Answers To All Your Hong Kong Immigration Questions

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Apr 2022

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

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

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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Apr 2022

Is it Ever Possible to Seek An Early Extension to a Hong Kong Investment Visa for a Non-Immigration Related Reason?

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

What will the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of a very early application for an extension to a business investment visa? QUESTION I am 6 months into my first 12 month stint of an investment employment visa.  I am looking to move into a new apartment and the landlord is requesting a minimum of 12 […]

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Apr 2022

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

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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Apr 2022

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

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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Apr 2022

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?

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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Apr 2022

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?

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

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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Apr 2022

How Can I Regain the Right of Abode in Hong Kong if I Have Been Downgraded to the Right to Land?

Posted by / in Feature Article, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Getting from the Right to Land to the Right of Abode is the same as coming from a temporary visa to a permanent identity card. It’s all about the magic seven years in Hong Kong…  QUESTION I am a UK Citizen with the Right to Land. I understand that with Right to Land, I have no […]

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Mar 2022

What Types of Visa for the HKSAR Entitle You to Get a Hong Kong Identity Card?

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

There’s a lot of confusion about the Hong Kong Identity Card so today I’d like to clear it up a bit… QUESTION Hello, (1) Which visa categories require a Hong Kong Identity Card, and (2) If they require a Hong Kong Identity Card then will it allow for access to the public health care system, […]

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Mar 2022

Can I Work in Shenzhen on My Hong Kong Employment Visa?

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

Can I work in Shenzhen on my Hong Kong employment visa? So, just what is the deal with being employed ex Hong Kong but actually working in China? QUESTION I just graduated with a Master’s degree from a Hong Kong university. I am still a Hong Kong resident with student status. My university allows me […]

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Mar 2022

Does Choosing Not to Pay Yourself a Salary Mean It’s OK to Run a Business in Hong Kong Without Getting an Investment Visa First?

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

There appears to be a misconception among foreign nationals that you can be living here and it be OK to run a business in Hong Kong without getting an investment visa just so long as you don’t pay yourself a salary… QUESTION I currently hold a working visa which is still valid for almost 2 more […]

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