If you’re in Hong Kong as either a Visitor or a resident and you want to start your own business you need to make an investment visa application at the Hong Kong Immigration Department.
But there is a Catch 22
It goes like this:
– You cannot join in a business until the consent of the Hong Kong Immigration Department is secured.
– You can’t secure the consent of the Hong Kong Immigration Department without showing contribution to Hong Kong.
– You can’t show contribution to Hong Kong without joining in a business
– You cannot join in a business until the consent of the Hong Kong Immigration Department is secured!
The Hong Kong ID understand this problem and will help you with it.
What they do is encourage you to apply for your investment visa right at the very start of your business not later on after ‘it’s all moving forward’.
If you don’t apply at the outset, they could choose to prosecute you.
So best to apply early!