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What to Do if You Find Yourself in the Hong Kong Visa ‘Twilight Zone’

January 31st, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 4 responses

Sometimes, Hong Kong residents find themselves changing employers or swapping from a sponsored employment visa to a business investment visa, when their current limit of stay expires and they find themselves ‘without a visa’ whilst the Hong Kong ID are working on their applications. In this instance, so long as you have an ‘active application’ […]

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I Worked in Hong Kong for 4 Years – then Left for 2 – and Have a Valid Visa in My Passport – Can I Still Work & then Apply for PR?

January 7th, 2013

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

For many foreign national residents, it can take a couple of runs at living in Hong Kong before they catch the bug and realise they want to call the HKSAR their permanent home. Inadvertently, however, such folks can break their continuity of residence and also find themselves back to square one when it comes to […]

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The Reality Behind the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s “4 Weeks” Visa Application Consideration Time Frame

January 3rd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 65 responses

When you make most any type of Hong Kong visa or immigration application, you will find yourself in the Hong Kong ID’s infamous 4 Weeks Zone. You see, the Immigration Department cite that they need 4 weeks to finalise an application once they have received from you all of the documents they need to  decide […]

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I Hate My Boss & Want to Leave My Job – What About My Work Visa for Hong Kong?

August 21st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 7 responses

In actual fact, your employment visa permissions belong to you, not your employer as they are just the sponsor of your immigration status, not the final arbiter of whether you can remain in Hong Kong or not. Only the Hong Kong Immigration Department hold this power. If you find your position with your employer untenable […]

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Your Hong Kong Employment Visa – What Happens When You Lose Your Job?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 3 responses

If have an employment visa and have stopped working for your sponsoring employer, no matter what the reason, you will not have to leave Hong Kong straight away. The HKID provide you with enough time to make arrangements to find an alternate employer or, if you prefer, to lay the groundwork to start your own […]

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