Visa Extension

Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Topics

Musing

How To Cure Your Hong Kong Visa Extension Headache & Make Sure It Gets Approved The Very First Time!

August 6th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 23 responses

The Hong Kong Visa Extension Kit Let’s face it, the regular traipse down to Immigration Tower (even if it’s now metaphorically also a traipse online) to get your visa extended is a right royal pain in the @ss. Hong Kong Visa Extension – Uncertain Process? The process is uncertain, you’re not sure what exactly you […]

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Can a Hong Kong Training Visa Be Used As a Stepping Stone to a Full Employment Visa?

August 2nd, 2023

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

The Hong Kong Training Visa Is An Oft-Misunderstood Animal. This question is an excellent opportunity to discuss the nature of the Hong Kong Training Visa – and what you can – and can’t – do if you possess one … Updated August 2023 QUESTION I’m currently working in under a Hong Kong training visa. I need […]

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Hadley Says

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 / 167 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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Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension: What to Do If You Lose Your Job And Time Is Running Out

June 13th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, VG Front Page, Your Question Answered / No responses

Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension? Losing your job can be a challenging experience, and if you’re working in Hong Kong, you might be wondering if it’s possible to get an interim employment visa extension while you continue looking for a new employer. With this question today, I’ll discuss the Immigration Department’s policy on Hong Kong […]

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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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You’ve Lost Your Job: Can You Get an Interim Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension While You Continue Looking for a New Employer?

March 9th, 2023

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

First Published November 17, 2014 – Advice Still Valid Today You’ve lost your job and your limit of stay is coming up for expiry. Any chance the Immigration Department will grant you an interim Hong Kong employment visa extension in these circumstances? QUESTION I am an Australian  national living in Hong Kong under an employment visa since […]

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Resources

Hong Kong Government Continuing Immigration Policy Enhancements – December 2022

December 30th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Resource, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / No responses

Hong Kong Government Continuing Immigration Policy Enhancements – December 2022 After recent updates provided by the Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD) at the end of October, the Government of Hong Kong (GovHK) has announced additional measures to further streamline the Hong Kong immigration process for foreign national visa applicants. Top this end, visa applicants can […]

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Hong Kong Resident Visa Extension of Stay – Offshore Processing Now Permitted (Temporarily)

December 11th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Sherpa, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / 10 responses

INITIALLY PUBLISHED JANUARY 2, 2021 – UPDATED DECEMBER 10, 2022 The Immigration Department Accepts Applications for Extension of Stay from Hong Kong Non-permanent Residents Outside Hong Kong (Extended Until June 30 2023) https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/ext/npr.html (Temporary Measures Update) https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2022/12/20221209/20221209_191044_925.html The Immigration Department has extended the facilitation measure that allows eligible non-permanent residents who are outside Hong Kong to apply […]

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Do I Still Need a Hong Kong Working Visa if I’ve Been Placed on Gardening Leave?

July 25th, 2022

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

You always need a Hong Kong working visa to take up employment in Hong Kong whether paid or unpaid. What about if you are serving out your notice period on gardening leave? (First Published June 4, 2015) QUESTION My friend resigned from his job with his Hong Kong employer in May and he was on […]

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Can I Extend My Hong Kong Employment Visa if I Have No Job Presently But a Baby Born in Hong Kong?

June 12th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, VG Front Page, Your Question Answered / No responses

First Published November 19, 2017 Complex immigration scenarios sometimes present themselves with unforeseen consequences – which I am grateful to be able to explore in this excellent question just in… QUESTION I am Canadian and have lived in Hong Kong for almost 6 years. I recently quit my job and my working visa will expire […]

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