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Can I Come to Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa?

February 4th, 2019

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Permitted activity under the Visitor visa category seems to be something of a grey area and in the final analysis it all boils down to the attitude of the Immigration Department for a breach of conditions of stay. However, some activities are self-evidently ‘employment‘ in nature and the answer to this questions addresses it squarely. […]

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Long Term Business Visit to Hong Kong – Do I Need an Employment Visa?

June 19th, 2018

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With Hong Kong having such a liberal visa-upon-arrival regime (with more than 160 nationalities being granted permission to visit for between 7 and 180 days – depending on which passport you carry), it is understandable that there is confusion as to what is permitted activity if you are a ‘business visitor’ in the HKSAR. This […]

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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

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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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Long Term Business Visit to Hong Kong – Do I Need an Employment Visa?

August 29th, 2012

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

With Hong Kong having such a liberal visa-upon-arrival regime (with more than 160 nationalities being granted permission to visit for between 7 and 180 days – depending on which passport you carry), it is understandable that there is confusion as to what is permitted activity if you are a ‘business visitor’ in the HKSAR. This […]

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The ‘Shenzhen Shuttle’ – A Good Way to Extend Your Hong Kong Visitor Visa?

August 7th, 2012

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Many people chose to shuttle between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in order to secure a defacto extension to their visitor visa? The question, however, is this a good idea? What most people who do this don’t realise is that the Hong Kong Immigration Department are keeping count. You see, once you reach more than 180 […]

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Can I Come to Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa?

June 2nd, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

Permitted activity under the Visitor visa category seems to be something of a grey area and in the final analysis it all boils down to the attitude of the Immigration Department for a breach of conditions of stay. However, some activities are self-evidently ‘employment‘ in nature and the answer to this questions addresses it squarely. […]

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