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How To Apply For A Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help | 10 Must Have Resources

November 30th, 2023

Posted in Employment Visas, Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /


Apply For A Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help

The Newcomer’s Guide to Getting a Hong Kong Work Visa

Some time ago, I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly 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 (9) I take you through all the discrete resources needed to apply for this type of visa – all for free!

Complete Visa Information

Our first must-read resource is the Visa Information fact sheet. This document provides in-depth information about the Hong Kong work visa application process. It complements our informative infographic, providing a deeper understanding of the requirements and considerations involved. Inside, you’ll find internal links that take you to different parts of our website, allowing you to explore related topics in context.

Your Step-by-Step Guide

Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the visa requirements, it’s time to start preparing your application. Our Hong Kong Visa Application Roadmap is the perfect resource to help you on your journey. Created based on our internal briefing document, this comprehensive guide covers every aspect of the application process. Following the format we use to brief our colleagues, it ensures you don’t miss any crucial steps.

Collaboration with Your Employer

Securing a Hong Kong work visa requires a collaborative effort between you and your employer. This post highlights the importance of employer support throughout the application process. We emphasize the need for open communication and a proactive approach from your employer. By providing all necessary information promptly, your employer plays a vital role in ensuring a smooth application experience.

Crafting Your Application

To successfully present your case to the immigration department, you’ll need a well-crafted cover letter. Our resource offers a comprehensive cover letter template that breaks down every aspect you should address in your application. By incorporating the information from your application plan, you’ll create a compelling story that leaves no details unchecked. This helps the immigration department make an informed decision efficiently.

Real-Life Success Story

If you’re seeking inspiration for your own application, this post features an intriguing case study. This story centers around an individual who overcame various challenges, such as a language barrier and limited educational qualifications, to obtain a Hong Kong work visa successfully. Exploring this case study can provide valuable insights and encourage you on your own application journey.

Additional Valuable Resources

In addition to our main resources, we offer supplementary content that adds value to your understanding of the Hong Kong work visa application process. Feel free to explore these resources at your leisure.

Plus, on our website, you have the opportunity to ask any questions directly to our experts  and within 48 hours, we’ll provide a podcast answer while ensuring your anonymity.

Are You Ready to Begin?

Now that you have access to our comprehensive resources and expert guidance, you’re well-equipped to start your Hong Kong work visa application journey! Remember, with careful preparation and collaboration with your employer, you can maximize your chances of a successful outcome.

The Complete Series of Videos

1-How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa –  Introduction

2-How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa – Need For a Job Offer

3-How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa – The Test For Approval

4-How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa – Are You a Professional?

5-How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa – 3 Types of Applicant

6-How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa – Accompanying Family

7-How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa – Why Cases Get Denied

8-How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa – Trying Again

9-How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa – Using the Must Have Resources


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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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