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Is it Legal for Company B to Hire Me Away from Company A (Assuming No Local Can Fill the Vacancy) & Apply For a New Hong Kong Work Visa Before the First Expires?

February 12th, 2018

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

New Hong Kong work visa? This question has a straightforward answer which has been addressed quite a few times previously on this Blog but it was asked in such a novel away it made me realize that not everyone views Hong Kong immigration through the lens that I have carried with me for 20 years! […]

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How Do You Go About Changing Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship at Immigration Tower?

September 2nd, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, VG Front Page / 16 responses

If you have left the employ of your current employment visa sponsor, or even just thinking of doing so, you need to undergo what is known as a change of sponsorship application before you start working for anyone else in Hong Kong, including yourself! FIRST PUBLISHED APRIL 19, 2013 To do this you have to […]

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How Does Your Prior Immigration Record in Hong Kong Impact On Future Visa Applications Here?

May 2nd, 2017

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

Do the Hong Kong Immigration Department cross-refer previous applications for a visa to current application for a visa? So, how does your prior immigration record in Hong Kong impact on future visa applications? QUESTION Hello! I have a question regarding to my working visa. Previously I have been working in Hong Kong in the skin […]

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Now That I’ve Lost My Job What About My Hong Kong Work Visa? Will I Get Kicked Out of the HKSAR?

November 29th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 76 responses

First Published On 4th Jan 2013 Now that I’ve lost my job what about my Hong Kong work visa? Will I get kicked out of Hong Kong? No, definitely, not. Not at the moment anyway. This is how it all plays out for you now. But first, a bit of technical background about your employment […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa: Update On Sponsorship Form ID990B – Declaration As To Local Recruitment Efforts

July 31st, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / No responses

Due to the Audit Commission Report Number 66 of April this year, ImmD have changed one critical aspect of their processes in relation to employment visas. ImmD has updated the sponsorship form ID990B with a page 5 which requires the employing company’s declaration speaking to local recruitment efforts. This effectively means page 5 of ID990B needs […]

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QOTW: Will My Hong Kong Work Visa Change of Employer be Denied If My Fixed Compensation is Significantly Less Than in My Current Role?

February 27th, 2016

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

What happens to your Hong Kong work visa change of employer application if your new job pays much less than your old one? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I currently hold an employment visa with a Hong Kong company where I am receiving a monthly salary of HK$50,000 (fixed salary, no bonuses), and have been working with this […]

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60 Second Snapshot'

Can the Sponsor of Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Hold Your Residence to Ransom?

December 4th, 2015

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 3 responses

Many foreign nationals holding Hong Kong work visas labour under the misapprehension that their employer somehow controls their immigration destiny by virtue of the fact that they sponsor their residence in Hong Kong. Nothing could be further from the truth!  More Stuff You May Find Useful or Relevant Hong Kong employment visa – teenage high […]

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Hong Kong Chef Visas – Managing the Two Week Rule & Applying For a Change of Employer

March 30th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 2 responses

Hong Kong chef visas – special rules apply… As a ‘special category’ occupation, chefs who hold Hong Kong employment visas must expressly notify the Immigration Department when they leave their job and must leave Hong Kong within 2 weeks of the employment termination date. This rule is imposed by ImmD on chefs due to the ‘high risk’ […]

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3 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – The Test for Visa Approval

March 8th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 2 responses

On November 28, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly in Hong Kong to discuss the opportunities for their graduates to go about making an application for a Hong Kong work visa without paying for any professional help. In this section of the talk I discuss the Hong Kong work visa […]

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2 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Need For a Job Offer

February 23rd, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 3 responses

On November 28, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly in Hong Kong to discuss the opportunities for their graduates to go about making an application for a Hong Kong work visa without paying for any professional help. In this segment I discuss the issue of a job offer and its […]

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