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Can I Easily Swap From a Working Holiday Visa to a Hong Kong Work Visa?

March 30th, 2020

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How can one go about swapping from a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa to a complete Hong Kong work visa?



I am a British citizen with a 1st class degree, 2 years work experience and unique language abilities.

I am currently in Hong Kong on a working holiday visa and was employed at a specialist insurance company doing business development.

I have now been promoted to an account manager and thus I would like to know how one would go about applying for a normal work visa.

I understand cases like mine are rare but I have heard that it shouldn’t be a problem.

I thought I would ask you guys for a better opinion.

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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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