Answers To All Your Hong Kong Immigration Questions

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Dec 2020

I Have a Socially Advantageous Yet Modestly Capitalised Business Plan – Can I Get an Investment Visa For Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 12 responses

This is an important question on the business investment visa for Hong Kong…. Experience suggests that the Hong Kong Immigration Department do tend to look favourably upon such business plans, but the applicant absolutely does not have it all his or her own way, as you will learn in my PodCast answer. (Please note the […]

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16

Dec 2020

Hong Kong Employment Visa – Can I Transfer to Malaysia for Work Yet Leave My Family Behind in Hong Kong to Carry On Our Lives Here?

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Is it possible to stop working in Hong Kong under an employment visa, move to another country to work yet leave your family behind to continue their lives in here without you day to day? QUESTION Hi, I have got valid Hong Kong employment visa and i am living in Hong Kong since last 4 […]

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14

Dec 2020

How Long Should You Wait After a Rejected Hong Kong Employment Visa Application Before Trying Again?

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

Is there a ‘minimum waiting time’ between a rejected Hong Kong employment visa application and  then ‘trying again’? QUESTION I have a visa question, I got an offer from a recruitment company in July, they applied the working visa for me, but it got rejected by the end of August. Now I have a new offer […]

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12

Dec 2020

How Can I Bring My Chinese Girlfriend to Hong Kong to Live With Me While I Work Here?

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

Having a relationship with a Chinese partner resident on the Mainland can be problematic if you wish to share your lives together in Hong Kong… QUESTION I am looking to take up employment in Hong Kong from November 1st. My biggest concern is the ability and feasibility for my girlfriend from Mainland China to be […]

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10

Dec 2020

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?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

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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08

Dec 2020

Can You Study in Hong Kong If You Only Possess a Visitor Visa Here?

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

First Published October 17, 2017 What kind of activity is permitted if you are in Hong Kong on a Visitor visa? Does this include informal study? QUESTION My wife and I are spending some time here in Hong Kong. We do not work here and we do not intend to. We just enjoy living here, […]

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06

Dec 2020

If I Have a Hong Kong Dependant Visa Can I Work Here for a Foreign Company Even Though They Have Not Registered as a Business in Hong Kong?

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

This question mainly relates to business rather than immigration law but is still an important question nonetheless… QUESTION Hello I have a Hong Kong  dependant visa that gives me the right to work in Hong Kong. I have been offered a Regional Asia role based out of Hong Kong by a Canadian company. This company is […]

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04

Dec 2020

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

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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01

Dec 2020

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

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

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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Nov 2020

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?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

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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