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Half Way Through the Process, is it Possible to Cancel One Hong Kong Employment Visa Application to Start a Second One Instead?

September 10th, 2022

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It sometimes happens that 2 job offers emerge in quick succession and you prefer to accept the 2nd one but the visa application for the first one has already started. So what happens in a situation like this?



I am currently in Hong Kong and about to sign a contract with a company who will sponsor my work visa since I came here basically to be with my boyfriend.

However, there  might still be a chance to get an opportunity with another job I have been waiting an answer from.

My question is if it is possible to interrupt the visa processing and change it to another company before it’s issued.

I would really appreciate your advice.

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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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