The following are exempt persons who are not required to join an MPF scheme:
- domestic employees;
- self-employed hawkers;
- people covered by statutory pension or provident fund schemes, such as civil servants and subsidized or grant school teachers;
- members of occupational retirement schemes which are granted MPF exemption certificates;
- people from overseas who enter Hong Kong for employment for not more than 13 months, or who are covered by overseas retirement schemes; and
- employees of the European Union Office of the European Commission in Hong Kong.