Answers To All Your Hong Kong Immigration Questions

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Nov 2017

Can I Extend My Hong Kong Employment Visa if I Have No Job Presently But a Baby Born in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, VG Front Page, Your Question Answered / No responses

Complex immigration scenarios sometimes present themselves with unforeseen consequences – which I am grateful to be able to explore in this excellent question just in… QUESTION I am Canadian and have lived in Hong Kong for almost 6 years. I recently quit my job and my working visa will expire by the end of December […]

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Nov 2017

Do I Still Need a Hong Kong Working Visa if I’ve Been Placed on Gardening Leave?

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

You always need a Hong Kong working visa to take up employment in Hong Kong whether paid or unpaid. What about if you are serving out your notice period on gardening leave? (First Published June 4, 2015) QUESTION My friend resigned from his job with his Hong Kong employer in May and he was on […]

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14

Nov 2017

Can I Remain in Hong Kong as a Dependant Visa Holder if My Spouse Has Died?

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

What can you do about your dependant visa status in Hong Kong if you have sadly lost your much loved spouse-as-sponsor? QUESTION Hello, I came to Hong Kong on a dependent visa (my wife, a PR, sponsoring me). I have already completed 3.5 years and my visa is about due for extension. The dilemma I […]

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10

Nov 2017

How Accommodating Are ImmD to Foreign National ‘Job Hoppers’ Seeking to Change Their Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship All-Too Frequently?

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So what DO the Immigration Department make of applicants who too-frequently seek to change their Hong Kong employment visa sponsorship? QUESTION I was previously working in Hong Kong for a company for the past 2.5 years and switched jobs 32 days ago. My previous employer is now offering me a much senior position and really […]

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08

Nov 2017

How Can I Resign From My Current Job BEFORE My Hong Kong Change of Employer Application Has Been Approved?

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

Hong Kong change of employer application – how can you readily manage the should-you-resign-before-your-change-of-work-visa-sponsorship-application-has-been-approved conundrum? QUESTION I have held a Hong Kong work visa for 2 .5 years now and I am currently in the process of finalizing an offer letter with a new employer here. I need your advice in relation to the timing […]

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06

Nov 2017

Can You Work For a Single Client as a Pseudo-Employee Whilst Holding a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

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

If you are granted a Hong Kong investment visa, does this allow you to (essentially) take up a dedicated employment on a consulting basis for a single client, effectively taking up a full time role to the exclusion of all other business opportunities for your self-owned company? QUESTION Hi, I’m currently in the process of […]

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Oct 2017

What Compliance Obligations Do I Have if I Hold a Hong Kong Employment Visa and Want to Start Freelancing After I Stop Working for My Employer-Sponsor?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

I hold a Hong Kong employment visa and want to start freelancing…   As a foreign national temporarily resident in Hong Kong on a sponsored employment visa, there are a number of different compliance issues that need to be addressed if you lose your job and you fancy embarking down the path of freelancing on […]

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Oct 2017

Do You Really Need to Set Up Your Own Office if You Have a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

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

Once you have persuaded the Hong Kong Immigration Department of your ability to make a substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong and have been granted an investment visa, can you then argue, after the fact, that actually, you have no practical need to establish office premises of your own after all? QUESTION I […]

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21

Oct 2017

Which is Better – Apply for a Hong Kong Investment Visa Directly or for an Employment Visa First then after Approval Become a Shareholder in Your Own Business?

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

It hardly matters how you skin this cat, ImmD will approach it in exactly the same way… as a new business situation. QUESTION I plan to start a business with three other partners. Two of these are Hong Kong permanent residents and one of them is in the same situation as myself: recently unemployed and […]

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Oct 2017

If I Have a Hong Kong Dependant Visa Can I Work Here for a Foreign Company Even Though They Have Not Registered as a Business in Hong Kong?

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

This question mainly relates to business rather than immigration law but is still an important question nonetheless… QUESTION Hello I have a Hong Kong  dependant visa that gives me the right to work in Hong Kong. I have been offered a Regional Asia role based out of Hong Kong by a Canadian company. This company is […]

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