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QOTW: Can I Still Work if My Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension is Under Processing But My Previous Limit of Stay Has Expired?

July 19th, 2014

Posted in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /


What’s the story if you hold an employment visa which has expired and your extension application has not yet been approved – can you still work?

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My work visa ends on the 11th of April and my extension has been applied for on the 12th of March.

Can I still work after April 11th through until whenever my extension is granted?


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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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