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HIV, Health Checks & Your Hong Kong Visa Application

May 13th, 2013

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HIV Health Checks Hong Kong Visa Application ? Amazing really. more than 20 years in the business of Hong Kong immigration and this is the first time I can remember this question ever being raised. So, now you know!

QUESTION

Hi Stephen,

I do not see this issue addressed on your web site (which, by the way, is fantastic).

What are the medical requirements for a Canadian citizen applying for a Hong Kong work visa (sponsored through current employer)? 

Does Hong Kong require HIV testing or other testing, and if so, can those tests be done in the home country?  How will the immigration authorities treat an applicant who is HIV+?

Thanks.

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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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RESPONSES
  • John

    18 May 2017 am31 10:47am
    01

    Is there an hiv test for Macau as well does Hong Kong and Macau have the same rules ???

    • The Visa Geeza

      18 May 2017 pm31 1:20pm
      02

      Sorry – no idea about Macau – we’re 2 separate visa jurisdictions. Hong Kong = no.

  • GAMAL

    29 Jan 2017 am31 12:07am
    03

    how about hep B , are they checking for hep B in case I want to work there ??

    please reply ASAP …thank you

    • The Visa Geeza

      31 Jan 2017 pm31 8:32pm
      04

      No medical checks are undertaken.

  • Jack

    21 Feb 2016 pm29 6:00pm
    05

    Hi,

    I came accross this issue.
    Actually I have the same question and wonder whether the status is still the same – especially about the HIV-Status / Testing.

    I read on other boards that there might be testing when you arrive and apply for the resident permit.

    Is that true?

    Thanks
    Jack

    • The Visa Geeza

      21 Feb 2016 pm29 6:05pm
      06

      Nope – not true.

      • ML

        25 Feb 2016 pm29 1:18pm
        07

        So just to be 100% sure.
        HKSAR has no mandatory testing of foreigners for HIV when applying for a work visa or residency with said work visa and employment in HKSAR?

        Would be really helpful to know. I CANNOT find anything on the net about this for Hong Kong, but know from experience that China is backward and in the dark ages in their rules relating to PLHIV.
        Medical show you to be HIV+. You are locked up, deported and blacklisted immediately. So backward is China.

        Thanks so much.

        • The Visa Geeza

          27 Feb 2016 am29 9:45am
          08

          Yes no mandatory testing

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