Losing Your Job

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You’ve Lost Your Job: Can You Get an Interim Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension While You Continue Looking for a New Employer?

November 17th, 2014

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

Any chance the Immigration Department will grant you an interim Hong Kong employment visa extension in these circumstances? QUESTION I am an Australian  national living in Hong Kong under an employment visa since December 2010, all sponsored by the same company. This has been an Australian company with a representative office in Hong Kong. I have over […]

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If You No Longer Work for Your Sponsoring Employer What Impact Will This Have on Your Hong Kong Right of Abode Application?

August 6th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing / No responses

On May 29, 2014  I gave a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. The following question was asked: If you no longer work for your sponsoring employer but your Hong Kong employment visa has not yet expired what impact will this have on your Right of Abode application? […]

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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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How Can Presently Unemployed Investment Bankers Reorganize Their Careers in Order to Remain in Hong Kong?

April 24th, 2013

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / 5 responses

These are trying times for investment bankers with the global financial crisis continuing to lead to career uncertainties for these professionals with seemingly no end sight. Many such bankers are here in Hong Kong on employment visas sponsored by their last investment bank employer. If you, as many indeed have, been laid off – what […]

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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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Will Redundancy Impact Your Eligibility for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

March 6th, 2013

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 8 responses

QUESTION Hi there, you provide a very helpful advice service, so thank you for that!  I have a few questions which I would like your advice on: 1. I have 1.5 years left towards my Right of Abode in Hong Kong application (been working in Hong Kong 5.5 years), but was recently laid off. Still […]

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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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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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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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