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Can I Do Business in Hong Kong Yet Live in Shenzhen to Save Costs & Commute Across the Boundary Each Day to Do My Business?

April 5th, 2018

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


Living in Hong Kong ain’t cheap, that’s for sure…


I’m an Australian and British citizen currently living in Australia and I want to found a technology Startup company in Hong Kong because the government incentives seem very attractive to do so.

The downside is that housing is ultra-expensive in Hong Kong and paying this will deplete my resources far quicker than I’d like, effectively nullifying any government incentives and then some!

Is it possible to live over the border in Shenzhen, travel into Hong Kong everyday for work, still be employed by my Hong Kong company and take advantage of all the benefits that are bestowed on it?

I’m likely to be doing significant business with the mainland, so need an option that allows me the flexibility to cross the border often without too much impediment while staying on the right side of the law!

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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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