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You Accidentally Overstay Your Hong Kong Employment Visa | Need to Change Employer | What Happens Now?

December 29th, 2023

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

Did You Accidentally Overstay Your Hong Kong Employment Visa … How Do You Solve The Problem Where You Need To Change Employer? First Published February 7, 2019 Accidentally overstay your Hong Kong employment visa?- What happens to you when  seek to change your employment visa sponsor but realise you have accidentally let your current visa expire […]

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

November 24th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 24 responses

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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Immigration Hong Kong Visa For Unpaid Charity Work | It Is Allowed | What Kind Of Visa Is Needed?

November 17th, 2023

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

Does Volunteering for a Good Cause Represent Unpaid Work That Requires the Specific Permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration? Immigration Hong Kong visa – the law here is clear – work, paid or unpaid requires the permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration Immigration Hong Kong Visa –  the question of volunteering […]

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Please Don’t Ask Me To Advise You On How To Break Hong Kong Immigration Law!

July 22nd, 2023

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First Published Years &  Years Ago! How To Break Hong Kong Immigration Law – I’m Not Going To Help You! I get loads of great questions to answer and it’s my genuine pleasure to help. How To Break Hong Kong Immigration Law – Innocent Requests Are Often Unlawful In Their Execution Sometimes, though, people don’t […]

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What Happens If You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa Limit of Stay?

July 8th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 165 responses

What Happens If You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa? Updated July 2023 The Immigration Department are very strict about people who overstay their visa in Hong Kong. What Happens If You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa – Report Immediately If you are a visitor here and find yourself a day or 2 accidently overstaying, and […]

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As a Visitor Living in Hong Kong Do You Need to Get An Investment Visa if You Freelance Here But All Your Income is Sourced Overseas?

March 7th, 2023

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

First Published October 2, 2019 – Advice Still Valid Today What is the law about visitors working in Hong Kong as freelancers but not engaging in the local economy? Whilst this question was first asked 4 years ago, I have received three very similar quiestions in the last week so nows the time to republish […]

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Can I Study Online for a UK Tertiary Qualification while Staying in Hong Kong with a Visitor Visa?

February 5th, 2023

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

This question gets to the heart of permitted activity as a Visitor and the ability to remain here on an indefinite basis on that status. QUESTION Hi, I am a New Zealander currently staying in Hong Kong with my partner who is a permanent HKID card holder. I do not have a HKID card, just […]

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Can I Come to Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa?

January 7th, 2023

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

First Published February 4, 2019 Permitted activity under the Visitor visa category seems to be something of a grey area and in the final analysis it all boils down to the attitude of the Immigration Department for a breach of conditions of stay. However, some activities are self-evidently ‘employment‘ in nature and the answer to […]

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I Possess an APEC Business Travel Card – Will It Advantage Me in My Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

December 2nd, 2022

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

This question really is all about the Catch 22 which I have posted on quite a few times previously. However, there is an interesting twist in that the questioner has entered Hong Kong on an APEC Business Travel Card and none of his clients are actually based in Hong Kong. So I am grateful for […]

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Is It Ever OK to Work Full Time in Hong Kong Without An Employment Visa – For the Hong Kong Subsidiary of An Overseas Company?

July 23rd, 2022

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

First Published January 29, 2018 Work full time in Hong Kong without an employment visa ? This is a bit of a hoary old chestnut this question but a really important one nonetheless so I am grateful to the questioner for posing it. QUESTION Hi there, My Hong Kong employment visa application has just been […]

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