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

March 15th, 2019

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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What Chance is There That ImmD Will Grant a Visa to a Foreign National Who Previously Overstayed in Hong Kong by Five-And-A-Half Years?

March 31st, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Overstayed in Hong Kong for a very long time previously…? Great question this, not so much because the answer is mostly quite obvious, but because it gives me a chance to have a discussion about overstaying generally. QUESTION I was looking for a male helper and found a suitable one for our family. However, he […]

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How Can an Overseas Company Temporarily Sponsor Hong Kong Employment Visa Permissions?

February 8th, 2018

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

A frequently experienced conundrum. How can a foreign company temporarily sponsor Hong Kong employment visa permissions for its employees and contractors who need to work here in pursuit of a commercial arrangement which is of an indefinite or fixed duration here? QUESTION How can one visit and deliver short-term (typically 1-5 days duration) training courses […]

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Is It Ever OK to Work Full Time in Hong Kong Without An Employment Visa – For the Hong Kong Subsidiary of An Overseas Company?

January 29th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Work full time in Hong Kong without an employment visa ? This is a bit of a hoary old chestnut this question but a really important one nonetheless so I am grateful to the questioner for posing it. QUESTION Hi there, My Hong Kong employment visa application has just been refused. My company who are […]

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Is There Such An Animal As A ” Flexible Working Visa ” for Hong Kong?

January 24th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 24 responses

Like the Yeti and the Loch Ness Monster, I’ve heard mention of this mythical beast several times down the years, so I was really pleased when this question came in recently as it gives me an opportunity to slay a sacred cow or 2. QUESTION Is there a flexible work visa in Hong Kong? Because […]

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Are Short Term Teaching Programmes Delivered by Non-resident Educators Subject to Normal Hong Kong Immigration Policy?

August 2nd, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

QUESTION As a school we regularly invite specialist teachers (generally musicians or artists) to visit from overseas and provide workshops for both students and staff.  We pay these specialists a fee and provide accommodation and flights.  Generally the visit will last two weeks.  Is it necessary to obtain an employment visa for these people?  We […]

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If I Do Volunteer Work For a Charity Based Overseas But Also Operating in HK Whilst Holding a Visitor Visa Am I Breaching My Conditions of Stay?

April 30th, 2017

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

What is the deal if you help out a charity on a volunteer basis whilst holding a visitor visa in Hong Kong? Volunteer work for a charity based overseas but also operating in HK? QUESTION Hi Visa Geeza, I am  Canadian and I first came to Hong Kong on April under a 3 month training […]

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Lame Excuses Won’t Cut It If You’re Caught Working in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa

October 10th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

Caught Working in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa? If you’re working in Hong Kong  (paid, unpaid or temporarily transferred in) but do not have an employment visa sponsored by your current employer you are breaking the law and could be subject to 3 years imprisonment and/or up to a HKD350,000 fine. The law is very […]

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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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