External Employment Service

The Employment Agencies Administration provides external employment service and administers the Contracts for Employment Outside Hong Kong Ordinance which governs the conditions of employment to local employees working outside Hong Kong for overseas employers.

  • The Contracts for Employment Outside Hong Kong Ordinance requires that the terms of employment for manual employees and those non-manual employees with monthly wages not exceeding HK$20,000 employed by foreign employers going outside Hong Kong for employment must be clearly laid down in a written contract. The contract must be attested by the Commissioner for Labour before the employee's departure from Hong Kong. Particulars which must be contained in such contracts are prescribed. For further information on the Ordinance, please read A Guide to The Contracts for Employment Outside Hong Kong Ordinance.

  • The Employment Agencies Administration provides external employment service. It assists both parties in drawing up the contract and in resolving any disputes in the event they should arise. It also conducts contract reading sessions to ensure that an employee understands the terms of the contract before attestation. Click here for the standard form "Letter of Guarantee for Contract of Employment Outside Hong Kong": (pdf) (vxf)

For any enquiries about the contract attestation, please call the Employment Agencies Administration at 2115 3667 or approach us at Unit 906, 9/F, One Mong Kok Road Commercial Centre, 1 Mong Kok Road, Kowloon.