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If I Have A Hong Kong Dependant Visa Can I Work Here For A Foreign Company Even Though They Have Not Registered As A Business In Hong Kong?

March 30th, 2024

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This question mainly relates to business rather than immigration law but is still an important question nonetheless… QUESTION Hello I have a Hong Kong  dependant visa that gives me the right to work in Hong Kong. I have been offered a Regional Asia role based out of Hong Kong by a Canadian company. This company is […]

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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

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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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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 5 – Permitted Activity as a Visitor

January 13th, 2024

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help Permitted Activity in Hong Kong as a Visitor I am in the process of revisiting a lot of my older video content to ensure its continuing relevance and validity. I will also be conducting a whole new series of updated talks […]

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Do I Need An Employment Visa Even If I Will Be In Hong Kong For Just 2 Weeks To Complete A Consulting Assignment?

January 5th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Do You Need An Employment Visa For Short Term Work In Hong Kong? Yes, No, Maybe … First Published August 29, 2021   A foreign national seeking to come to Hong Kong to work, paid or unpaid, for a long or short duration, requires the permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration. QUESTION Dear […]

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Long Term Business Visit To Hong Kong | Do I Need An Employment Visa?

December 23rd, 2023

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Do You Need An Employment Visa If You Intend To Make An Extended, Long Term Business Visit To Hong Kong? What exactly is permitted activity in these circumstances and where does the line fall exactly? With Hong Kong having such a liberal visa-upon-arrival regime (with more than 160 nationalities being granted permission to visit for […]

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How Can a Defacto Spouse Gain Approval to Work Under a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa?

December 22nd, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Work Under A Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa | Benefits | Limitations | Requirements Learn about the requirements, ImmD policy and how to qualify for an employment visa while holding such a prolonged visitor visa as a defacto spouse So, what happens if a defacto partner ‘trailing spouse’ wants to take up employment in Hong […]

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If I Stop Working for My Current Employer Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa Remain Valid?

August 14th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa Remain Valid If I’ve Lost My Job? First Published March 5, 2013 QUESTION Help with my Hong Kong employment visa please! 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 […]

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Can I Come to Hong Kong as Visitor, Find a Job, Then Change to an Employment Visa?

February 7th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

First Published June 20, 2012 Down the years a great many foreign nationals arrive in Hong Kong as visitors ‘on spec’ and are able to successfully change their immigration status in order for them to take up employment when a job offer manifests itself here. This question discusses this very issue and provides the answer […]

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Can I Come to Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa?

January 7th, 2023

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

First Published February 4, 2019 Permitted activity under the Visitor visa category seems to be something of a grey area and in the final analysis it all boils down to the attitude of the Immigration Department for a breach of conditions of stay. However, some activities are self-evidently ‘employment‘ in nature and the answer to […]

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What Kind of Visa Do We Need for a Technician to Undertake Highly Specialized 3D Scanning Work in Hong Kong That Will Last Only 10 Days?

March 17th, 2022

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

Does the fact that a piece of work to be undertaken in Hong Kong by a foreign national is project-specific and only going to last a few short days somehow obviate the requirement for an employment visa ? QUESTION We have acquired a contract with a company in Hong Kong. We have one person that […]

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