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QOTW: Will My Hong Kong Work Visa Change of Employer be Denied If My Fixed Compensation is Significantly Less Than in My Current Role?

February 27th, 2016

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

What happens to your Hong Kong work visa change of employer application if your new job pays much less than your old one? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I currently hold an employment visa with a Hong Kong company where I am receiving a monthly salary of HK$50,000 (fixed salary, no bonuses), and have been working with this […]

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Is it True that Getting Your First Hong Kong Employment Visa is the Hardest then Afterwards It’s a Cinch to Swap Over to Any Other Employer?

October 7th, 2015

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

Is there are truth at all in this Hong Kong employment visa “proposition”? QUESTION I am a French national who has just moved to Hong Kong. I am finding it very difficult to understand the visa process in Hong Kong. My friend passed me your contact saying that you will surely be able to help […]

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Can I Quit My Job Just Before My 7 Year Anniversary to Work Overseas & Still Quality for PR in Hong Kong?

May 29th, 2015

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

Interesting scenario this one… QUESTION I have been continuously employed here for almost 7 years and will be eligible to apply for PR in Hong Kong this Sept. If I leave my current job and start working for a different company outside of Hong Kong, is there any way I can still be eligible for […]

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1 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Introduction

February 22nd, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 3 responses

On November 28, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly in Hong Kong to discuss the opportunities for their graduates to go about making an application for a Hong Kong work visa without paying for any professional help. In this segment I set up the material that will follow on from […]

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QOTW: Can I Easily Swap Back to a Hong Kong Investment Visa from an Employment Visa Once Again?

August 24th, 2014

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

Entrepreneur to employee and then back to being an entrepreneur again – what will the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of this scenario…? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Hello, I was on an investment visa for a year when I started my own business and then took on a full time role with another company.  I was […]

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I Have Technically Overstayed My Hong Kong Employment Visa by One Day But Have No Job – What Happens Now?

November 3rd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / 1 response

Interesting and not at all unusual situation this one … how to deal with a technical overstay conundrum… QUESTION I have been living and working in Hong Kong for the past three years on a valid employment visa which has expired yesterday (2/11/2013). I finished my employment earlier in the month (I am not continuing […]

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Which is Better – Change of Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship or Seeking to Swap Over to a QMAS Visa Instead?

September 30th, 2013

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

If I had to choose between applying for a QMAS visa or otherwise seek to change my Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship to carry on working in Hong Kong, I know what I’d do (hands down, no doubt about it) … QUESTION Hi, I have been in Hong Kong for the past 2 years under […]

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When There Really is No Need to Spend Any Money With a Hong Kong Immigration Service Provider

May 9th, 2013

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

For many people, especially those with a natural ability to manage a process or work to a set of procedural guidelines, there may very well be no need to spend good money on securing the professional assistance of a Hong Kong immigration consultant. Of course, if you prefer to instruct someone to just take care […]

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What About Your Hong Kong Employment Visa If You’re Thinking of Changing Jobs?

April 8th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 1 response

It happens all the time. You get an employment visa to work in Hong Kong for one employer – then your circumstances change and you want to take up a position with another. The question is – what about your visa? Is it OK just to swap jobs without doing anything down at Immigration Tower? […]

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If I Stop Working for My Current Employer Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa Remain Valid?

March 5th, 2013

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

QUESTION For the last few years I’ve been working for an American company with an American contract of employment. I am under an employment visa for this position and it was renewed a few months ago until late 2014. The expiry date of my visa indicated on my passport is November 2014. I was laid […]

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