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Must the Employing Company Sponsor of My Hong Kong Work Visa Application be Profitable?

July 27th, 2022

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

How important is sponsor-profitability, especially for start up businesses less than 12 months old? QUESTION I have been recruited by a newly established company (12 months old as of this week). They have never hired a foreigner and have tasked me with completing the visa forms, both employee and employer versions. The Employer-side application requires […]

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Is It Ever OK to Work Full Time in Hong Kong Without An Employment Visa – For the Hong Kong Subsidiary of An Overseas Company?

July 23rd, 2022

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

First Published January 29, 2018 Work full time in Hong Kong without an employment visa ? This is a bit of a hoary old chestnut this question but a really important one nonetheless so I am grateful to the questioner for posing it. QUESTION Hi there, My Hong Kong employment visa application has just been […]

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My Hong Kong Visa Application Was Closed by ImmD After Correspondence Was Lost – What Happens Now?

July 2nd, 2022

Posted in Refusals & Appeals, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

Sometimes, correspondence gets lost and ImmD might close an application believing it has been abandoned when they hear nothing further from an applicant. Meanwhile, the applicant is on tenterhooks awaiting the outcome. What can you do to rectify this ultimate disconnect? QUESTION The company that is sponsoring me applied for an employment visa for me […]

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How Can a Defacto Spouse Gain Approval to Work Under a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa?

June 30th, 2022

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

So, what happens if a defacto partner ‘trailing spouse’ wants to take up employment in Hong Kong under a prolonged visitor visa? Is this possible? QUESTION Hi Visa Geeza, I have been offered a job in Hong Kong and me and my de-facto partner are considering the move. Whilst the company will sponsor me,  my […]

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What Does the Hong Kong Training Visa Actually Allow and What Do the Immigration Department Expect of the Parties to the Application?

May 22nd, 2022

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

The Hong Kong training visa is an oft-misunderstood animal so I am grateful for this question that allows me to clear up some of the confusion. QUESTION Hi, congrats on the website, it’s very helpful! I just arrived in Hong Kong and my new potential employer is worried about the following: (a) That if I […]

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Will Extended Time Spent in Hong Kong as a Visitor Between Employment Visas Negatively Impact Any Future Application I Make to Work Here Again?

April 17th, 2022

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

First Published October 4, 2017 What do ImmD make of foreign nationals who hold an employment visa for a period of time, then remain here as Visitors again for a protracted time, then apply once again for an employment visa? QUESTION I was previously employed in Hong for a number of years, but have been […]

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Newcomer’s Guide to Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa

February 18th, 2022

Posted in Employment Visas, Infographic, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

This infographic sets out how the path to securing a Hong Kong employment visa is traveled, from the decision to look for work through to granting of the all-important visa in your passport. More Stuff to Help You Along The perils of contriving a job offer in order to make an employment visa application in […]

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Can You Expect the Hong Kong Immigration Department to be Flexible in a Work Visa Application if You Expect to Qualify for the Right of Abode a Few Short Weeks Later?

February 5th, 2022

Posted in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

First Published May 21, 2014 It’s important to undertake one application at a time en route to your eventual right of abode in Hong Kong… QUESTION Hi. I need to extend my IANG visa by the end of July. As of the second week in September I will have been in Hong Kong for 7 […]

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Can a Non-Graduate Get a Hong Kong Work Visa to Work as a Language Teacher?

January 26th, 2022

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

Hong Kong  work visa to work as a language teacher but no degree? The challenge of securing a Hong Kong work visa for language teachers is rife with contradictions. This question speak to what might work in the very unusual set of circumstances posed. QUESTION “Hi, one of my friends has just recommended you guys […]

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As a Visitor Living in Hong Kong Do You Need to Get An Investment Visa if You Freelance Here But All Your Income is Sourced Overseas?

December 7th, 2021

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

First Published October 2, 2019 What is the law about visitors working in Hong Kong as freelancers but not engaging in the local economy? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I’ve lived in Hong Kong for 2 years and now I’m freelancing and getting all of my income from overseas. I wish to stay in HK, so am […]

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