You pay a fee for your work permit application. The money is not refunded if your application is rejected.

Fee for work permit application

Work permit application: HKD 1 840 

Application for your family

Adults: HKD 920 

Children under 18: HKD 460 


If you are applying online, you pay with a credit card or a bank card.

If you are applying on a paper form, you pay by credit card or bank transfer.

Special fees for certain occupations

For some occupations, special fees are required. These are: artists, au pairs, visiting researchers, athletes and coaches. They pay HKD 920 .