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Can I Extend My Hong Kong Employment Visa if I Have No Job Presently But a Baby Born in Hong Kong?

June 12th, 2022

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /


First Published November 19, 2017

Complex immigration scenarios sometimes present themselves with unforeseen consequences – which I am grateful to be able to explore in this excellent question just in…



I am Canadian and have lived in Hong Kong for almost 6 years.

I recently quit my job and my working visa will expire by the end of December this year.

I have a question – what are my options to extend my stay here if I a have baby born in Hong Kong?

I live with my fiancé (she has a working visa in Hong Kong) and our baby (who has a dependant visa sponsored by her.)

We also have a domestic helper living with us, as my employee.

Our marriage is in process but unfortunately will not be finalized until after my visa expires.

I am, at the same time, looking for a new job in Hong Kong.

Is there any way I can be permitted to remain in Hong Kong in my circumstances?

I would be very grateful for your answer so I know what to do and what my options are

Thank you!

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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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