Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section

Conditions of Stay

Under Regulation 2 (3) of the Immigration Regulations, Cap. 115A, a successful applicant entering the HKSAR as a student shall be subject to the following conditions of stay that:


He/ she shall become a student only at a specified school, university or other educational institution and undertake such course of study as may be approved by the Director of Immigration; and


He/ she shall not:



take up any employment, whether paid or unpaid; or



establish or join in any business.

Non-local students who are eligible to take up internship and part-time employment will be notified of the arrangements individually by a ‘No Objection Letter’ (NOL) upon approval of entry and extension of stay applications. The NOL will spell out the type(s) and conditions of employment which the student may take up.

For further information, please refer to the following guidebooks:

Guidebook for Entry for Study in Hong Kong
Career Guide for Non-local Students