June 22, 2005

The HK government advises that with effect from June 6, 2005, there are visa restrictions on Nepalese nationals.

The Immigration Department announced that from Monday (June 6), it will cease to accept visa applications from nationals of Nepal wanting to study or take up employment in Hong Kong, including establishing or joining in any business, training and as a domestic helper or imported worker.

This arrangement will continue until further notice.

The new arrangement will not affect Nepalese residents in Hong Kong. Their applications on or after June 6, 2005, for extending their stay to continue working, studying or living in Hong Kong will continue to be accepted for processing.

See: http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/20050606.htm