Breach of Conditions of Stay

Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Topics

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Can I Study Online for a UK Tertiary Qualification while Staying in Hong Kong with a Visitor Visa?

August 3rd, 2013

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

This question gets to the heart of permitted activity as a Visitor and the ability to remain here on an indefinite basis on that status. QUESTION Hi, I am a New Zealander currently staying in Hong Kong with my partner who is a permanent HKID card holder. I do not have a HKID card, just […]

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I Possess an APEC Business Travel Card – Will It Advantage Me in My Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

July 11th, 2013

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

This question really is all about the Catch 22 which I have posted on quite a few times previously. However, there is an interesting twist in that the questioner has entered Hong Kong on an APEC Business Travel Card and none of his clients are actually based in Hong Kong. So I am grateful for […]

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What About Your Hong Kong Employment Visa If You’re Thinking of Changing Jobs?

April 8th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 1 response

It happens all the time. You get an employment visa to work in Hong Kong for one employer – then your circumstances change and you want to take up a position with another. The question is – what about your visa? Is it OK just to swap jobs without doing anything down at Immigration Tower? […]

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What Happens if You Inadvertently Breach Your Conditions of Stay by Taking Up an Unauthorised Employment in Hong Kong Without First Applying for a Change of Sponsorship?

January 29th, 2013

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas, VG Front Page / 10 responses

Under Hong Kong immigration law, foreign nationals are granted employment visa permissions to undertake work for a specific employer on the nominated terms and conditions of the employment agreement which underpins the work permissions granted on the issue of the initial visa, any subsequent change of sponsorship approval or your last employment visa extension. Any […]

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I Will Only Be Working in Hong Kong For 6 Weeks – Should I Bother Getting an Employment Visa?

January 28th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 3 responses

Hong Kong immigration law is very clear about the need for foreign nationals to secure permission to work in Hong Kong. If you intend to come here to take up employment, paid or unpaid, for long or short duration, for a local or an overseas employer, you need to secure the consent of the Director […]

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What Happens if You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa Limit of Stay?

January 22nd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 74 responses

The Immigration Department are very strict about people who overstay their visa in Hong Kong. If you are a visitor here and find yourself a day or 2 accidently overstaying, and have a good reason for this oversight, you may very well be able to sort it out at the airport as you depart. However, […]

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How to Ensure You Are Not Breaking the Law by Operating a Business in Hong Kong as a Visitor

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / 4 responses

The fabled Catch 22 applies if you are a visitor to Hong Kong, have started a business here and have become defacto resident without the correct visa permissions in the process. Eventually, the immigration hounds will catch up with you and you will have to deal with the question of an investment visa. But what […]

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Can I Apply for a Visa After I Have Moved to Hong Kong or Should I Apply Beforehand?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas / 2 responses

In some cases, you simply must be outside of Hong Kong to apply. In others, you definitely have to be in Hong Kong on the day your application is filed. It all depends. There are pros and cons and a lot depends on your nationality too! More Stuff to Help You Along I have been made […]

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