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Do I Have to Terminate My Current Job if My Future Employer is Applying for My Hong Kong Work Visa Change of Sponsorship?

December 15th, 2021

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How do you handle the conundrum of keeping your old job whilst seeking permission of ImmD in regard to  your Hong Kong work visa change of sponsorship?


I hope you’re doing well. Do I have to terminate my current job if my future employer is applying for my Hong Kong work visa change of sponsorship?

I have received and signed an offer with my future employer and believe I have the qualifications and skills to give me a good chance at receiving a work visa.

However, for my future employer to start my work visa application I was asked to provide an employment reference letter confirming my termination date of my current employer.

This would mean I have to terminate my current job before the visa is granted for my new job.

Please let me know if you could help me out with my questions. Thanks for your time in advance.

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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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