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Your Hong Kong Employment Visa – What Happens When You Lose Your Job?

May 1st, 2012

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If have an employment visa and have stopped working for your sponsoring employer, no matter what the reason, you will not have to leave Hong Kong straight away. The HKID provide you with enough time to make arrangements to find an alternate employer or, if you prefer, to lay the groundwork to start your own […]

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Can I Apply for a Visa After I Have Moved to Hong Kong or Should I Apply Beforehand?

May 1st, 2012

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In some cases, you simply must be outside of Hong Kong to apply. In others, you definitely have to be in Hong Kong on the day your application is filed. It all depends. There are pros and cons and a lot depends on your nationality too! More Stuff to Help You Along I have been made […]

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Is There a Base Salary Requirement for a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

May 1st, 2012

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Effectively, yes, there is. The target sum that you’re looking for is about 200,000 Hong Kong dollars a year. However, this sum is not in of itself, definitive. We’ve seen approvals down at the HKD186,000 level. And this amount is NOT the value of the cash salary to be paid. No, the HKD200,000 can amount to the total value […]

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Shareholder in the Company Employing You? What the Hong Kong Immigration Department Think…

May 1st, 2012

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There really is no such thing as visa self-sponsorship if you are an entrepreneur seeking permissions to join in your own business in Hong Kong. You either work for an independent third party employer, or you are working for yourself (or possibly in partnership with one or 2 others). The Immigration Department will look through […]

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I’ve Lost My Job – What Happens to My Hong Kong Employment Visa?

May 1st, 2012

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You will not get kicked out of Hong Kong now that you’re no longer working for the sponsor of your current employment visa. Instead, you need to approach the Immigration Department to change employers (which is an employment visa application) or establish or join in a new business (an investment visa application). This short presentation sets […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa Self-Sponsorship – the Reality for Entrepreneurs Dressed as Employees

April 18th, 2012

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If you are an entrepreneur seeking permissions to join in your own business in Hong Kong, you can’t fudge the issue of the ownership of your own business No matter how you dress it up, the Hong Kong Immigration Department will treat you as an entrepreneur-investor if your company is less than 2 years old […]

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Case Studies

Hong Kong Employment & Same Sex Partner Visas – A Joint Application Strategy

April 13th, 2012

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 Our clients were a same sex partner couple from Australia. Susan was a Forex trader working for a boutique trading concern in Sydney and her Life Partner, Judith, owned and operated a small graphics design firm. Susan was a senor executive in her employer’s organisation and had been tasked with relocating to Hong Kong to […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa – Do You Need a Degree?

April 13th, 2012

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No, you don’t always need a degree to get an employment visa for Hong Kong. Definitely not! But instead, you have to have a lot of experience in your particular line of work. The Hong Kong Immigration Department are looking for special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong […]

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