Foreign nationals who enter Hong Kong as business visitors are now permitted to provide speeches and presentations at events they are attending without having to obtain an employment permit.  

The following criteria must be satisfied in order to remain immigration compliant when entering Hong Kong for this purpose:

  • The visit must be for under 7 days;
  • The foreign visitor must not be paid for carrying out the speech/presentation (with the exception of reimbursement for travel, food and any other expenses relating to the event ); and

Foreign visitors can only provide a speech/presentation at one event per trip .