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How Can I Convert My Foreign Domestic Helper Visa to a Dependant Visa After Marriage to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident?

March 3rd, 2018

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Can you swap from a foreign domestic helper visa to a dependant visa whilst in Hong Kong?

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QUESTION

My domestic helper, from the Philippines, is married to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident.

Her contract with me expires in April and they want to apply for a dependent visa for her.

Is this possible, what are the criteria and what would be the time line?

Can I extend her domestic helper visa whilst her dependent visa application is being processed, so she is still able to work?

Many thanks

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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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  • Jeffrey Mariano

    20 Apr 2020 pm30 8:34pm
    01

    Sir, my friend ask me, can he get a Dependant visa for his wife? He was also a Dependant in H.K. His wife is a Foreign Domestic Helper. They’re married in H.K.

    • The Visa Geeza

      22 Apr 2020 am30 11:01am
      02

      No. A DV holder cannot sponsor a DV.

  • Mrs Ali

    28 Aug 2014 pm31 8:24pm
    03

    Is it possible to apply domestic helper visa together with child?
    Or is there any way that domestic helper can bring along her child in HK. In the case employee is agree to sponser visa to both (helper & her child). How about immigration any possibility?

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