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Is There Such an Animal as a Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor?

March 9th, 2017

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

Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor? The General Employment Policy anticipates that foreign national Professionals seeking to work in Hong Kong are subject to a formal employer-employee relationship. So what’s the situation if the employer wants to engage you as a contractor? Is it do-able? QUESTION Dear Stephen,  I got a working visa […]

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What Happens to My Girlfriend’s Hong Kong Employment Visa if She Quits Her Job and We Get Engaged – Can She Carry on Working on the Strength of Our Relationship?

February 21st, 2017

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

Does being formally engaged to be married to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident materially impact the work permissions available to an employment visa holding fiance? QUESTION I am a permanent resident of Hong Kong working here and I met my girlfriend who is currently employed and on a working visa. However she no longer wants to […]

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Can I Use the Impending Expiry of My Hong Kong Work Visa as a Way to Force the Early Termination of My Employment Contract?

February 10th, 2017

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

In the final analysis, this question is really about employment law which I am not qualified to answer (I’m an immigration guy). However, it does afford an opportunity for a discussion about extending an employment visa when there’s only the notice period remaining on a subsisting employment contract. QUESTION I am an Australian expat, currently […]

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Now That I’ve Lost My Job What About My Hong Kong Work Visa? Will I Get Kicked Out of the HKSAR?

November 29th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 66 responses

First Published On 4th Jan 2013 Now that I’ve lost my job what about my Hong Kong work visa? Will I get kicked out of Hong Kong? No, definitely, not. Not at the moment anyway. This is how it all plays out for you now. But first, a bit of technical background about your employment […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Administrative Flux?

September 6th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 1 response

Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short video I discuss the notion of Administrative Flux. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting 10 Must Have resources for any Hong Kong investment visa application Is it actually getting harder to […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa: Update On Sponsorship Form ID990B – Declaration As To Local Recruitment Efforts

July 31st, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / No responses

Due to the Audit Commission Report Number 66 of April this year, ImmD have changed one critical aspect of their processes in relation to employment visas. ImmD has updated the sponsorship form ID990B with a page 5 which requires the employing company’s declaration speaking to local recruitment efforts. This effectively means page 5 of ID990B needs […]

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QOTW: Will My Hong Kong Work Visa Change of Employer be Denied If My Fixed Compensation is Significantly Less Than in My Current Role?

February 27th, 2016

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

What happens to your Hong Kong work visa change of employer application if your new job pays much less than your old one? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I currently hold an employment visa with a Hong Kong company where I am receiving a monthly salary of HK$50,000 (fixed salary, no bonuses), and have been working with this […]

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Is it True that Getting Your First Hong Kong Employment Visa is the Hardest then Afterwards It’s a Cinch to Swap Over to Any Other Employer?

October 7th, 2015

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

Is there are truth at all in this Hong Kong employment visa “proposition”? QUESTION I am a French national who has just moved to Hong Kong. I am finding it very difficult to understand the visa process in Hong Kong. My friend passed me your contact saying that you will surely be able to help […]

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Can I Quit My Job Just Before My 7 Year Anniversary to Work Overseas & Still Quality for PR in Hong Kong?

May 29th, 2015

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

Interesting scenario this one… QUESTION I have been continuously employed here for almost 7 years and will be eligible to apply for PR in Hong Kong this Sept. If I leave my current job and start working for a different company outside of Hong Kong, is there any way I can still be eligible for […]

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1 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Introduction

February 22nd, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 3 responses

On November 28, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly in Hong Kong to discuss the opportunities for their graduates to go about making an application for a Hong Kong work visa without paying for any professional help. In this segment I set up the material that will follow on from […]

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