Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

25

Sep 2020

Can I Work in Shenzhen on My Hong Kong Employment Visa?

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Can I work in Shenzhen on my Hong Kong employment visa?

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So, just what is the deal with being employed ex Hong Kong but actually working in China?

QUESTION

I just graduated with a Master’s degree from a Hong Kong university. I am still a Hong Kong resident with student status. My university allows me to now apply for an employment visa.

Luckily, I managed to find a long term job here from a Hong Kong employer.

However, most of my work will be done in Mainland China (Shenzhen) and I will need to be in Mainland China most often during the year.

Could you let me know what kind of visa I should apply for in order for me to travel frequently between Mainland China and Hong Kong?

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Sep 2020

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21

Sep 2020

How Can My Chinese Girlfriend and I Create the Immigration Circumstances to Allow Us to Relocate to a New Life Together in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / No responses

Being a Chinese national resident on the Mainland makes it difficult to relocate to Hong Kong…

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QUESTION

I’m a British and Australian citizen (dual nationality) living in Australia and I have a mainland Chinese girlfriend, presently living in China.

We wish to move to Hong Kong to live together and I want to start a technology business there.

I have about $300K HKD cash available and my Chinese girlfriend has probably four times that available too.

We both have investment assets that could be accessed fairly readily which are larger than the cash levels we have available.

My goal is that once I get the business legally registered and start operating, to generate enough revenue to then get into the Hong Kong science park and establish proper offices, start hiring, and grow the business etc.

How do we go about doing this in the best way possible?

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21

Sep 2020

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17

Sep 2020

If I Do Volunteer Work For a Charity Based Overseas But Also Operating in HK Whilst Holding a Visitor Visa Am I Breaching My Conditions of Stay?

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What is the deal if you help out a charity on a volunteer basis whilst holding a visitor visa in Hong Kong?

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Volunteer work for a charity based overseas but also operating in HK?

QUESTION

Hi Visa Geeza,

I am  Canadian and I first came to Hong Kong on April under a 3 month training visa as part of a university program.

While doing my training (an internship) I met the director of an NGO that is both a registered charity in Hong Kong and a registered non-profit in Vancouver.

I ended up volunteering for the NGO after my internship for about 4.5 months while looking for a job in Hong Kong.

I volunteered for the Vancouver branch of the NGO doing remote work such as emails and social media, basically stuff that can be done anywhere.

I was a visitor in Hong Kong at the time and also traveling in Asia.

Is it considered legal for me to work for this Canadian NGO while I was in Hong Kong?

Basically I was doing remote work  as a Canadian for a Canadian organization.

I just happened to be  doing it on my laptop in coffee shops in Hong Kong.

Hoping you can help me!

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I’ve lost my job – what happens to my Hong Kong employment visa?

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15

Sep 2020

Can You Use the Foreign Domestic Helper Visa to Employ Your Mother in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / No responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are not especially receptive to what can appear to be family reunion via the back door…

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Can you use the Foreign Domestic Helper visa to employ your mother in Hong Kong?

QUESTION

Hello,

My wife and I are on work visas in Hong Kong and are expecting a baby in the Autumn.

My wife would like to keep working, and wants to bring her mother over (she is from Central America) to look after the baby, possibly for up to a year.

Her mother would only be eligible for a 30-day visitor visa.

Could we employ her as a domestic helper?

Do we have any other options?

Thanks!

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13

Sep 2020

Can I Use the Impending Expiry of My Hong Kong Work Visa as a Way to Force the Early Termination of My Employment Contract?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

In the final analysis, this question is really about employment law which I am not qualified to answer (I’m an immigration guy).

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However, it does afford an opportunity for a discussion about extending an employment visa when there’s only the notice period remaining on a subsisting employment contract.

QUESTION

I am an Australian expat, currently working under employer sponsorship in Hong Kong. This question is about  the expiry of my Hong Kong work visa.

I have recently handed in my resignation letter to my employer which requires a notice period of 2 months. As I am a ‘key employee’ the news has been taken fairly badly and they are forcing me to work the full notice period.

I want to be a good guy but the new role is a fantastic opportunity (not in Hong Kong) and the offering company is being pushy about the start date.

My current employer has rejected all propositions of negotiation.

The problem lies in the fact that my employment visa is due to expire in 5 weeks.

There is no mention of the visa in my employment contract.

Can the current employer demand that I renew my employment visa?

My spouse is also supported by this visa.

I would be quite happy to call it quits at the expiry date, pay all my bills and leave Hong Kong for good.

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Does the Hong Kong change of employment visa sponsorship process compel me to disclose the reason why I left my last job?

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Will I get kicked out of Hong Kong if I have lost my job here?

How can I prove to the Hong Kong Immigration Department my last day of work for my previous employer as part of my change of employment visa sponsorship application?

What can be said to constitute ‘ordinary residence’ for the purposes of a Hong Kong right of abode application?

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