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How Does Pre-existing Business Ownership Impact On a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa Application?

April 3rd, 2018

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Will what has been done before impact on a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa out of policy application now?



I have a general question regarding conditions of stay for a Hong Kong prolonged visitor visa.

On the Hong Kong Immigration website it says:

“Subject to the following conditions of stay:

(a) he shall not take any employment, whether paid or unpaid:

(b) he shall not establish or join in any business; and

(c) he shall not become a student at a school, university or other education institution. “

Does being owner of a business fall into one of these categories ? 

Considering that  the company was incorporated in Hong Kong by other persons a few years ago, and bought before applying for such visa ?

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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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