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

November 22nd, 2023

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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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Does A Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Need An Extensive Business Plan?

August 20th, 2023

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Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Need An Extensive Business Plan – Say 60 Pages Long? Not massively so. In fact you can get away without one altogether if writing such a document doesn’t fall readily within your existing skill set. There are other ways to skin this particular cat … Does A Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa […]

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How Does Changing Industries Impact on Your Application to Change Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship?

April 23rd, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

First Published January 16, 2018 – Updated April 23, 2023 Two-pronged question today starting with how to change Hong Kong employment visa sponsorship into a new job sector. Tnis is an update review question that still holds valid even 5 years after I gave the original advice. I am coming across a lot of good […]

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What Can be Said to Constitute ‘Ordinary Residence’ for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Right of Abode Application?

July 4th, 2022

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 24 responses

This post was first published on December 9, 2012. The question of what constitutes ‘ordinary residence’ in the determination of a Hong Kong right of abode application for a 7 year foreign national resident, can, ultimately, only be settled by the Court. The Hong Kong Immigration Department have their own means of assessing whether an […]

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

May 4th, 2022

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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Hong Kong Working Visas – Is it Possible to Build a New Business Here Relying Solely on Highly Specialist Foreign National Skills and Talent?

January 23rd, 2022

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

Hong Kong Working Visas For A Sponsor Business With 100% Foreign National Experts? What would the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of  a new, highly specialised business who’s fundamental ability to exist was driven by the need to import unique foreign national skills and talent? Updated January 2022 QUESTION Hi Steve, two questions about Hong […]

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Is There Any Fixed Residency Requirement for Retention of a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

April 13th, 2021

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First Published September 1, 2018 Not every stint for work or business means full time residency in Hong Kong so what to do about ‘half-timers’? 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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Help!! All My Family Are Permanent Residents of Hong Kong and I’m Stuck as a Visitor Due to My Time Spent Studying Abroad – Is There Any Way Forward?

March 31st, 2021

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First Published July 13, 2018 Sometimes the sun and the moon simply doesn’t align on your Hong Kong immigration situation and, with the system working against you, find yourself orphaned from the rest of your family and questioning the fairness of it all… QUESTION I’m about to kill myself over this visa situation I’m in. […]

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New Graduate Management Trainee Position – Can You Get a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

September 27th, 2020

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

The question of foreign national, fresh graduates taking up employment in Hong Kong is a thorny one and much depends on the identity of the employer offering the role and the profile that employer has as an immigration sponsor in Hong Kong. QUESTION First of all, thanks a lot for your helpful tips on this […]

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Will Performance-Based Equity Compensation Suffice Instead of a Cash Salary for A Hong Kong Employment Visa?

August 7th, 2020

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

No one has asked me this type of question about compensation for employees for about 17 years now so I’m grateful to the questioner for raising it as she did. QUESTION I have successfully registered a business and been awarded an investment visa in Hong Kong. The company is a start up with limited capital […]

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