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What is the New Capital Investment Entrant Scheme?

The New Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (“New CIES”), relaunched by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in 2024, aims to facilitate the entry of official residences by capital investment entrants. Applicants of New CIES are required to make a capital investment of HKD30 million or above in permissible investment assets in Hong Kong.

Scope and eligibility criteria of New CIES

New CIES is applicable to:
  1. Foreign nationals1
  2. Chinese nationals who have obtained permanent resident status in a foreign country
  3. Macao Special Administrative Region residents
  4. Chinese residents of Taiwan
To be eligible for approval to New CIES, an applicant must:
  1. be aged 18 or above;
  2. have net assets of at least HKD30 million throughout the two years preceding his application;
  1. have invested within and thereafter throughout the period beginning six months before the application is lodged for Net Asset Assessment, and ending on the 180th day after Approvalin-Principle has been granted by the Director of Immigration or beginning on the day when Approval-in-Principle has been granted by the Director of Immigration and ending on the 180th day thereafter, not less than HKD30 million in permissible investment assets;
  1. have no adverse immigration record and meet normal immigration and security requirements; and
  1. be able to demonstrate that he is capable of supporting and accommodating himself and his dependants on his own without relying on any return on the permissible investment assets, employment or public assistance in Hong Kong.

Permissible investment assets

The applicant must invest and remain invested throughout the period of New CIES in one or a combination of the following permissible investment assets2:
  1. Equities – shares of companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and traded in Hong Kong Dollars or in Renminbi.
  2. Debt securities – denominated in Hong Kong Dollars or in Renminbi, which are issued or fully guaranteed by the HKSAR Government or specified corporations/agencies from time to time determined by the Director of Immigration.
  3. Certificates of deposits – denominated in Hong Kong Dollars or Renminbi, issued by authorised institutions as defined in the Banking Ordinance with a remaining term to maturity of not less than 12 months at the time of acquisition, subject to a cap of 10% (i.e. HKD3 million) of the minimum investment threshold. This acquisition must take place after Approval-in-Principle has been granted by the Director of Immigration.
  4. Subordinate debt – denominated in Hong Kong Dollars or in Renminbi issued by authorised institutions as defined in the Banking (Capital) Rules.
  5. Eligible Collective Investment Schemes – as specified by the HKSAR Government.
  6. According to Ownership interest in limited partnership funds registered under the Limited Partnership Fund Ordinance (Cap. 637 of the Laws of Hong Kong) or open-ended fund companies registered under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and managed by corporations licensed by or institutions registered with the SFC for Type 9 regulated activity, the total investment amount is subject to an aggregate cap of HKD10 million.
  7. Non-residential real estate – includes pre-completion properties covering offices, commercial premises, retail premises and factories and excludes land and multi-purpose real estate partly for residential purposes, subject to a cap of HKD10 million.
  8. New CIES Investment Portfolio – the applicant under New CIES is required to place HKD3 million into a new CIES Investment Portfolio. The new CIES Investment Portfolio will make investments in companies/projects with a Hong Kong nexus, with a view to supporting the development of innovation and technology industries and other strategic industries that are beneficial to the long-term development of Hong Kong’s economy.

For details on New CIES, please visit InvestHK’s relevant website

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Why Standard Chartered

As a leading international banking group, Standard Chartered is Hong Kong’s oldest note-issuing bank, upholding a legacy spanning over 160 years. Our unwavering commitment to service excellence ensures that your financial needs are met through our comprehensive network of more than 70 branches.

Your team
  • Partnered with INSEAD, one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, to upskill our team of professional Relationship Managers and Wealth Specialists
  • Four dedicated Wealth Management Centres at core locations in Hong Kong
  • 7×24 Priority Private Global Experiences providing you with unparalleled lifestyle and travel privileges such as Michelin-starred restaurants and limousine rides
Your wealth
  • Best-in-class personal investment analysis services by a seasoned team of wealth experts
  • Bringing your vision for “Today, Tomorrow and Forever” to life through our proprietary advisory architecture SC Wealth Select
  • Open a Wealth Saver Account to enjoy a perpetual monthly Bonus Reward and access your funds anytime without any lock-in period
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  • Unlock exclusive travel benefits with Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard® – Priority Private
  • Receive private invitations to our signature events, ranging from wealth to lifestyle-related experiences

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Important Notes for Wealth Saver Account:

  • Terms and conditions apply. For Bonus Reward details and related Terms and Conditions for Wealth Saver Account, please visit

Risk Disclosure Statement of Foreign Exchange:

  • Foreign exchange involves risks. Fluctuation in the exchange rate of a foreign currency may result in gains or significant losses in the event that the client converts deposit from the foreign currency to another currency (including Hong Kong Dollar).

Risk Disclosure Statement of Renminbi Deposit Services:

  • Renminbi exchange rate, like any other currency, is affected by a wide range of factors and is subject to fluctuations. Such fluctuations may result in gains and losses in the event that the customer subsequently converts Renminbi to another currency (including Hong Kong dollars); and
  • Renminbi is currently not freely convertible and conversion of Renminbi through banks in Hong Kong is subject to restrictions specified by the Bank and regulatory requirements applicable from time to time. The actual conversion arrangement will depend on the restrictions prevailing at the relevant time.

For details on New CIES, please visit InvestHK’s relevant website

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  • The application form can be downloaded from InvestHK’s relevant website or obtained at InvestHK offices. For details, please visit

  • You cannot withdraw any capital gain from your investment if its market value exceeds the requisite threshold. Cash dividend income and interest income derived from the permissible financial assets can be retained by you and need not be ring-fenced under New CIES.

  • You are not required to top up the value of your investment should the value of your total investment under New CIES fall below the requisite minimum level of HKD30 million.

  • You are free to shift your investments from one permissible financial asset to another (e.g. from equities to debt securities or vice versa) provided that the entire proceeds from sale of the initial asset are reinvested within 14 calendar days. You should keep a record of every change of your investment portfolio for the purpose of applying for extension of stay in Hong Kong.

  • You are required to invest and remain invested throughout the period of New CIES. After a period of 7 years, you can apply to become a permanent resident of Hong Kong. If you are granted the right of abode in Hong Kong, whereupon you would also be free to dispose of the permissible investment assets under New CIES in whatever way you wish.

  • According to the “Rules for the New CIES”, you are only permitted to open a New CIES account with up to three financial intermediaries, each from a different category. The use of more than one financial intermediary from the same category at the same time is not allowed. To enjoy the services provided by Standard Chartered, you may transfer the entire portfolio of specified financial assets from your current New CIES account to a new account with us and inform InvestHK of such a change.


  1. The Bank reserves the right to vary, modify and terminate any of the above offers and to amend any of these terms andconditions from time to time without prior notice. In case of disputes, the decision of the Bank shall be final and binding.
  2. Terms and Conditions apply to services of Priority Private. Please contact branch staff for more details.
  3. Information on New CIES provided in this webpage is for reference only. For details, please refer to the complete and most up-to date information provided by the HKSAR Immigration Department and InvestHK, which may be amended from time to time.
  4. If there is any inconsistency or conflict between the English and the Chinese versions, the English version shall prevail.

Important Note:

  • Unit Trusts/ Mutual Funds/Debt Securities/Securities are investment products. The investment decision is yours but you should not invest in such products unless the intermediary who sells it to you has explained to you that the product is suitable for you having regard to your financial situation, investment experience and investment objective.

Risk Disclosure Statement (for all investment products):

  • Investment involves risk. The investment products are not alternatives to ordinary savings or time deposits and are not protected deposits and not being protected under the Deposit Protection Scheme in Hong Kong. They may not be principal-protected. The prices of investment products fluctuate, sometimes dramatically. The prices of investment products may move up or down and may become valueless, and investors may not get back the amount they have invested. Past performance is no guide to its future performance.
  • Investors should read the terms and conditions contained in the relevant offering documents and in particular the investment policies and the risk factors and latest financial results information carefully and are advised to seek independent professional advice before making any investment decision. Investors should ensure they fully understand the risks associated with investment products and should also consider their own investment objective and risk tolerance level.

This webpage does not constitute any offer, invitation or recommendation to any person to enter into any transaction described therein or any similar transaction, nor does it constitute any prediction of likely future movements. Investors should not make investment decisions based on this webpage alone.

This webpage has not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures commission or any regulatory authority in Hong Kong.