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Can I Work on the Side Under a Hong Kong Work Visa (Can I Have a Side Job)?

May 24th, 2018

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So, exactly what privileges come with a Hong Kong work visa? Can you actually work on the side under a Hong Kong work visa?




I have a question regarding employment visas. I currently hold a full time Hong Kong work visa from a company (X), and I just registered my own business and will have several avenues of work for this. Therefore, I’ve been told I should change my visa over so that my company sponsors myself to do all the work through these different avenues, including company X.

Is this the right procedure?

Otherwise, can I maintain my work for company X, while my company gets paid (instead of me) for the other work I’m doing? Is that allowed?

THANK you!

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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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