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What You SHOULD NOT DO When Renewing or Extending Your Hong Kong Working Visa!

May 4th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 2 responses


Extending your Hong Kong working visa?

Renewing or Extending a Hong Kong Visa

The beauty of the Hong Kong immigration services professio is that there is a ready pool of customers for both our professional services and also our free-of-all-cost information resources (on both this Blog and also our flagship D-I-Y  Guide Hong Kong Visa Handbook.)

Some foreign nationals come, some go and many even stay forever. So there’s always a lot going on and in my professional practice, I meet a whole lot of interesting people, each with their own unique story.

As I spend quite a lot of time producing these free resources  to enable current or intending residents of the HKSAR to make informed decisions about their immigration status here, it is a very rare pleasure to come across, as I did recently, a resident of Hong Kong who learned the hard way (then blogged about) the pitfalls of getting his residence visa extended.

Jonathan Ervine works for an IT firm  in Hong Kong (Novell) and  eight years ago he published on his blog, A Table For 1, the trials and tribulations of getting his employment visa extended.

Jonathan tells quite a story. Go and read it now.

I will be waiting for you when you get back.

Actually, Jonathan’s experience is not at all unusual, even today.

Nothing much has changed since he wrote his piece in 2009.

Whilst many companies in Hong Kong take responsibility for managing and maintaining the working visa status for their foreign national employees, very many employers do not (including the cabin crew for Cathay Pacific too – or at least it was when my wife worked for them.)

So, if you are stuck with the challenge of getting your own Hong Kong visa extended, year in, year out, why not download our Hong Kong Visa Extension Kit.

It’s completely free of charge and covers every type of Hong Kong residence visa, not just employment visas.

 Download the Hong Kong Visa Extension Kit Now

100% Free Service of the Hong Kong Visa Centre

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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.



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