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Do You Need to Leave Hong Kong to ‘Activate’ Your Recently Secured Employment Visa Extension?

February 1st, 2018

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

The answer to this question seemed so obvious to me before, but now it has been asked, I realize it’s not immediately obvious to everyone, so I’m grateful for the opportunity to address it now… QUESTION I have just recently had my employment visa successfully extended.  For 2 years.  My passport has been updated with […]

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Must the Employing Company Sponsor of My Hong Kong Work Visa Application be Profitable?

November 21st, 2017

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

How important is sponsor-profitability, especially for start up businesses less than 12 months old? QUESTION I have been recruited by a newly established company (12 months old as of this week). They have never hired a foreigner and have tasked me with completing the visa forms, both employee and employer versions. The Employer-side application requires […]

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What Do the Immigration Department Look For When Establishing the Bones Fides of a Hong Kong Employer As a Suitable & Credible Sponsor Under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates?

October 6th, 2017

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Can any old entity successfully sponsor an employment visa extension under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates? QUESTION I am currently in Hong Kong on IANG Visa. My company would need to help me to sponsor the IANG visa once my limit of stay is within 4 weeks of expiry. I do understand that the […]

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How Can I Go From Being a Sponsored Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder to Working in My Own Business as I Wait Out the 7 Years to Permanent Residency Here?

May 28th, 2017

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

If you leave your job and want to start your own business in Hong Kong, what are the immigration implications of this if you are a temporary resident foreign national employee? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I am in a bit of a pickle, I am currently waiting for my PR and I have a visa extension […]

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

May 2nd, 2017

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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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Hong Kong Visas For 2 Week Visitor Nationals – The Study-then-Work Visa

January 23rd, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 6 responses

On May 30, 2016 I gave a talk at the Russian Club Hong Kong on the types of Hong Kong visas available to those nationalities who are only granted a 2 week limit of stay as visitors upon arrival in the HKSAR. This ‘2 week rule’ has a very real practical effect on citizens of […]

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Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts – With Dragon Law @ Cyberport – Study-then-Work Visa (Work Visa Under IANG)

August 13th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 4 responses

On April 28, 2016 Dragon Law, the Hong Kong Visa Centre and Cyberport co-hosted a seminar entitled Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts This segment discusses the so-called Study-then-Work Visa (work visa under IANG – the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates.) You can download the Presentation slides here.  The Rest […]

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Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts – With Dragon Law @ Cyberport – Visas Allowing Work

July 15th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 10 responses

On April 28, 2016 Dragon Law, the Hong Kong Visa Centre and Cyberport co-hosted a seminar entitled Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts This segment takes you through the various visas that enable the ability to work in Hong Kong. You can download the Presentation slides here.  The Rest of […]

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Weird & Wonderful Ways to Get Working Permissions in Hong Kong – The Study-then-Work Visa

June 14th, 2016

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On April 4th I gave a talk at Centre O Connect in Sheung Wan about some of the quirky ways to get working permissions in Hong Kong and delighted to share them with you now in this series of  8 short videos. You can download the slides here. The Rest of the Series Introduction You […]

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Cyberport Immigration Talk: Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts (With Dragon Law!)

April 25th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 7 responses

Cyberport Immigration Talk: On Thursday this week (April 28) at Cyberport, I am giving a presentation on visa considerations for business owners along with Chris Sykes from Dragon Law. Our joint session will look at both immigration and labour law issues frequently faced by those in business for themselves and you’re invited. It’s 100% free. […]

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