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Redundancy – the Process Pitfalls of an Expiring Hong Kong Employment Visa

March 23rd, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 117 responses

First Published On May 23, 2012   Expiring Hong Kong employment visa having been make redundant? Hong Kong visa and immigration processes can be profoundly easy or incredibly complex. It all depends on the unique combination of circumstances you find yourself in. In a pure linear world of job offer-visa application-approval-then take-up the job, it […]

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Am I Eligible for An Extension to My Hong Kong Dependant Visa if My PHKID Card Holding Spouse Doesn’t Actually Live Here Now?

May 26th, 2018

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

The Hong Kong Immigration Department grant dependant visas on the basis of family reunion in Hong Kong. Where, however, the sponsoring spouse is no longer resident in the HKSAR, the question is begged as to whether or not an extension will be available for the sponsored dependant visa holder? QUESTION I currently live in Hong […]

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How Can I Handle My Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension If I Plan to Be On Leave For 8 Weeks Around the Time for Renewal?

July 10th, 2017

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

This situation occurs quite a lot especially for those employees who were originally summer hires and are on back to back employment contracts matching the validity of their limits of stay. QUESTION I am a Canadian currently employed in Hong Kong and have a work visa. If I plan to be absent on leave in […]

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Musing

What You SHOULD NOT DO When Renewing or Extending Your Hong Kong Working Visa!

May 4th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 2 responses

Extending your Hong Kong working visa? The beauty of the Hong Kong immigration services professio is that there is a ready pool of customers for both our professional services and also our free-of-all-cost information resources (on both this Blog and also our flagship D-I-Y  Guide Hong Kong Visa Handbook.) Some foreign nationals come, some go […]

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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 / 3 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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How Can You Extend Your Hong Kong Work Visa if Your Passport Is About to Expire?

July 9th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

How can you extend your Hong Kong work visa if your passport  has only a very limited amount of time remaining on it before it expires? QUESTION Hello, My passport is currently being renewed but my Hong Kong work visa runs out very soon.  However I cannot start the visa extension application process without a new […]

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Musing

The Hong Kong Visa Geeza – What Forbes Thinks…

July 13th, 2013

Posted by / in Feature Article, Musing / 4 responses

  Rarely, in the lifespan of any commercial enterprise, do you have the privilege of learning that the hypothesis behind the configuration of your carefully developed business model was, after all, absolutely spot on. Especially in a very public way. Consequently, it came as a great surprise to me this weekend when I learned that […]

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Can You Continue to Work If You Find Yourself In the Hong Kong Visa Extension Twilight Zone?

July 3rd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 2 responses

You may, on occasion,  find yourself in that strange situation where your current employment visa has expired, you are still employed by your employer of record but your employment visa extension application has not yet been finalized. So, the question is, can you still work when you find yourself in this kind of twilight zone […]

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My Employment Visa Expires Before My Change of Employer Application Will be Finalised – Help!

June 6th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

It can be an administrative nightmare when you find yourself in such a state of limbo. However, if you have no need to leave Hong Kong pending the outcome of your change of sponsorship application, ImmD have a very practical solution – assuming you submit your application to change employers BEFORE your current limit of […]

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How to Cure Your Hong Kong Visa Extension Headache & Make Sure it Gets Approved the Very First Time!

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 23 responses

Let’s face it, the regular traipse down to Immigration Tower to get your visa extended is a right royal pain in the @ss. The process is uncertain, you’re not sure what exactly you need to prepare and there’s always that nagging doubt that they might even say NO to your application! Moreover, you’re never really […]

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