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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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I Would Like To Apply For A Job Seekers Visa For Hong Kong – How Do I Go About Doing It?

January 26th, 2024

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I Would Like To Apply For A Job Seekers Visa For Hong Kong – How Do I Go About Doing It? Hong Kong immigration is rife with visa gossip and rumours so I am pleased this question has been raised as it allows me to slay an old dragon once and for all! QUESTION Hi […]

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What Kind of Visa Can We Get So My FDH Girlfriend (Contract Terminated) Can Stay With Me in Hong Kong?

January 18th, 2024

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

What Kind of Visa Can We Get So My FDH Girlfriend (Contract Terminated) Can Stay With Me in Hong Kong? Any possibility for love to continue in the wake of a terminated FDH contract? QUESTION My girl friend is a Filipino domestic helper who has just left her employment with a Chinese family – however, […]

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How Easy is it to Secure A Work Visa Issued Under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates on the Basis of Freelance Employment?

January 15th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

How Easy Is It To Secure A Work Visa Issued Under The Immigration Arrangements For Non-local Graduates On The Basis of Freelance Employment? Can you realistically expect to work for yourself if your employment permissions have been granted under IANG? QUESTION Hi Stephen, thanks a lot for answering the questions on this website. I must […]

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How Can I Prove To The Hong Kong Immigration Department My Last Day Of Work For My Previous Employer As Part Of My Change of Employment Visa Sponsorship Application?

January 14th, 2024

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

How Can I Prove To The Hong Kong Immigration Department My Last Day Of Work For My Previous Employer As Part Of My Change of Employment Visa Sponsorship Application? First Published July 29, 2013 – Still Relevant The Immigration Department need documentation to understand when to demarcate new from old sponsorship arrangements when changing employers […]

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Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa be Compromised If I Leave My Job Due to Intolerable Working Conditions?

January 7th, 2024

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

Hong Kong Employment Visa Lost If You Have a Terrible Boss & Want To Leave? What’s The Risk To Your Hong Kong Employment Visa? Should you be worried that your employment visa status in Hong Kong might be undermined if you choose to leave the employ of an unsavoury employer? QUESTION Hello, my current employer […]

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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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I Would Like to Apply for a Job Seekers Visa For Hong Kong | How Do I Go About Doing It?

December 30th, 2023

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Is There Such An Animal As A Job Seekers Visa For Hong Kong? If There Is, Please Tell Me More … Hong Kong immigration is rife with visa gossip and rumours so I am pleased this question has been raised as it allows me to slay an old dragon once and for all!   QUESTION Hi Stephen, […]

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Flexible Hong Kong Work Visa | Is There Such An Animal | If So Where Might You Find It?

November 24th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 24 responses

Does A Flexible Hong Kong Work Visa Exist? Flexible Hong Kong work visa? Like the Yeti and the Loch Ness Monster, I’ve heard mention of this mythical beast several times over the years … The Employment Visa Is Not Flexible QUESTION Is there a flexible Hong Kong work visa? Because we are going to employ […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa | Any Fixed Residency Requirement For Retention | Minimum Number of Days In-Country?

November 22nd, 2023

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Is There Any Fixed Residency Requirement For Retention Of A Hong Kong Employment-Visa? Understanding Half-Time Hong Kong Employment Visa and Its Impact on Permanent Residency QUESTION I am pursuing options to take up employment in Hong Kong and would like to know if there is any residence requirement for retention of a work visa. For […]

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