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How Do You Prove To The Hong Kong Immigration Department That You Have Tried To Recruit Locally?

January 2nd, 2024

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

How Do You Prove To ImmD That You Have Tried to Recruit Locally? What Will The Hong Kong Immigration Department Accept? 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 […]

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Can I Apply For Right Of Abode If My Employment Visa Expires On The Exact 7 Year Anniversary Of My Residence In Hong Kong But I Have No Job On That Date?

January 1st, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

Unemployed When Your Eligibility For Right Of Abode Accrues? Can You Still Qualify For PR Even Without A Job … First Published June 4, 2103 Do you need to be employed on the date that your 7 year anniversary of your residence in Hong Kong comes up which then allows you apply for the right […]

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Side Employment | Employment Visa To Work For Yourself And Also A Full Time Employer | Both At The Same Time?

December 27th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Is There Such An Animal As A Hong Kong Employment Visa To Work For Yourself? Employment visa to work for yourself?  How can you have your cake AND eat it in Hong Kong – working for both yourself and a third-party employer at the same time? QUESTION Hi, I’ve read (or I think I read) […]

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How Can a Defacto Spouse Gain Approval to Work Under a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa?

December 22nd, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Work Under A Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa | Benefits | Limitations | Requirements Learn about the requirements, ImmD policy and how to qualify for an employment visa while holding such a prolonged visitor visa as a defacto spouse So, what happens if a defacto partner ‘trailing spouse’ wants to take up employment in Hong […]

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Now That I’ve Lost My Job What About My Employment Visa? Will I Get Kicked Out Of Hong Kong Or Can I Stay?

December 17th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 86 responses

Now that I’ve lost my job what about my employment visa? Will I get kicked out of Hong Kong? I really do need time to get myself sorted out and ideally I want to find another employer here and pick up my career again. I love Hong Kong even though recent years have been tough […]

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Hong Kong Immigration | Training Visa Second Job | Is It Possible To Have 2 Jobs | What Limitations Exist?

December 5th, 2023

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

Can I Hold a Second Job While in Hong Kong Working Under a Training Visa? Hong Kong training visa second job – is it possible to hold down 2 positions whilst in Hong Kong working under a training visa? QUESTION I am waiting on my training visa and am wondering: can I hold a second […]

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Got An MPF Refund | Impact On A PR Application | Are You Now Disqualified?

November 23rd, 2023

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

I Have Sworn A Declaration That I Am Leaving Hong Kong To Receive An MPF Refund … Am I Now Precluded From Making an Application for the Right of Abode Here? QUESTION I have been resident in Hong Kong for 5 and a half years on a working visa. I lost my job over 6 […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa | Any Fixed Residency Requirement For Retention | Minimum Number of Days In-Country?

November 22nd, 2023

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

Is There Any Fixed Residency Requirement For Retention Of A Hong Kong Employment-Visa? Understanding Half-Time Hong Kong Employment Visa and Its Impact on Permanent Residency QUESTION I am pursuing options to take up employment in Hong Kong and would like to know if there is any residence requirement for retention of a work visa. For […]

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Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa| One Year Only | Work Full Time?

November 21st, 2023

Posted by / in Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa What are the conditions of work under a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa? I just love the easy Hong Kong immigration questions – gives me a break from thinking too hard! QUESTION Hi there! I’m Australian and I have an approved Working Holiday Visa, but am wondering if I can […]

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Immigration Hong Kong Visa For Unpaid Charity Work | It Is Allowed | What Kind Of Visa Is Needed?

November 17th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Does Volunteering for a Good Cause Represent Unpaid Work That Requires the Specific Permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration? Immigration Hong Kong visa – the law here is clear – work, paid or unpaid requires the permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration Immigration Hong Kong Visa –  the question of volunteering […]

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