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Can You Freelance or Start Your Own Business Under a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa?

March 26th, 2021

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Can you freelance or start your own business under a Hong Kong working holiday visa? The working holiday visa for Hong Kong is designed for certain types of employment activity – but does this include freelance work or starting or your own business? First Published On April 15, 2013 QUESTION Hi I have recently moved […]

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The National Security Law – Impact On Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications

March 22nd, 2021

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Sherpa, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

The times they are a changin’… The National Security Law – Impact On Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications It is inevitable that the National Security Law will impact how the Hong Kong Immigration Department will undertake their duties as the front line guardians of our borders. As is all things Hong Kong immigration, ImmD […]

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Work Ended – What Visa Options Do You Have to Stay in Hong Kong For Another 2 Years to Get Your Permanent Residency?

March 19th, 2021

Posted by / in Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 1 response

First Published October 14, 2012 This is a popular topic that people query our websites about, so it’s timely that we received this question out of the blue yesterday. In my answer I refer to the following content resources: QMAS, Dependant Visa, Business Investment Visa. QUESTION “I have been working in HK since 2007 on […]

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What Chance is There That ImmD Will Grant a Visa to a Foreign National Who Previously Overstayed in Hong Kong by Five-And-A-Half Years?

March 1st, 2021

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Overstayed in Hong Kong for a very long time previously…? Great question this, not so much because the answer is mostly quite obvious, but because it gives me a chance to have a discussion about overstaying generally. QUESTION I was looking for a male helper and found a suitable one for our family. However, he […]

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How Accommodating Are ImmD to Foreign National ‘Job Hoppers’ Seeking to Change Their Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship All-Too Frequently?

February 18th, 2021

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

So what DO the Immigration Department make of applicants who too-frequently seek to change their Hong Kong employment visa sponsorship? QUESTION I was previously working in Hong Kong for a company for the past 2.5 years and switched jobs 32 days ago. My previous employer is now offering me a much senior position and really […]

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I Am a Multi-faceted Artist – What Type of Hong Kong Visa Suits Me Best?

February 12th, 2021

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First Published November 23, 2017 What type of Hong Kong visa do you turn to when you have an eclectic mix of artistic talent and capabilities? QUESTION I am a Canadian Artist, Designer and Model at present I have been creating lots of project around Asia, and am looking at basing my self in Hong […]

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Do I Still Need a Hong Kong Working Visa if I’ve Been Placed on Gardening Leave?

January 21st, 2021

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You always need a Hong Kong working visa to take up employment in Hong Kong whether paid or unpaid. What about if you are serving out your notice period on gardening leave? (First Published June 4, 2015) QUESTION My friend resigned from his job with his Hong Kong employer in May and he was on […]

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

January 4th, 2021

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

Happy New Year Everyone. Bit of good news just before the new year break: The Immigration Department accepts applications for return to Hong Kong from Hong Kong non-permanent residents outside Hong Kong under the pandemic. ***************************************************************************** https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123100764.htm     Immigration Department (ImmD) today (December 31) announced that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hong Kong non-permanent […]

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How is My Dependant Visa Affected Under the Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme if My Sponsor Father Goes Back to China to Work?

January 2nd, 2021

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

How is your dependant visa affected under the Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme if your sponsor father is heading home?  What happens to a Hong Kong resident dependant visa holder sponsored by a parent holding a visa issued under the Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme where the parent is unlikely to remain in […]

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Sometimes, There is Just NO Possibility for a Hong Kong Residence Visa – No Matter How Earnest You Might Be…

October 26th, 2020

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

Hong Kong is such a draw but sometimes it’s just not going to be… QUESTION Hi Stephen, I am 25 Years old Indian National. I don’t have any kind of degree. I own a business from past seven years in India. I am applying for jobs from past 4 months but in most of the […]

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