Training Visas are for interns or trainees to station in a company in Hong Kong to receive their necessary training. The visa validity depends on the training programme submitted to Immigration. The programme is required to be broken down in weeks and to indicate clearly what sort of training will be offered in each week. The maximum period for a training visa is 12 months, and the visa cannot be extended beyond 12 months.
A training visa cannot be switched to an employment visa! A training visa is for non-experienced individuals without any relevant experience in a specific area, which contradicted to the requirement of an employment visa for professionals. Training visa holders are only eligible for a HKID card if their visas are initially issued for more than 6 months.