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I Want to Change Jobs With a Significant Reduction in My Base Salary – How Will this Impact on My Hong Kong Employment Visa Change of Sponsorship Application?

September 27th, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

QUESTION I currently hold a Hong Kong employment visa with a company where I am receiving a monthly salary of HK$50,000 (fixed salary, no bonuses), and have been working with this company for the past 4 years. My contract, and visa, are due to expire soon so I am in the process of looking for a […]

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The 7 Things Your Employer Needs to Know About the Immigration Process When Applying for a Hong Kong Employment Visa

March 26th, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 6 responses

Applying for a Hong Kong Employment Visa? You’ve been offered a job in Hong Kong and you need an employment visa. But your new employer has no experience about the process, so what do you need to tell them? 1. Firstly, there’s the approvability test – namely – you need to possess special skills, knowledge […]

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I Want to Change Jobs With a Significant Reduction in My Base Salary – How Will this Impact on My Hong Kong Employment Visa Change of Sponsorship Application?

July 8th, 2018

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QUESTION I currently hold a Hong Kong employment visa with a company where I am receiving a monthly salary of HK$50,000 (fixed salary, no bonuses), and have been working with this company for the past 4 years. My contract, and visa, are due to expire soon so I am in the process of looking for a […]

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What Do the Immigration Department Look For When Establishing the Bones Fides of a Hong Kong Employer As a Suitable & Credible Sponsor Under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates?

October 6th, 2017

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Can any old entity successfully sponsor an employment visa extension under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates? QUESTION I am currently in Hong Kong on IANG Visa. My company would need to help me to sponsor the IANG visa once my limit of stay is within 4 weeks of expiry. I do understand that the […]

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Will Performance-Based Equity Compensation Suffice Instead of a Cash Salary for A Hong Kong Employment Visa?

July 8th, 2017

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

No one has asked me this type of question about compensation for employees for about 15 years now so I’m grateful to the questioner for raising it as she did. QUESTION I have successfully registered a business and been awarded an investment visa in Hong Kong. The company is a start up with limited capital […]

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Why & How The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Getting A Lot Tougher Now – Hong Kong Labour Market Testing & Salaries

December 8th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 6 responses

On June 14,2016 I gave a talk at WYND Co-Working Space in Lan Kwai Fong on the topic of why and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department are getting a lot tougher now in the wake of the Audit Commission Report Number 66 released to ImmD in April and made public in June. This is […]

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Do You Need a Degree to Get a Hong Kong Work Visa?

January 6th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

Do you need a Degree to get a Hong Kong work visa? The short answer is no, not necessarily. Having said that, having a degree certainly helps on the road to visa approval, especially if you have post graduate qualifications as well. The Hong Kong employment visa approvability test calls for special skills, knowledge or […]

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Interview: Is There a Threshold to Attaining a Hong Kong Work Visa Under the General Employment Policy?

January 8th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing / 7 responses

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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What’s the Minimum Salary for a Hong Kong Employment Visa Approval?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 2 responses

This is a vexed question for many visa applicants and their employers but there is a simple rule of thumb that needs to be adhered to. The Hong Kong Immigration Department expect that a foreigner seeking employment visa permissions to work in Hong Kong will perform, at a minimum, supervisory duties under his or her […]

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What’s the Basic Income of a Typical Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder?

May 1st, 2012

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

Many employment visa applicants and the companies which want to hire them struggle with the question of what’s the minimum salary for visa approval? The answer is quite easy really: – The target should be two hundred thousand hong kong dollars each year – This is the total value of the employment not just the […]

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