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I Am a Multi-faceted Artist – What Type of Hong Kong Visa Suits Me Best?

June 15th, 2022

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First Published November 23, 2017

What type of Hong Kong visa do you turn to when you have an eclectic mix of artistic talent and capabilities?



I am a Canadian Artist, Designer and Model at present I have been creating lots of project around Asia, and am looking at basing my self in Hong Kong as it is so central to all my markets.

Currently I have a few exhibitions lined up late this and next year, as well as a few event firms wanting me to do some creative consulting for them in a freelance capacity.

I also have just been signed with a Hong Kong and mainland based modelling agency who offered to support me with an Entertainment visa.

I have looked at the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme and have more then enough points to apply, but not one single employer.

 But what I am wanting to know as a Designer, Artist and Model what is the best visa to apply for?

If I go with the Entertainment visa will I be able to work as an artist? Or will this cause problems?

Or is there a dedicated Arts visa?

Your help would be much appreciated.

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