications are approved each year!