New Content Daily Sign Up Here

Your Questions Answered

As a Hong Kong Work Visa Holder, If I Own Shares in a Company Here Will It Disqualify Me From Getting a Student Visa?

April 6th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses


 

Hong Kong being the dynamic ‘all-things-to-all-people’ type of place it is, oftentimes, certain life circumstances here throw up immigration challenges that need to be considered carefully to ensure that you do not inadvertently run afoul of the law and end up doing things that are no commensurate with your formal conditions of stay.

SMALL-keep-calm-and-ask-the-visa-geeza

This question presents a number of issues for consideration.

First Published May 30, 2013

QUESTION

I have been working in Hong Kong for the past five years under an employment visa and need today to apply for a student visa as I am no longer employed by my current sponsor-employer of record during my studies (full-time Masters Degree programme) starting in August 2013.

However, I have recently established a company in Hong Kong and have shares in this company.

Please could you counsel me on if I can apply for a student visa under this condition?

Also, will my 16 months of studies count toward my permanent residency?

More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting

Hong Kong student visa to a business investment visa – with a twist!

10 Must Have resources for a Hong Kong investment visa application

What’s the situation regarding the need for business premises as part of a Hong Kong investment visa application?

What are your visa options in Hong Kong if your marriage has irretrievably broken down?

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are out to deny – not approve – applications (aren’t they?)

PODCAST ANSWER

VISIT OUR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE or VISIT OUR FREE D-I-Y VISA GUIDE

Please select the social network you want to share this page with:

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.

YOU MIGHT LIKE...
RESPONSES

HAVE YOUR SAY

CommentLuv badge