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Employment Agencies Portal

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WELCOME MESSAGE

The Employment Agencies Administration of the Labour Department is responsible for enforcing Part XII of the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57), the Employment Agency Regulations (Cap. 57A) and the Code of Practice for Employment Agencies in regulating employment agencies (EAs) through licencing, inspection, complaint investigation and prosecution.

This portal provides a one-stop platform to assist the public to gain access to information relating to the regulation of EAs in Hong Kong, which includes, among others, relevant legislative requirements, application procedures of EA licence and information of EA(s) with valid licence in Hong Kong. Job-seekers and employers may check whether an EA holds a valid licence before using its service and can use the search engine provided in this website to search the EA(s) with valid licence in Hong Kong.

For matters relating to the employment of foreign domestic helpers, please visit the website of the Foreign Domestic Helpers Corner of this department.


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IMPORTANT MESSAGES RELATED to COVID-19

2021.09.10

The Government opens Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre for quarantine of foreign domestic helpers

The Government today (September 10) announced that, starting from September 20, a total of 800 units in Phases 1 and 2 of the Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre (PBQC) on Lantau Island will be open for quarantine of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) who have been fully vaccinated in Group A specified places upon arrival in Hong Kong. The above arrangement will be applicable to incoming FDHs who have received vaccination in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

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2021.09.06

Government updates list of places of recognised vaccination records

​The Government announced today (September 6) that it has concluded discussions with the Governments of India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand to accept vaccination records issued by India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand as recognised vaccination records for Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places under the mechanism. The relevant arrangements will take effect at 0.00am on September 8.

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2021.08.26

Foreign domestic helpers who were fully vaccinated in Indonesia or the Philippines may come to work in Hong Kong

​The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (August 26) announced that, starting on August 30, foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) who were fully vaccinated (see Note) in Indonesia or the Philippines may come to work in Hong Kong from Group A specified places.

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