In order to address the long term driver shortage problem faced by the Public Light Bus ("PLB") trade (including Green Minibus ("GMB") and Red Minibus ("RMB")) and the coach trade (including local and cross-boundary coaches), the Government announced the Labour Importation Scheme for Transport Sector - PLB/coach trade ("The Scheme") on 13 June 2023 to allow the trades to suitably import drivers on the premise of safeguarding the employment priority for local workers. The Scheme aims at enhancing the stability of the transport workforce and service reliability of the public transport services.
Applicants shall possess a valid Passenger Service Licence ("PSL") for operating PLB or relevant public bus issued by the Commissioner for Transport.
|Booklet for Labour Importation Scheme for Transport Sector* - PLB/coach trade
|Confirmation Form on Local Recruitment (Annex 1 of Application Form)
|Information of Full-time Local Employees (Annex 2 of Application Form)
|List of In-employ Imported Workers (Annex 3 of Application Form)
|List of imported workers (including replacement of imported workers) not yet arrived in Hong Kong while quota(s) under the "Labour Importation Scheme for the Transport Sector – Public Light Bus / Coach Trade" have been granted (Annex 4 of Application Form)
|Points to Note
|Requirements for Advertisement for Recruiting Local Drivers
|Consent Form (To be completed by imported worker)
|Declaration of Accommodation Particulars of Imported Workers
|Appeal Application Form*
|Acknowledgment Record of Employment Contract
|Route Training Record Sheet*
|Notification of Termination of Contract*
|Application for Replacement of Imported Workers*
|Notice of Change in Residence of Imported Workers
|Download all the above forms (Zip file)
A Stakeholder Consultative Group has been established under the Scheme, whereby representatives of the employers and employees will advise on matters related to the Scheme such as median wage level and implementation details. Please click here for the respective Membership and Terms of Reference*.