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Definition of Local / Non-local Students

Local Students

According to the Education Bureau (EDB), LOCAL STUDENTS, for the purpose of admission to post-secondary programmes, are defined as follows:

 

The student is a holder of:
 

LS1   HKID Card (Permanent)
     
LS2   Documents issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR showing right to land / right of abode in Hong Kong
     
LS3   One-way Permit for entry to Hong Kong
     
LS4   Full-time employment visa / work permit
     
LS5   Dependent visa / entry permit (for students who were below 18 years old) Note
Note: Students holding dependent visa / entry permit who were below 18 years old when they were issued with such visa / entry permit by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR
     
LS6   Visa / Entry permit for Quality Migrant Admission Scheme
     
LS7   Visa / Entry permit for Capital Investment Entrant Scheme
     
LS8   Visa / Entry permit for Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents
     
LS9   Visa label for unconditional stay
     

Applicants who do not hold any of the documents in LS1 – LS9 above are defined as NON-LOCAL STUDENTS.


 

Non-local Students
 

According to the EDB, NON-LOCAL STUDENTS, for the purpose of admission to post-secondary programmes, are defined as follows:

 

The student is a holder of the following documents issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR:
 

NLS1   Student visa / entry permit
     
NLS2   Visa / Entry permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates
     
NLS3   Dependent visa / entry permit (for students who were 18 years old or above) Note
Note: Students holding dependent visa / entry permit who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa / entry permit by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR.