New Content Daily Sign Up Here

Your Questions Answered

How Can I Best Manage the Hong Kong Work Visa Implications of Changing Employers When I Have Just a Few Weeks Remaining On My Current Limit of Stay?

August 20th, 2015

Posted in Employment Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /


 

Hate your job and seeking a change? How is your Hong Kong work visa affected if it will be expiring soon?

SMALL-keep-calm-and-ask-the-visa-geezaQUESTION

I am working for a company and I really have had enough and want to change jobs.

The reasoning being is the work I signed up for is not the job I am doing now (too much travel plus I hate the role).

I have started interviews with other companies and I estimate it will take 2-3 months to find something else.

Another problem is because of the travel I need to undertake for my current employer makes it hard to confirm interviews dates and times as I have to travel at short notice.

My current Hong Kong work visa runs out in early November this year.

My main questions are:

(1) If I left my present employer now, what is an acceptable time frame to the Hong Kong Immigration Department to allow me to find another job?

(2) What are the processes I need to follow to stay within in the law and not end up with a black mark against my name?

(3) Also what happens if I have not found a role when my current Hong Kong work visa expires?

All other advice greatly received.

Thank you for this service

More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting

Is there such an animal as a ‘flexible working visa’ for Hong Kong?

Is it actually getting harder to get a Hong Kong employment or investment visa approved?

Sometimes even large employers experience Hong Kong employment visa refusals – why might this be so?

What you should NOT do when extending your Hong Kong employment visa

10 Must Have resources for a successful Hong Kong working visa application

PODCAST ANSWER

Play

VISIT OUR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE or VISIT OUR VISA GEEZA BLOG

Please select the social network you want to share this page with:

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.

Handbook Contents
Professional Service Options...