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Is There Any Special Visa Type For Foreign National Media Professionals Seeking To Live & Freelance In Hong Kong?

February 12th, 2024

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Is There Any Special Visa Type For Foreign National Media Professionals Seeking To Live & Freelance In Hong Kong? Independent media professionals often occupy a round-pegs-in-square-holes situation when it comes to being able to practice their trade in Hong Kong and this question discusses how they might go about being able to do so. QUESTION […]

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I Am An Independent Contractor Not An Employee – Can I Get An Employment Visa As An Intercompany Transferee?

January 23rd, 2024

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

I Am An Independent Contractor Not An Employee – Can I Get An Employment Visa As An Intercompany Transferee? Sometimes, round-pegs-in-square-holes situations crop up which make the challenge of securing a Hong Kong employment visa especially daunting! This question raises a very interesting set of circumstances which make for an interesting visa application experience ahead! […]

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The Hong Kong Investment Visa – Is It Good For A Single Client Business Only?

July 1st, 2023

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Have you got an opportunity to be an independant contractor rather than serving as a full time employee and wondering if you can get a Hong Kong investment visa with a single client only? Understanding the Limitations of the Hong Kong Investment Visa The Hong Kong Investment Visa is primarily designed for foreign nationals aspiring […]

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Can You Freelance or Start Your Own Business Under a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa?

October 16th, 2022

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Can you freelance or start your own business under a Hong Kong working holiday visa? The working holiday visa for Hong Kong is designed for certain types of employment activity – but does this include freelance work or starting or your own business? First Published On April 15, 2013 QUESTION Hi I have recently moved […]

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Can I Employ Myself by Getting a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa?

August 22nd, 2022

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This is a typical question about what is really a Hong Kong business investment visa application – but most often people don’t know, understandably enough, how to couch it… First Published April 21, 2012   QUESTION “Hello, I’m interested in getting HK residence permit (working visa). Please advise what’s the easiest, fastest and cheapest way […]

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What Compliance Obligations Do I Have if I Hold a Hong Kong Employment Visa and Want to Start Freelancing After I Stop Working for My Employer-Sponsor?

June 6th, 2022

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I hold a Hong Kong employment visa and want to start freelancing…   As a foreign national temporarily resident in Hong Kong on a sponsored employment visa, there are a number of different compliance issues that need to be addressed if you lose your job and you fancy embarking down the path of freelancing on […]

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How Can an Overseas Company Temporarily Sponsor Hong Kong Employment Visa Permissions?

February 27th, 2021

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A frequently experienced conundrum. How can a foreign company temporarily sponsor Hong Kong employment visa permissions for its employees and contractors who need to work here in pursuit of a commercial arrangement which is of an indefinite or fixed duration here? QUESTION How can one visit and deliver short-term (typically 1-5 days duration) training courses […]

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