Eligibility and Claiming Benefits in Hong Kong

Information on how to claim benefits in Hong Kong, as well as links to further relevant websites...

Eligibility criteria and the claims procedure can vary, depending on the type of benefit. As a general rule, nothing will be paid to those who do not have residency status. Anyone arriving in Hong Kong must be able to support themselves financially before they will be granted entry.

On the whole all the main government departments have comprehensive websites with English language versions. Many of these also have downloadable brochures and application forms plus links to local offices with directions and opening times. Some departments offer the option of booking appointments online.

Further advice and help is often available from embassies and consulates locally. In addition, there is the Community Advice Bureau for information and help in English on a range of topics, including healthcare.

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