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I Have Been Made Redundant But Have 12 Months Left on My Hong Kong Work Visa – Can I Stay Here and Look for Another Job?

December 9th, 2021

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


First Published December 21, 2015

What happens to your  Hong Kong work visa when you have been made redundant but you still have time left on your current limit of stay?



Hi there,

I am residing here on a Hong Kong work visa, employed as a professional in the financial services industry.

My role has been made redundant and hence my employer has terminated my contract.

I have been in Hong Kong for 4 years and I plan to stay longer.

My visa expires in November 2016, however, my last day of employment will be February 18th, 2016.

Can I stay in the city till my visa expires to find a new job?

I assume my employer will notify the immigration on my employment status.

Would that have any affect on my visa to stay and find a new job?

 Please advise.

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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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