Employment Ended – What Visa Options Do You Have to Stay in Hong Kong For Another 2 Years to Get Your Permanent Residency?
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This is a popular topic that people query our websites about, so it’s timely that we received this question out of the blue yesterday. In my answer I refer to the following content resources: QMAS, Dependant Visa, Business Investment Visa.
“I have been working in HK since 2007 on a working visa, which expired in August 2012. Is there any legal status that I can apply for, except getting another job in HK or investing HK10m, to extend my past 5 years so that I can apply for a permanent residency in HK in 2 years time?
I travel often to other countries but I have been practically living in HK and renting an apartment since 1997. I hold a Canadian passport. Currently I am here as a visitor.”
More Stuff to Help You Along
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Work in Hong Kong for 5 years – leave for 2 – then return: will I lose my continuous residence for PR purposes?
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