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How Can I Go From Being a Sponsored Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder to Working in My Own Business as I Wait Out the 7 Years to Permanent Residency Here?

May 8th, 2022

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If you leave your job and want to start your own business in Hong Kong, what are the immigration implications of this if you are a temporary resident foreign national employee? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I am in a bit of a pickle, I am currently waiting for my PR and I have a visa extension […]

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Does Time Spent Outside of Hong Kong Working For A Hong Kong Employer Break Continuity of Residence for PR Purposes After 7 Years?

May 6th, 2022

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Time spent outside of Hong Kong working for a Hong Kong employer? This question has come up before but the questioner has assumed that his training visa will be extended subsequently so…  QUESTION I am married and have two kids aged 8 and 5. I have recently taken up employment in Hong Kong with a […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder – Join in a Side Business or Change Visa Category to a Full Investment Visa – Which is Better?

May 4th, 2022

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

 This question raises quite a number of issues surrounding a decision to go into business for yourself in Hong Kong whilst presently holding an employment visa sponsored by a third party employer (and it’s only the immigration parts which I am qualified to address). QUESTION Hello Stephen, I have an employment visa for the remaining […]

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In Hong Kong is it Possible to Get an Employment Visa to Work For Yourself and Also a Full Time Employer Both at the Same Time?

April 28th, 2022

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How can you have your cake AND eat it in Hong Kong – working for both yourself AND also a third party employer at the same time? QUESTION Hi, I’ve read (or I think I read) that with an employee visa we can transform it to an investor visa with the agreement of the employer. […]

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Can I Sponsor Myself for Freelance Work ‘On-the-Side’ Whilst Working For My Current Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsor?

April 21st, 2022

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This is joining in a side business albeit in another name… QUESTION Info -NZ Passport holder -Working in Hong Kong for three years with an employer. Hello I would like to know how I would go about starting a business in Hong Kong. I would like to start a freelance business. I am worried about my visa […]

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Will Extended Time Spent in Hong Kong as a Visitor Between Employment Visas Negatively Impact Any Future Application I Make to Work Here Again?

April 17th, 2022

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

First Published October 4, 2017 What do ImmD make of foreign nationals who hold an employment visa for a period of time, then remain here as Visitors again for a protracted time, then apply once again for an employment visa? QUESTION I was previously employed in Hong for a number of years, but have been […]

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Please Help Me Help You By Asking Hong Kong Immigration Questions I Can Actually Answer!

April 15th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 52 responses

IMPORTANT: Please note that we have no competency in Foreign Domestic Helper visas. Any such questions are best directed at an FDH agency who have significant experience in those types of visas. I receive 70-100 questions a week on this Blog and most of these are very succinct, allowing me to quickly drill down on […]

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Can You Hold a Hong Kong Employment Visa Yet Be Unemployed, Travel & (Even) Work Abroad for An Extended Period of Time Yet Still Qualify for the Right of Abode Here After 7 Years?

April 13th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

First Published September 22, 2017 Is it possible to hold an employment visa, not work for your sponsoring employer and travel, live and possibly even work outside of Hong Kong through to the 7 years qualification mark and still qualify for the right of abode? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I have a question regarding Hong Kong […]

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Hong Kong Resident Visa Extension of Stay – Offshore Processing Now Permitted (Temporarily)

April 11th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Sherpa, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / 6 responses

INITIALLY PUBLISHED JANUARY 2, 2021 – UPDATED APRIL 9, 2022 The Immigration Department Accepts Applications for Extension of Stay from Hong Kong Non-permanent Residents Outside Hong Kong under the Pandemic (With Effect From 8 April 2022) https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/ext/npr.html (Temporary Measures Update) ***************************************************************************** Happy New Year Everyone. Bit of good news just before the new year break: […]

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What Do the Immigration Department Look For When Establishing the Bones Fides of a Hong Kong Employer As a Suitable & Credible Sponsor Under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates?

April 9th, 2022

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Can any old entity successfully sponsor an employment visa extension under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates? QUESTION I am currently in Hong Kong on IANG Visa. My company would need to help me to sponsor the IANG visa once my limit of stay is within 4 weeks of expiry. I do understand that the […]

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