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I Have Been Made Redundant But My Wife is Working – Can We Swap Our Hong Kong Employment and Spouse Visas Around So I Can Become Her Dependant in Hong Kong?

January 8th, 2024

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Hong Kong Employment and Spouse Visas – Can You Swap? First Published February 27, 2013 How Flexible Is The Hong Kong Immigration Department? It’s a situation that seems to happen all too frequently these days, especially in the banking sector. Can a married couple, both working, effectively swap their Hong Kong employment and spouse visas around? […]

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Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa be Compromised If I Leave My Job Due to Intolerable Working Conditions?

January 7th, 2024

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Hong Kong Employment Visa Lost If You Have a Terrible Boss & Want To Leave? What’s The Risk To Your Hong Kong Employment Visa? Should you be worried that your employment visa status in Hong Kong might be undermined if you choose to leave the employ of an unsavoury employer? QUESTION Hello, my current employer […]

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Will Vocational Rather Than Academic Qualifications Satisfy ImmD When Making a Hong Kong Work Visa Application?

January 6th, 2024

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Hong Kong Work Visa Is A Degree An Absolute Pre-Requisite? Is it always absolutely necessary to call upon a university degree qualification in order to get a Hong Kong work visa application approved? QUESTION I have found a job here and am now in the process of applying for a Hong Kong work visa. It […]

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Do I Need An Employment Visa Even If I Will Be In Hong Kong For Just 2 Weeks To Complete A Consulting Assignment?

January 5th, 2024

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

Do You Need An Employment Visa For Short Term Work In Hong Kong? Yes, No, Maybe … First Published August 29, 2021   A foreign national seeking to come to Hong Kong to work, paid or unpaid, for a long or short duration, requires the permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration. QUESTION Dear […]

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Can I Go From A Hong Kong Investment Visa To An Employment Visa And Back To An Investment Visa Again?

January 4th, 2024

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To & Fro From A Hong Kong Investment Visa Is It Possible? Entrepreneurship is a fluid beast! QUESTION Hello, I was on an investment visa for a year when I started my own business and then took on a full time role with another company.  I was transferred to an employment visa.  I am now […]

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How Do I Go About Changing Employers To Get A New Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsor?

January 3rd, 2024

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

Hong Kong Employment Visa Change Of Sponsorship Easy Or Hard?   This question comes up all the time (and is actually answered on the home page of our Blog) but I am grateful for the opportunity to revisit it again now… QUESTION Hi, I’m currently working in Hong Kong with a valid working visa but […]

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How Do You Prove To The Hong Kong Immigration Department That You Have Tried To Recruit Locally?

January 2nd, 2024

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How Do You Prove To ImmD That You Have Tried to Recruit Locally? What Will The Hong Kong Immigration Department Accept? Excellent question earlier this week. Great opportunity to slay a few sacred cows. QUESTION Hi, one of the requirements for the work visa application is a proof of genuine vacancy. What if a sponsoring […]

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Can I Apply For Right Of Abode If My Employment Visa Expires On The Exact 7 Year Anniversary Of My Residence In Hong Kong But I Have No Job On That Date?

January 1st, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

Unemployed When Your Eligibility For Right Of Abode Accrues? Can You Still Qualify For PR Even Without A Job … First Published June 4, 2103 Do you need to be employed on the date that your 7 year anniversary of your residence in Hong Kong comes up which then allows you apply for the right […]

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I Would Like to Apply for a Job Seekers Visa For Hong Kong | How Do I Go About Doing It?

December 30th, 2023

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

Is There Such An Animal As A Job Seekers Visa For Hong Kong? If There Is, Please Tell Me More … Hong Kong immigration is rife with visa gossip and rumours so I am pleased this question has been raised as it allows me to slay an old dragon once and for all!   QUESTION Hi Stephen, […]

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You Accidentally Overstay Your Hong Kong Employment Visa | Need to Change Employer | What Happens Now?

December 29th, 2023

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Did You Accidentally Overstay Your Hong Kong Employment Visa … How Do You Solve The Problem Where You Need To Change Employer? First Published February 7, 2019 Accidentally overstay your Hong Kong employment visa?- What happens to you when  seek to change your employment visa sponsor but realise you have accidentally let your current visa expire […]

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