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QOTW: Can I Easily Swap Back to a Hong Kong Investment Visa from an Employment Visa Once Again?

August 24th, 2014

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

Entrepreneur to employee and then back to being an entrepreneur again – what will the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of this scenario…? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Hello, I was on an investment visa for a year when I started my own business and then took on a full time role with another company.  I was […]

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Can I Go From a Hong Kong Investment Visa to an Employment Visa and Back to an Investment Visa Again?

April 2nd, 2014

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

Entrepreneurship is a fluid beast! QUESTION Hello, I was on an investment visa for a year when I started my own business and then took on a full time role with another company.  I was transferred to an employment visa.  I am now considering leaving this role and going back to actively work in my […]

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I Have Technically Overstayed My Hong Kong Employment Visa by One Day But Have No Job – What Happens Now?

November 3rd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / 1 response

Interesting and not at all unusual situation this one … how to deal with a technical overstay conundrum… QUESTION I have been living and working in Hong Kong for the past three years on a valid employment visa which has expired yesterday (2/11/2013). I finished my employment earlier in the month (I am not continuing […]

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Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa be Compromised If I Leave My Job Due to Intolerable Working Conditions?

October 7th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 8 responses

Should you be worried that your employment visa status in Hong Kong might be undermined if you choose to leave the employ of an unsavoury employer? QUESTION Hello, my current employer and visa sponsor is a small business, and my working conditions are intolerable – twice the amount of hours than stated on the contract, […]

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Which is Better – Change of Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship or Seeking to Swap Over to a QMAS Visa Instead?

September 30th, 2013

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

If I had to choose between applying for a QMAS visa or otherwise seek to change my Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship to carry on working in Hong Kong, I know what I’d do (hands down, no doubt about it) … QUESTION Hi, I have been in Hong Kong for the past 2 years under […]

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Can I Easily Return To (and Then Remain In) Hong Kong as a Visitor Once My Current Employment Visa Has Expired?

September 3rd, 2013

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

Sometimes, people find themselves in a state of ‘administrative flux’ as one employment visa ends and the circumstances for a new employment visa have not yet, for one reason or another, materialised. The question is, however, can you easily return to / be in Hong Kong as a visitor whilst these wrinkles get ironed out […]

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When There Really is No Need to Spend Any Money With a Hong Kong Immigration Service Provider

May 9th, 2013

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

For many people, especially those with a natural ability to manage a process or work to a set of procedural guidelines, there may very well be no need to spend good money on securing the professional assistance of a Hong Kong immigration consultant. Of course, if you prefer to instruct someone to just take care […]

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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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I Want to Change Jobs With a Significant Reduction in My Base Salary – How Will this Impact on My Hong Kong Employment Visa Change of Sponsorship Application?

March 14th, 2013

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

QUESTION I currently hold a Hong Kong employment visa with a company where I am receiving a monthly salary of HK$50,000 (fixed salary, no bonuses), and have been working with this company for the past 4 years. My contract, and visa, are due to expire soon so I am in the process of looking for a […]

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If I Stop Working for My Current Employer Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa Remain Valid?

March 5th, 2013

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

QUESTION For the last few years I’ve been working for an American company with an American contract of employment. I am under an employment visa for this position and it was renewed a few months ago until late 2014. The expiry date of my visa indicated on my passport is November 2014. I was laid […]

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