Answers To All Your Hong Kong Immigration Questions

19

Mar 2019

Will a Break in Continuous Employment Mean a Break in Continuous Residence For the Purposes of a Hong Kong Right of Abode Application?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 11 responses

This question raises a really good point of Hong Kong immigration practice and provides an opportunity to shed some light on how ‘continuity of residence’ is considered by the HKID when it comes to permanent residency applications from 7 year-resident foreign nationals in the HKSAR.   QUESTION “Hi, I have been working for an international […]

Play

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

17

Mar 2019

I Have an Employment Visa and I Want to Bring My Girlfriend to Hong Kong – Options Please?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

” I Want to Bring My Girlfriend to Hong Kong”. This is a common challenge for people in serious, yet relatively new  relationships. The Hong Kong visa options are few and far between. You absolutely have to make sure that you stay on the right side of the law on this one. It’s all too […]

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

15

Mar 2019

Is It Ever OK to Work in Hong Kong on a Visitor Visa?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 11 responses

Is it ever OK to work in Hong Kong on a visitor visa? You would assume, quite reasonably, that if the Hong Kong Immigration Department advised you that is was OK to come to Hong Kong as a visitor and work, then that would be kosher, right? Wrong! In this question, it is more than apparent […]

Play

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

13

Mar 2019

Half Way Through the Process, is it Possible to Cancel One Hong Kong Employment Visa Application to Start a Second One Instead?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

It sometimes happens that 2 job offers emerge in quick succession and you prefer to accept the 2nd one but the visa application for the first one has already started. So what happens in a situation like this? QUESTION I am currently in Hong Kong and about to sign a contract with a company who […]

Play

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

10

Mar 2019

My Employment Visa Has Been Refused – What Can I Do Now?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / No responses

We have been contacted a lot recently by applicants who’s cases have been refused  – so this question is both timely and, for all those affected, of great significance. QUESTION “I would like to know if, once  I have received the first rejection letter from an Officer of the HKID for my employment visa application, I […]

Play

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

12

Feb 2019

Has the Hong Kong Immigration Department Tightened Up On Applicants With Criminal Records Recently?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

The question of criminal records and how they impact on Hong Kong visa applications keeps cropping up… QUESTION Hi, I have previously lived in Hong Kong, once as a student so obviously held a student visa and then a couple of years later working there so had an employment visa. I’m a Canadian citizen and […]

Play

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

09

Feb 2019

How Do You Prove to the Hong Kong Immigration Department That You Have Tried to Recruit Locally?

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

Excellent question earlier this week. Great opportunity to slay a few sacred cows. QUESTION Hi, one of the requirements for the work visa application is a proof of genuine vacancy. What if a sponsoring company doesn’t do job ads? What can he present? He does recruit locally via his network since he is just a […]

Play

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

04

Feb 2019

Can I Come to Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa?

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

Permitted activity under the Visitor visa category seems to be something of a grey area and in the final analysis it all boils down to the attitude of the Immigration Department for a breach of conditions of stay. However, some activities are self-evidently ‘employment‘ in nature and the answer to this questions addresses it squarely. […]

Play

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

01

Feb 2019

Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa be Compromised If I Leave My Job Due to Intolerable Working Conditions?

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

Should you be worried that your employment visa status in Hong Kong might be undermined if you choose to leave the employ of an unsavoury employer? QUESTION Hello, my current employer and visa sponsor is a small business, and my working conditions are intolerable – twice the amount of hours than stated on the contract, […]

Play

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

29

Jan 2019

What’s the difference between Unconditional Stay and Permanent Residence in Hong Kong?

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

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 another company in Hong Kong. […]

Play

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