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I Have A PRC National Spouse Resident On the Mainland | Can She Get A Dependant Visa For Hong Kong?

December 28th, 2023

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Can A PRC National Spouse Get A Dependant Visa For Hong Kong? Can they qualify, if so, how? The question of immigration status for mainland resident spouses of current or aspiring Hong Kong residents is a bit of a hot potato. As this PodCast answer below  sets out, there is a dual track system in […]

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Side Employment | Employment Visa To Work For Yourself And Also A Full Time Employer | Both At The Same Time?

December 27th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Is There Such An Animal As A Hong Kong Employment Visa To Work For Yourself? Employment visa to work for yourself?  How can you have your cake AND eat it in Hong Kong – working for both yourself and a third-party employer at the same time? QUESTION Hi, I’ve read (or I think I read) […]

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Long Term Business Visit To Hong Kong | Do I Need An Employment Visa?

December 23rd, 2023

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

Do You Need An Employment Visa If You Intend To Make An Extended, Long Term Business Visit To Hong Kong? What exactly is permitted activity in these circumstances and where does the line fall exactly? With Hong Kong having such a liberal visa-upon-arrival regime (with more than 160 nationalities being granted permission to visit for […]

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How Can a Defacto Spouse Gain Approval to Work Under a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa?

December 22nd, 2023

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Work Under A Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa | Benefits | Limitations | Requirements Learn about the requirements, ImmD policy and how to qualify for an employment visa while holding such a prolonged visitor visa as a defacto spouse So, what happens if a defacto partner ‘trailing spouse’ wants to take up employment in Hong […]

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Is 50 Days a Particularly Long Time to Process a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application?

December 21st, 2023

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

Hong Kong Employment Visa Application How Long Should It Take Generally? How long should a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application take to finalize – especially in light of the 4 weeks cited on the Hong Kong Immigration Department website? QUESTION My working visa application is now almost into its 7th week (49 days and counting). There were […]

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Hong Kong Entrepreneur | Opening A New Restaurant | What Is Mission Critical? | What Visa Do I Need?

December 19th, 2023

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Hong Kong Chef Opening A New Restaurant | What Visa Do I Need | How To Guarantee Approval? You’re presently working in a restaurant – you’ve got an employment visa sponsored by your full-time employer and you have an interest in opening a new restaurant of your own … Immigration Considerations Opening a new restaurant […]

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Now That I’ve Lost My Job What About My Employment Visa? Will I Get Kicked Out Of Hong Kong Or Can I Stay?

December 17th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 86 responses

Now that I’ve lost my job what about my employment visa? Will I get kicked out of Hong Kong? I really do need time to get myself sorted out and ideally I want to find another employer here and pick up my career again. I love Hong Kong even though recent years have been tough […]

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How To Secure Your Hong Kong Employment Visa | Employer Reservations | What Can You Do?

December 14th, 2023

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Your Employer Has No Plans To Help You Secure Your Hong Kong Employment Visa? Persuading & Educating Hong Kong Employers On How The Employment Visa Sponsorship Process Works The Problem Employer to help secure your Hong Kong employment visa? For reasons often known only to themselves, some Hong Kong employers hold the belief that the […]

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My Employment Visa Expires Before My Change of Employer Application Will Be Finalised – Help!

December 12th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, VG Front Page, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

If your employment visa expires before your change of employer application is finalised, all is not lost. The key thing is to have your change of employer application active in Immigration Department’s system and then you’ll slip into what I have couched as the Twilight Zone. It can be an administrative nightmare when you find […]

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Common Confusion And Misunderstanding | Is It Possible To Extend Hong Kong Training Visa?

December 11th, 2023

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So, Is It Ever Possible To Extend Hong Kong Training Visa? Updated July, 2023 Before You Can Extend Hong Kong Training Visa – You Need To Get One! The Hong Kong training visa involves an application to enter Hong Kong for a limited period of training (meaning not more than 12 months) to acquire special skills and […]

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