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Is it Legal for Company B to Hire Me Away from Company A (Assuming No Local Can Fill the Vacancy) & Apply For a New Hong Kong Work Visa Before the First Expires?

February 12th, 2018

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

New Hong Kong work visa? This question has a straightforward answer which has been addressed quite a few times previously on this Blog but it was asked in such a novel away it made me realize that not everyone views Hong Kong immigration through the lens that I have carried with me for 20 years! […]

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Do You Need a Hong Kong Employment Visa if You Work For a Hong Kong Company But Not in Hong Kong?

February 5th, 2018

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

Do the Hong Kong Immigration Department expect every foreign national employee of Hong Kong registered companies to have employment visas even if they have never worked (or never will work) in the HKSAR? QUESTION Is there any problem with a Hong Kong registered company employing someone currently resident in Malaysia for a role supporting one […]

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Do You Need to Have Been Physically Present in Hong Kong for a Full Seven Years (i.e 2555 Days All Told) in Order to Qualify for Hong Kong Permanent Residency?

December 27th, 2017

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 120 responses

Sometimes even the big name publications can get their facts (and law) wrong… do you need to have been physically present in Hong Kong for a full seven years (i.e 2555 days all told) in order to qualify for Hong Kong permanent residency? QUESTION Dear Stephen, The Wall Street Journal guide to HK states (here: […]

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Can I Lawfully Rent an Apartment in Hong Kong as a Frequent Visitor – What Would the Immigration Department Make of That?

December 2nd, 2017

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

If you find yourself often in Hong Kong as a frequent Visitor is it lawful and / or possible to rent an apartment in order to keep accommodation expenses down… QUESTION I’m an Expat based in Thailand & often come to Hong Kong for meetings or transit for business trips to China, Taiwan, Korea and […]

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How Do You Go About Changing Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship at Immigration Tower?

September 2nd, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, VG Front Page / 46 responses

If you have left the employ of your current employment visa sponsor, or even just thinking of doing so, you need to undergo what is known as a change of sponsorship application before you start working for anyone else in Hong Kong, including yourself! FIRST PUBLISHED APRIL 19, 2013 To do this you have to […]

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How Can I Spend As Much Time As Possible With My Daughter After She Moves to Hong Kong For Work?

June 30th, 2017

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

Coming to Hong Kong to frequently visit family members resident here is not such a problem (usually)… QUESTION My daughter and family are moving to Hong Kong. I would like to spend as much time as possible with them. If I go to Hong Kong as a tourist from the US and return home after […]

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Can I Work Remotely for an Overseas Employer Whilst I Remain in Hong Kong With My Same Sex Partner on a Prolonged Visitor Visa?

June 24th, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 7 responses

What issues arise in respect of those foreign nationals in Hong Kong who accompany their unmarried life partners (gay or heterosexual) here on prolonged visitor visas and who are planning to carry on their professions remotely for an overseas employer whilst permitted by the Hong Kong Immigration Department to be present in Hong Kong as […]

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Will My Frequent and Lengthy Visits to Hong Kong Over the Last 2 Years Compromise My Ability to Secure an Employment Visa Subsequently?

May 26th, 2017

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

So, you’ve been hanging out in Hong Kong as a Visitor for quite a while and have now decided you wish to become formally resident…. will the extended time spent here previously impact your chances for an employment visa? QUESTION I’ve been staying in Hong Kong for nearly 2 years on a tourist visa, I’ve […]

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How Does Your Prior Immigration Record in Hong Kong Impact On Future Visa Applications Here?

May 2nd, 2017

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

Do the Hong Kong Immigration Department cross-refer previous applications for a visa to current application for a visa? So, how does your prior immigration record in Hong Kong impact on future visa applications? QUESTION Hello! I have a question regarding to my working visa. Previously I have been working in Hong Kong in the skin […]

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How Important Are Photographs When Documenting Relationship Bona Fides in a Same Sex Partner Visa Application for Hong Kong?

January 31st, 2017

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

It’s quite rare in most types of family visa applications that a single supporting document will definitively determine success or refusal. Of course, if you claim to be married or a legal parent (for example) and seeking a legal dependant’s visa, marriage and birth certificates are an absolute prerequisite to establish proof of legal relationship. But […]

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