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If You Start A Company Based In Hong Kong Do You Always Need To Have An Investment Visa To Be Able To Run It?

April 7th, 2024

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The question of investment visa or not is actually quite straight forward. It’s all about ‘living’ in Hong Kong… QUESTION Hi Visa Geeza, I’ve a question regarding putting up a company in Hong Kong. I’ve been reading about how “easy” it is to set up a company in Hong Kong, however, it sounds too over […]

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Can You Remain In Hong Kong Under An Employment Visa Sponsored By An Ex-Employer & Run A Hong Kong Sole Proprietorship Providing Services Outside Of Hong Kong (Mostly)?

April 3rd, 2024

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Remain in Hong Kong under an Employment Visa sponsored by an ex-Employer? Unusual set of facts in this case and a question never posed to me in this fashion previously… QUESTION I have been in Hong Kong since 2011 under an employment visa but have recently quit my job. The last time my visa was […]

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Can I Set Up A Hong Kong Company, Employ My Business Partner & Sponsor An Employment Visa For Him?

March 18th, 2024

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The answer to this question is multi-part and ultimately driven by the challenges associated with a New Business Situation… QUESTION I am based in Hong Kong and would like your advice on visa applications for a friend.   A friend of mine, who is based in the US and I have been discussing a business opportunity for Hong Kong and […]

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Why Do Hong Kong Technology Startups Mostly Struggle To Win Investment Visa Approvals For Their Founders?

March 13th, 2024

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I’m often asked how feasible business investment visas are for foreign nationals seeking to establish a new technology start up here. Bootstrappping and running Lean can be a double edged sword as a foreign national starting up in Hong Kong… The actual extent of the challenge is, in fact, no more onerous than it has […]

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How To Apply For A Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying For Professional Help – 4 – Investment Visa For Mainland Chinese Applicants

March 9th, 2024

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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, specifically discussing the Hong Kong investment visa for Mainland Chinese applicants. The talk was graciously hosted at WYND Co-working Space, ran by a group of great people […]

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How To Apply For A Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying For Professional Help – 6 – Work Visa Vs Investment Visa?

March 3rd, 2024

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This post on how to apply for a Hong Kong investement visa without paying for professional help deals with the differences between  work visa vs investment visa. 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 […]

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If I Get A Hong Kong Investment Visa Can I Consult To A Single Client Only As A Pseudo-Employee?

February 22nd, 2024

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Just how ‘flexible is the Hong Kong investment visa? QUESTION  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 I can also […]

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13 – How To Apply For A Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Any Professional Help – The Catch 22

February 11th, 2024

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 23 responses

13 – How To Apply For A Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Any Professional Help – The Catch 22 – First Published February 28, 2013 – But The Advice Holds Good Today On January 17, 2013 I gave a talk at Centre O in Wanchai on how to go about applying for a Hong Kong business investment visa without […]

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Joining In A Side Business In Hong Kong – An Obvious Visa Solution For Certain Types Of Employed Professionals

February 5th, 2024

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

Joining In A Side Business In Hong Kong – An Obvious Visa Solution For Certain Types Of Employed Professionals Thinking about joining in a side business in Hong Kong? Certain foreign national professionals who teach in Hong Kong, especially those at university, often find themselves wishing to participate in their profession whilst educating others. The […]

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Can I Set Up A Hong Kong Company, Employ My Business Partner & Sponsor An Employment Visa For Him?

February 3rd, 2024

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Can I Set Up A Hong Kong Company, Employ My Business Partner & Sponsor An Employment Visa For Him? The answer to this question is multi-part and ultimately driven by the challenges associated with a New Business Situation… QUESTION I am based in Hong Kong and would like your advice on visa applications for a […]

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