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Can I Get a Short Term Extension to My Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

December 31st, 2021

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /


First Published June 29, 2015

What can you do to extend your family’s dependant visa when your job is coming to an end…



I currently have a Hong Kong dependent visa, my husband being my sponsor.  Both our visas run out on the 30th July 2015.  My husband has resigned from his post and we leave Hong Kong at the end of September. 

His employers, who are his sponsors, are giving him letter  for immigration for his application to extend his work visa for the last 7 or 8 weeks.

But I am not sure where I stand.

I do not work and was thinking instead of going through immigration to extend my visa for 3 to 4 weeks, whether I could go to Macau and come back on a tourist visa. 

I ask this because I have a few trips organised to Vietnam and Cambodia in August and concerned that the process of extending my visa would mean immigration keeping my passport which may impact on my travel arrangements. 

Whereas a tourist visa would cost nothing and be issued straight away. Can I, however, get an extension to my Hong Kong dependant visa (in my circumstances) instead?

Thank you for your time.

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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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