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Hong Kong Employment Visa Self-Sponsorship – the Reality for Entrepreneurs Masquerading as Employees

April 5th, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing / 6 responses

First Published May 1, 2012 There really is no such thing as visa self-sponsorship if you are an entrepreneur seeking permissions to join in your own business in Hong Kong. You either work for an independent third party employer, or you are working for yourself (or possibly in partnership with one or 2 others). Let’s […]

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Hadley Says

The Perils of Contriving a Job Offer Just for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application

January 3rd, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 17 responses

First Published November 25, 2013 Sometimes foreign nationals in Hong Kong take the view that it is acceptable to collaborate in the conjuring up of a job offer just for the purposes of helping a friend or professional colleague secure an employment visa in the HKSAR. However, this is fraught with danger and should not […]

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Musing

Business Review – The Sword of Damocles for Successful Hong Kong Investment Visa Applicants

December 15th, 2018

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 1 response

If your investment visa has been approved but the Hong Kong Immigration Department believe your application was marginal, you can expect your visa to be subject to Business Review the first time that it comes up for extension. This works as follows: During your original application the HKID may not have been completely persuaded of […]

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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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Your Questions Answered

Can I Do Business in Hong Kong Yet Live in Shenzhen to Save Costs & Commute Across the Boundary Each Day to Do My Business?

April 5th, 2018

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

Living in Hong Kong ain’t cheap, that’s for sure… QUESTION I’m an Australian and British citizen currently living in Australia and I want to found a technology Startup company in Hong Kong because the government incentives seem very attractive to do so. The downside is that housing is ultra-expensive in Hong Kong and paying this […]

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Your Questions Answered

Do You Need a Visa to Operate a Business in Hong Kong if You Are Not Yet Resident Here?

December 13th, 2017

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

Great question today with a simple answer and an opportunity to shed some more light on the Catch 22 and  your ‘intention to reside’… QUESTION Who we are: We are a UK pharmaceutical wholesale distributor in business for 15 years, currently selling into Hong Kong.  Objective: To establish an office and register 3 pharmaceutical products with […]

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Infographics

One Man Hong Kong Investment Visa – What’s Required? (In Pictures)

February 10th, 2016

Posted by / in Infographic, Investment Visas / 21 responses

– Hong Kong investment visas are hard to get but not always impossible where the company starts out as a one man business. This infographic sets out exactly what is required in your approach to the Hong Kong Immigration Department. More Info to Help You Along Are there any advantages to being an existing resident […]

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Musing

4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Investment Visa

September 26th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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Your Questions Answered

QOTW: If I Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa Can I Consult to a Single Client Only as a Pseudo-Employee?

May 25th, 2015

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

Just how ‘flexible is the Hong Kong investment visa? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I’m Swedish and currently in the process of applying for a Hong Kong investment visa. In addition, I have an interview for a consulting position with another organization. They will not support me with an employment visa and have asked me if […]

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Musing

How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 14 – D-I-Y Resources

February 14th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

I have given this talk around town for the last couple of years now and so pleased to finally add it to our coverage of the Hong Kong investment visa. In this segment, I take you through the 10 Must Have Resources which are included in the talk which allow you to make your application for […]

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