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I Have Been Made Redundant But Have 12 Months Left on My Hong Kong Work Visa – Can I Stay Here and Look for Another Job?

March 19th, 2020

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First Published December 21, 2015 What happens to your  Hong Kong work visa when you have been made redundant but you still have time left on your current limit of stay? QUESTION Hi there, I am residing here on a Hong Kong work visa, employed as a professional in the financial services industry. My role […]

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Can You Have 2 Hong Kong Employment Visa Applications Pending At the Same Time?

March 16th, 2020

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This is quite an unusual set of facts and provides a great opportunity to clear up one small, yet key, part of the Hong Kong employment visa applications process. QUESTION “We are from Canada. Recently my boyfriend and I were offered a job teaching English with a company in Hong Kong. We gave them the […]

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Is It Possible to Change Employment Visa Sponsorship Where the Employer Has Not Yet Established a New Company in Hong Kong (i.e. Has No Business Operations Here Yet)?

March 13th, 2020

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First Published August 17, 2014 What’s the story where a new employer has not yet set up shop in the HKSAR? QUESTION Hello Visa Geeza, Thanks in advance! Your website has brought clarity on a number of questions I had on the visa process. I do however have a few more. I’m currently employed by […]

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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?

March 6th, 2020

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

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Do I Have to Terminate My Current Job if My Future Employer is Applying for My Hong Kong Work Visa Change of Sponsorship?

March 3rd, 2020

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How do you handle the conundrum of keeping your old job whilst seeking permission of ImmD in regard to  your Hong Kong work visa change of sponsorship? QUESTION I hope you’re doing well. Do I have to terminate my current job if my future employer is applying for my Hong Kong work visa change of […]

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What Exactly Do You Need to Include in a Visa Application to Join in a Side Business in Hong Kong?

March 1st, 2020

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So, you sense there’s an opportunity to augment your salary with some freelance work so how do you go about making an application to join in a side business in Hong Kong? QUESTION Dear Visa Geeza, I have listened to your podcasts regarding sole proprietorship and followed the information given. Background information – I am currently […]

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Will Vocational Rather Than Academic Qualifications Satisfy ImmD When Making a Hong Kong Work Visa Application?

February 26th, 2020

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Is it always absolutely necessary to call upon a university degree qualification in order to get a Hong Kong work visa application approved? QUESTION I have found a job here and am now in the process of applying for a Hong Kong work visa. It is a Quality Assurance position in the garment business. My […]

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You’ve Lost Your Job: Can You Get an Interim Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension While You Continue Looking for a New Employer?

February 4th, 2020

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First Published November 17, 2014 Any chance the Immigration Department will grant you an interim Hong Kong employment visa extension in these circumstances? QUESTION I am an Australian  national living in Hong Kong under an employment visa since December 2010, all sponsored by the same company. This has been an Australian company with a representative office in […]

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How Will Bankruptcy While Living Here Impact the Possibility of Hong Kong Work Visa Extension?

February 1st, 2020

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Simple enough of a question – will your Hong Kong work visa be compromised if you are forced into bankruptcy while temporarily resident in the HKSAR? QUESTION If I am currently a working visa holder in Hong Kong, how will my visa be affected if I go bankrupt? Will the Immigration Department tell me to […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa – How to Go About Changing Employers & Managing the Immigration Implications

January 26th, 2020

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First Published March 27, 2014 This question comes up all the time (and is actually answered on the home page of our Blog) but I am grateful for the opportunity to revisit it again now… QUESTION Hi, I’m currently working in Hong Kong with a valid working visa but have been offered a job with […]

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