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

March 15th, 2017

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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? QUESTION Hi I have recently moved to Hong Kong with my partner […]

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Is There Such an Animal as a Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor?

March 9th, 2017

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Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor? The General Employment Policy anticipates that foreign national Professionals seeking to work in Hong Kong are subject to a formal employer-employee relationship. So what’s the situation if the employer wants to engage you as a contractor? Is it do-able? QUESTION Dear Stephen,  I got a working visa […]

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How to Get a Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Approved – The Inside Scoop – Introduction

February 14th, 2017

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On December 10, 2015 I gave a talk at Centre O Connect in Sheung wan setting out the nitty gritty of the Hong Kong entrepreneur visa since the implementation of the Enhancement Measures on May 6, 2015. In this segment, I set the scene for the presentation. Here is the 10 Must Have Resources link […]

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What Will the Immigration Department Make of a Third Party Objection to An Application for a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

February 12th, 2017

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Objection to an application for a Hong Kong investment visa? Revenge is a dish best eaten cold, as they say. So, can an application for a Hong Kong investment visa be negatively impacted by the fact of a debt outstanding to a disgruntled creditor – or can it at least be used as a point […]

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How Can I Manage the Expiry of My Hong Kong Employment Visa With My Intention to Resign From My Job & Start My Own Business Here?

February 8th, 2017

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Juggling commitments to your employer and your employment visa status can be challenging when you plan to quit and start your own business… QUESTION I have been sponsored over the past 5 years by my current employer and I have now decided to set up my own business. The limited company is being created whilst […]

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What Visa Options Exist Where a Couple Have Met On-line & They Wish to Live Together in Hong Kong?

January 17th, 2017

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So, what would the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of a relationship forged via the Internet? QUESTION Hello, I’m resident in Peru,  South America. I met a Hong Kong woman by chat; she lives in Hong Kong. We have been planning for me to go there and stay, only problem is that she’s still legally […]

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Hong Kong Visas For 2 Week Visitor Nationals – The So-Called Startup Visa

January 14th, 2017

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On May 30, 2016 I gave a talk at the Russian Club Hong Kong on the types of Hong Kong visas available to those nationalities who are only granted a 2 week limit of stay as visitors upon arrival in the HKSAR. This ‘2 week rule’ has a very real practical effect on citizens of […]

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Hong Kong Visas For 2 Week Visitor Nationals – Work For Yourself Or Someone Else?

January 5th, 2017

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On May 30, 2016 I gave a talk at the Russian Club Hong Kong on the types of Hong Kong visas available to those nationalities who are only granted a 2 week limit of stay as visitors upon arrival in the HKSAR. This ‘2 week rule’ has a very real practical effect on citizens of […]

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Hong Kong Visas For 2 Week Visitor Nationals – Hong Kong Visas That Allow You To Work

January 2nd, 2017

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On May 30, 2016 I gave a talk at the Russian Club Hong Kong on the types of Hong Kong visas available to those nationalities who are only granted a 2 week limit of stay as visitors upon arrival in the HKSAR. This ‘2 week rule’ has a very real practical effect on citizens of […]

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Why & How The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Getting A Lot Tougher Now – Collection of Relevant Data

December 19th, 2016

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On June 14,2016 I gave a talk at WYND Co-Working Space in Lan Kwai Fong on the topic of why and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department are getting a lot tougher now in the wake of the Audit Commission Report Number 66 released to ImmD in April and made public in June. This 9th […]

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