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Can I Remain In Hong Kong As A Visitor After My Employment Visa Expires?

June 13th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Simple question this one with an easy answer and indicative of the fact that, even though quite a straight forward issue, the information is not otherwise readily available anywhere else on the web. QUESTION I am a Canadian citizen, working in Hong Kong holding an employment visa for 7 weeks. I want to stay after […]

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How Do I Go About Setting Up A Side Business To Complement My Full Time Hong Kong Employment Visa?

June 12th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 36 responses

Foreign national employment visa holders in Hong Kong are quite often interested in setting up a side business… QUESTION I am currently employed full-time by a company in Hong Kong. They successfully sponsored my Hong Kong employment visa and I just started my job 2 months ago. All is going very well. But I would like […]

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If I Hold An Employment Visa In Macau And Hong Kong Simultaneously But Live In Hong Kong Should My Wife Get A Dependant Visa For Macau Too?

June 11th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

Life can get a bit complicated if you work in 2 places at the same time… QUESTION I work for a Hong Kong company in Macau and my wife is my dependent in Hong Kong where we live. My colleague was the same but has now been employed by a Macau company. Does this change […]

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How Does Time Spent Between Residence Visas Impact On Your Eligibility For The Right Of Abode In Hong Kong Subsequently?

June 10th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

Does time spent ‘between’ residence impact on your eligibility for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong after 7 years ? QUESTION I am a Canadian citizen living and working in Hong Kong for the last 4 years. My employment has ended and I have not yet been able to obtain a new offer of employment […]

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How Will Bankruptcy While Living Here Impact The Possibility Of Hong Kong Work Visa Extension?

June 4th, 2024

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

Simple enough of a question – will your Hong Kong work visa be compromised if you are forced into bankruptcy while temporarily resident in the HKSAR? QUESTION If I am currently a working visa holder in Hong Kong, how will my visa be affected if I go bankrupt? Will the Immigration Department tell me to […]

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How Hard Is It To Transfer From A Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa To A Full Employment Visa?

June 3rd, 2024

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

You know how it is… you arrive in Hong Kong for a year of fun and adventure and then you want to stay… This article deals with the transfer from a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa to a full Employment Visa. QUESTION Hi there! I’m an Australian citizen in Hong Kong, working under a working holiday visa […]

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As A Hong Kong Work Visa Holder, If I Own Shares In A Company Here Will It Disqualify Me From Getting A Student Visa?

May 29th, 2024

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

This post deals with the options for a Hong Kong Work Visa Holder who owns shares in a company but also intends to get enrolled in a full-time Masters Degree Programme Hong Kong being the dynamic ‘all-things-to-all-people’ type of place it is, oftentimes, certain life circumstances here throw up immigration challenges that need to be […]

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Can I Study Then Get Married All Whilst Holding A Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsored By A Company I No Longer Work For?

May 28th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Life in Hong Kong throws up many new opportunities and this question seeks to understand the implications for 7 years continuous residency in respect of an eventual right of abode application where an overall switch over in life plans sees a lady intending to relinquish her employment visa for a student or dependant visa … […]

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How Can I Handle My Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension If I Plan To Be On Leave For 8 Weeks Around The Time For Renewal?

May 22nd, 2024

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

This situation occurs quite a lot especially for those employees who were originally summer hires and are on back to back employment contracts matching the validity of their limits of stay. QUESTION I am a Canadian currently employed in Hong Kong and have a work visa. If I plan to be absent on leave in […]

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Will Performance-Based Equity Compensation Suffice Instead Of A Cash Salary For A Hong Kong Employment Visa?

May 16th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

To what extend the salary can be replaced with performance-based equity compensation in case of a Hong Kong employment visa? No one has asked me this type of question about compensation for employees for about 17 years now so I’m grateful to the questioner for raising it as she did. QUESTION I have successfully registered […]

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