Industry Schemes Employee
Yes. Casual employees can open MPF accounts in advance in the two Industry Schemes. When a casual employee changes jobs, as long as the new employer participates in the same Industry Scheme, the employee does not need to open a new account. The employee can simply show the employer the "Casual Employee Card" of the Industry Scheme or provides the employer with the account number, the employer will be able to make contributions for the employee.
You can open a casual employee account via the online registration platforms of the trustees operating the Industry Schemes.
According to the requirements under Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (AEOI), all new MPF account holders are required to provide a tax residency self-certification (i.e. declaration on whether the account holder is a tax resident outside Hong Kong). Without the self-certification, trustees will not be able to complete the account opening procedures.