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My Employment Visa Has Been Refused – What Can I Do Now?

January 30th, 2023

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

We have been contacted a lot recently by applicants who’s cases have been refused  – so this question is both timely and, for all those affected, of great significance. QUESTION “I would like to know if, once  I have received the first rejection letter from an Officer of the HKID for my employment visa application, I […]

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Has the Hong Kong Immigration Department Tightened Up On Applicants With Criminal Records Recently?

January 28th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

The question of criminal records and how they impact on Hong Kong visa applications keeps cropping up… QUESTION Hi, I have previously lived in Hong Kong, once as a student so obviously held a student visa and then a couple of years later working there so had an employment visa. I’m a Canadian citizen and […]

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I Want to Change Jobs With a Significant Reduction in My Base Salary – How Will this Impact on My Hong Kong Employment Visa Change of Sponsorship Application?

January 22nd, 2023

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

QUESTION I currently hold a Hong Kong employment visa with a company where I am receiving a monthly salary of HK$50,000 (fixed salary, no bonuses), and have been working with this company for the past 4 years. My contract, and visa, are due to expire soon so I am in the process of looking for a […]

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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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If I Live and Work in China But Have a Hong Kong Employment Visa Can I Get Dependant Visas for My Family?

December 28th, 2022

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

To live in Hong Kong requires a place to lay your head here each night. What happens to your application for dependant visas for your family if you don’t have anywhere for them to live? QUESTION I have held a Hong Kong employment visa for the last 3 years.  But most of the time I […]

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Does the Hong Kong Immigration Department Positively Consider Family Reunion as a Factor to Employment Visa Grant?

December 8th, 2022

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

First Published January 4, 2020 Employment visa grant? What do the Hong Kong Immigration Department take into account exactly when considering an application for an employment visa where the applicant has recently divorced from a Hong Kong resident? QUESTION I have been in Hong Kong for two years and have recently divorced.  I have care […]

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Can I Set Up a Hong Kong Company, Employ My Business Partner & Sponsor an Employment Visa For Him?

December 6th, 2022

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

The answer to this question is multi-part and ultimately driven by the challenges associated with a New Business Situation… QUESTION I am based in Hong Kong and would like your advice on visa applications for a friend.   A friend of mine, who is based in the US and I have been discussing a business opportunity for Hong Kong and […]

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I Would Like to Apply for a Job Seekers Visa For Hong Kong – How Do I Go About Doing It?

November 30th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Hong Kong immigration is rife with visa gossip and rumours so I am pleased this question has been raised as it allows me to slay an old dragon once and for all!   QUESTION Hi Stephen, Thanks ever so much for your amazing website. I have never seen anything like this before – and I can’t […]

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How Do You Prove to the Hong Kong Immigration Department That You Have Tried to Recruit Locally?

November 24th, 2022

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

Excellent question earlier this week. Great opportunity to slay a few sacred cows. QUESTION Hi, one of the requirements for the work visa application is a proof of genuine vacancy. What if a sponsoring company doesn’t do job ads? What can he present? He does recruit locally via his network since he is just a […]

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How Do You Prove to the Hong Kong Immigration Department That You Have Tried to Recruit Locally?

November 20th, 2022

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

Excellent question earlier this week. Great opportunity to slay a few sacred cows. QUESTION Hi, one of the requirements for the work visa application is a proof of genuine vacancy. What if a sponsoring company doesn’t do job ads? What can he present? He does recruit locally via his network since he is just a […]

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