Hong Kong implements regulation allowing spouses to work25 May 2006
The new regulation permitting accompanying spouses of professional staff and capital investors to work without prior approval of the Immigration Department was implemented on 15 May 2006. Spouses who were living in Hong Kong prior to 15 May 2006 may apply to the Immigration Department for removal of the previous restriction. This change applies to married spouses. It does not apply to spouses of foreign nationals admitted for study purposes; they still need to apply for prior permission of the Director of Immigration.