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Does the Hong Kong Employment Visa Change of Sponsorship Process Expressly Disclose to My New Employer the Reason For Me Leaving My Previous Job?

June 20th, 2017

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

This an excellent question which has never come up in this fashion before so I’m delighted to provide the answer! First Published July 30, 2013 QUESTION I have just been made redundant by my Australian employer and my last day working in Hong Kong will be August 30, 2013. My visa permit period extends to […]

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What Can I Do If My Employment Contract Ends on the Same Day as My Hong Kong Work Visa and I Need to Stay Here a While Longer to Sort Out My Affairs?

June 10th, 2017

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

Employment law and immigration law are often overlapping but must be dealt with separately… What can I do If my employment contract ends on the same day as my Hong Kong work visa and I need to stay here a while longer to sort out my affairs? QUESTION I am in a fix with a […]

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Now That I’ve Lost My Job What About My Hong Kong Work Visa? Will I Get Kicked Out of the HKSAR?

November 29th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 72 responses

First Published On 4th Jan 2013 Now that I’ve lost my job what about my Hong Kong work visa? Will I get kicked out of Hong Kong? No, definitely, not. Not at the moment anyway. This is how it all plays out for you now. But first, a bit of technical background about your employment […]

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Can the Sponsor of Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Hold Your Residence to Ransom?

December 4th, 2015

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 3 responses

Many foreign nationals holding Hong Kong work visas labour under the misapprehension that their employer somehow controls their immigration destiny by virtue of the fact that they sponsor their residence in Hong Kong. Nothing could be further from the truth!  More Stuff You May Find Useful or Relevant Hong Kong employment visa – teenage high […]

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QOTW: What Happens to Your Hong Kong Dependant Visa if Your Spouse is Made Redundant?

June 19th, 2015

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

If your spouse loses his (or her!) job what impact does it have on your Hong Kong dependant visa? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am on a Hong Kong dependant visa. My husband and I were both working for the same company (he has been with them over 2 years in Hong Kong) and we […]

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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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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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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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What’s the Story When You Hold a Hong Kong Work Visa and Face Redundancy?

August 9th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 10 responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are highly sympathetic to foreign nationals who find themselves with an employment visa sponsored by an employer that has had to make them redundant. In this situation you can expect the employer to notify the HKID of the fact of your redundancy and therefore you need to act on the […]

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