Answers To All Your Hong Kong Immigration Questions

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Dec 2023

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

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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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Dec 2023

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

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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Dec 2023

How Can I Address the Issue of Immigration Officers Repeatedly Stopping My Girlfriend At The Airport In Hong Kong

Posted by / in Feature Article, Uncategorized, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

I got this email in from a website visitor yesterday about “Immigration Officers repeatedly stopping my girlfriend” when she arrives at Hong Kong airport. This is often the case in specific circumstances so I am grateful for the opportunity to address the matter in this short question and answer post.   QUESTION Immigration Officers Repeatedly […]

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Dec 2023

How Can I Navigate The Hong Kong PR Application Process If My Residence Here Falls Just Short Of The Full 7 Years?

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How Can You Go About Completing The Hong Kong PR Application Process If Your Continuous Ordinary Residence Falls Just Short Of The Full 7 Years? The Hong Kong PR Application Process Needs A Full 7 Years Of Residence Visas Without Exception … QUESTION Hong Kong PR application process? I’m getting in touch because I’m keen […]

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Dec 2023

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

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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Dec 2023

Understanding and Rectifying a Change of Sponsorship for Hong Kong Employment Visa

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Fixing A Change of Sponsorship For Hong Kong Employment Visa What will be the consequences of being employed illegally for almost a year without having a change of sponsorship for Hong Kong employment visa? When new owners took over the company sponsoring a visa, with the limit of stay up for renewal soon, they terminated […]

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Dec 2023

Hong Kong Immigration | Training Visa Second Job | Is It Possible To Have 2 Jobs | What Limitations Exist?

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Can I Hold a Second Job While in Hong Kong Working Under a Training Visa? Hong Kong training visa second job – is it possible to hold down 2 positions whilst in Hong Kong working under a training visa? QUESTION I am waiting on my training visa and am wondering: can I hold a second […]

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Nov 2023

Flexible Hong Kong Work Visa | Is There Such An Animal | If So Where Might You Find It?

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Does A Flexible Hong Kong Work Visa Exist? Flexible Hong Kong work visa? Like the Yeti and the Loch Ness Monster, I’ve heard mention of this mythical beast several times over the years … The Employment Visa Is Not Flexible QUESTION Is there a flexible Hong Kong work visa? Because we are going to employ […]

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Nov 2023

Got An MPF Refund | Impact On A PR Application | Are You Now Disqualified?

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I Have Sworn A Declaration That I Am Leaving Hong Kong To Receive An MPF Refund … Am I Now Precluded From Making an Application for the Right of Abode Here? QUESTION I have been resident in Hong Kong for 5 and a half years on a working visa. I lost my job over 6 […]

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Nov 2023

Hong Kong Employment Visa | Any Fixed Residency Requirement For Retention | Minimum Number of Days In-Country?

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Is There Any Fixed Residency Requirement For Retention Of A Hong Kong Employment-Visa? Understanding Half-Time Hong Kong Employment Visa and Its Impact on Permanent Residency QUESTION I am pursuing options to take up employment in Hong Kong and would like to know if there is any residence requirement for retention of a work visa. For […]

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