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Hong Kong Employment Visa – Do You Need a Degree?

April 13th, 2012

Posted in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /


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No, you don’t always need a degree to get an employment visa for Hong Kong.

Definitely not!

But instead, you have to have a lot of experience in your particular line of work.

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are looking for special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong Kong. Not just a degree!

It’s really all about ‘human capital’ and keeping Hong Kong’s economy competitive.

If you genuinely have talent and experience, it doesn’t matter whether you have letters after your name or not!

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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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