Answers To All Your Hong Kong Immigration Questions

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Jun 2019

If I Hold an IANG Visa and Leave Hong Kong to Work Overseas Before My 7 Years Are Up, Will I Still Qualify for PR Here?

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

QUESTION I’m a Chinese National and now working in HK on IANG Visa.  I have been living in Hong Kong continuously for 6 years (I came here in August 2013, then 1 year study and 5 year work).  My current IANG visa is valid until July 2022 (all visas are back to back).  Theoretically I […]

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May 2019

Do I Need an Employment Visa Even if I Will be in Hong Kong for Just 2 Weeks to Complete a Consulting Assignment?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

A foreign national seeking to come to Hong Kong to work, paid or unpaid, for a long or short duration, requires the permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration. QUESTION Dear Stephen Your on-line book is very clear and helpful. I just need to clarify my position – and you must get lots of […]

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May 2019

Can the Company You Have Just Left Contact Hong Kong Immigration And Make Your Visa Expire Immediately?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Contact Hong Kong Immigration and make your visa expire? This question comes up often enough for it to warrant another explanation of the arrangements which prevail (current ImmD practice)… QUESTION Dear Visa Geeza,  I’m under the impression that when you leave a company that has been sponsoring your employment visa or if you are fired, […]

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May 2019

How Can I Get a Visa & Work Legally in Hong Kong?

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

This is the question most often asked of my profession really… QUESTION Hello, I was a sponsored by my uncle’s company for 2 years then we had an argument and I left. Now I’m holding a visitor visa. For 6 months I’ve sent my resume to more employers than I can count but when it […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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