General Employment Policy

Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Topics

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Can You Expect ImmD to Readily Approve a Hong Kong Work Visa Application Just Because the Applicant is a Child of the Owner of the Sponsoring Business?

November 22nd, 2015

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Hong Kong work visa application. What do ImmD make of applications for employment visas where the sponsoring business is owned by the visa applicant’s parent? QUESTION I have a limited company and I would like to bring my son up from Australia to be my right hand man. He is well qualified for the role […]

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What Visa Options Exist for a Presently Employed Writer to ‘Go Solo’ Whilst Holding an Employment Visa ‘Cruising’ to the Right of Abode in Hong Kong in 2018?

May 31st, 2015

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Freelance writers always struggle to secure investment visas here… QUESTION I have been working in Hong Kong for about 4.5 years and my current employment visa expires in 2018. I would like to be a freelance writer, but I understand that getting an investment visa can be onerous especially since I will be a one-man […]

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QOTW: If I Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa Can I Consult to a Single Client Only as a Pseudo-Employee?

May 25th, 2015

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Just how ‘flexible is the Hong Kong investment visa? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I’m Swedish and currently in the process of applying for a Hong Kong investment visa. In addition, I have an interview for a consulting position with another organization. They will not support me with an employment visa and have asked me if […]

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

March 30th, 2015

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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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QOTW: Do You Need an Employment Visa to Deliver a Short Term Training Programme in Hong Kong?

March 14th, 2015

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If you’re being sent to Hong Kong by your overseas employer to deliver a short term training programme in Hong Kong, do you need an employment visa for this activity or will the visitor visa suffice? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK We are a software company offering bespoke software packages and products which cover the whole […]

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5 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – The 3 Applicant Scenarios

March 11th, 2015

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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 three typical ‘applicant scenarios’ which present themselves […]

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4 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Are You a Professional?

March 9th, 2015

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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 what the Hong Kong Immigration Department […]

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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

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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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QOTW: How Are Mainland Applicants for Visas Issued Under the Hong Kong General Employment Policy Treated Differently From Other Foreign Nationals?

February 17th, 2015

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

Under the Hong Kong General Employment Policy, what’s the procedural difference if you are a Chinese citizen applying for a Hong Kong work visa (or any other type of visa for that matter) compared to the rules applying to non-Chinese foreign nationals? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a Chinese citizen currently enrolled in a […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 8 – Approvability Test

January 26th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

I have given this talk around town for the last couple of years now and so pleased to finally add it to our coverage of the Hong Kong investment visa, specifically discussing the specific requirements of what it takes to get a Hong Kong investment visa approved. The talk was graciously hosted at WYND Co-working Space, ran by a […]

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