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Can You Have 2 Hong Kong Employment Visa Applications Pending At the Same Time?

March 16th, 2020

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 21 responses

This is quite an unusual set of facts and provides a great opportunity to clear up one small, yet key, part of the Hong Kong employment visa applications process. QUESTION “We are from Canada. Recently my boyfriend and I were offered a job teaching English with a company in Hong Kong. We gave them the […]

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Is It Possible to Change Employment Visa Sponsorship Where the Employer Has Not Yet Established a New Company in Hong Kong (i.e. Has No Business Operations Here Yet)?

March 13th, 2020

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

First Published August 17, 2014 What’s the story where a new employer has not yet set up shop in the HKSAR? QUESTION Hello Visa Geeza, Thanks in advance! Your website has brought clarity on a number of questions I had on the visa process. I do however have a few more. I’m currently employed by […]

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How Can I Best Manage the Hong Kong Work Visa Implications of Changing Employers When I Have Just a Few Weeks Remaining On My Current Limit of Stay?

March 6th, 2020

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

Hate your job and seeking a change? How is your Hong Kong work visa affected if it will be expiring soon? QUESTION I am working for a company and I really have had enough and want to change jobs. The reasoning being is the work I signed up for is not the job I am […]

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Do I Have to Terminate My Current Job if My Future Employer is Applying for My Hong Kong Work Visa Change of Sponsorship?

March 3rd, 2020

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

How do you handle the conundrum of keeping your old job whilst seeking permission of ImmD in regard to  your Hong Kong work visa change of sponsorship? QUESTION I hope you’re doing well. Do I have to terminate my current job if my future employer is applying for my Hong Kong work visa change of […]

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What Exactly Do You Need to Include in a Visa Application to Join in a Side Business in Hong Kong?

March 1st, 2020

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 7 responses

So, you sense there’s an opportunity to augment your salary with some freelance work so how do you go about making an application to join in a side business in Hong Kong? QUESTION Dear Visa Geeza, I have listened to your podcasts regarding sole proprietorship and followed the information given. Background information – I am currently […]

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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?

February 4th, 2020

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

First Published November 17, 2014 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 December 2010, all sponsored by the same company. This has been an Australian company with a representative office in […]

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How Will Bankruptcy While Living Here Impact the Possibility of Hong Kong Work Visa Extension?

February 1st, 2020

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

Simple enough of a question – will your Hong Kong work visa be compromised if you are forced into bankruptcy while temporarily resident in the HKSAR? QUESTION If I am currently a working visa holder in Hong Kong, how will my visa be affected if I go bankrupt? Will the Immigration Department tell me to […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa – How to Go About Changing Employers & Managing the Immigration Implications

January 26th, 2020

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

First Published March 27, 2014 This question comes up all the time (and is actually answered on the home page of our Blog) but I am grateful for the opportunity to revisit it again now… QUESTION Hi, I’m currently working in Hong Kong with a valid working visa but have been offered a job with […]

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How Do I Go About Setting Up a Side Business to Complement My Full Time Hong Kong Employment Visa?

January 20th, 2020

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 20 responses

Foreign national employment visa holders in Hong Kong are quite often interested in setting up a side business… QUESTION I am currently employed full-time by a company in Hong Kong. They successfully sponsored my Hong Kong employment visa and I just started my job 2 months ago. All is going very well. But I would like […]

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

January 13th, 2020

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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