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Is There Any Special Visa Type For Foreign National Media Professionals Seeking To Live & Freelance In Hong Kong?

February 12th, 2024

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Is There Any Special Visa Type For Foreign National Media Professionals Seeking To Live & Freelance In Hong Kong? Independent media professionals often occupy a round-pegs-in-square-holes situation when it comes to being able to practice their trade in Hong Kong and this question discusses how they might go about being able to do so. QUESTION […]

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I Am An Independent Contractor Not An Employee – Can I Get An Employment Visa As An Intercompany Transferee?

January 23rd, 2024

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I Am An Independent Contractor Not An Employee – Can I Get An Employment Visa As An Intercompany Transferee? Sometimes, round-pegs-in-square-holes situations crop up which make the challenge of securing a Hong Kong employment visa especially daunting! This question raises a very interesting set of circumstances which make for an interesting visa application experience ahead! […]

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Can I Employ Myself Via A Hong Kong Business Investment Visa (Or Any Other Way)?

July 17th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 13 responses

Can I Employ Myself? Updated July 2023 Can I employ mself? This is a typical question about what is really a Hong Kong business investment (entrepreneur) visa application – but most often people don’t know, understandably enough, how to couch it… Can I Employ Myself? – QUESTION “Hello, I’m interested in getting HK residence permit […]

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The Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa – Is It Good For A Single Client Business Only?

July 1st, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Musing, VG Front Page / No responses

Have you got an opportunity to be an independant contractor rather than serving as a full time employee and wondering if you can get a Hong Kong entrepreneur visa with a single client only? Understanding the Limitations of the Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa The Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa is primarily designed for foreign nationals aspiring […]

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Can You Freelance or Start Your Own Business Under a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa?

October 16th, 2022

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

Can you freelance or start your own business under a Hong Kong working holiday visa? The working holiday visa for Hong Kong is designed for certain types of employment activity – but does this include freelance work or starting or your own business? First Published On April 15, 2013 QUESTION Hi I have recently moved […]

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What Compliance Obligations Do I Have if I Hold a Hong Kong Employment Visa and Want to Start Freelancing After I Stop Working for My Employer-Sponsor?

June 6th, 2022

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

I hold a Hong Kong employment visa and want to start freelancing…   As a foreign national temporarily resident in Hong Kong on a sponsored employment visa, there are a number of different compliance issues that need to be addressed if you lose your job and you fancy embarking down the path of freelancing on […]

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How Can an Overseas Company Temporarily Sponsor Hong Kong Employment Visa Permissions?

February 27th, 2021

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

A frequently experienced conundrum. How can a foreign company temporarily sponsor Hong Kong employment visa permissions for its employees and contractors who need to work here in pursuit of a commercial arrangement which is of an indefinite or fixed duration here? QUESTION How can one visit and deliver short-term (typically 1-5 days duration) training courses […]

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What Happens to My Girlfriend’s Hong Kong Employment Visa if She Quits Her Job and We Get Engaged – Can She Carry on Working on the Strength of Our Relationship?

May 27th, 2020

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

Does being formally engaged to be married to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident materially impact the work permissions available to an employment visa holding fiance? QUESTION I am a permanent resident of Hong Kong working here and I met my girlfriend who is currently employed and on a working visa. However she no longer wants to […]

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Is There Such an Animal as a Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor?

May 21st, 2020

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

Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor? The General Employment Policy anticipates that foreign national Professionals seeking to work in Hong Kong are subject to a formal employer-employee relationship. So what’s the situation if the employer wants to engage you as a contractor? Is it do-able? QUESTION Dear Stephen,  I got a working visa […]

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Hong Kong Business Investment Visas – the Catch 22 for Foreign National Entrepreneurs

December 13th, 2018

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 3 responses

  There are 2 pathways you can follow to apply for a business investment visa for Hong Kong. 1. You can be in Hong Kong as either as resident or a visitor seeking to adjust your immigration status to join in an existing, or establish a new, business; or 2. You can apply prospectively for […]

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