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QOTW: Do You Need an Employment Visa to Deliver a Short Term Training Programme in Hong Kong?

March 14th, 2015

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If you’re being sent to Hong Kong by your overseas employer to deliver a short term training programme in Hong Kong, do you need an employment visa for this activity or will the visitor visa suffice?

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We are a software company offering bespoke software packages and products which cover the whole life cycle of the trading process.

We currently have an office in Hong Kong with over 200 employees but because of the bespoke nature of our business it is often necessary to send members of our training team from the USA  to coach and train our employees in Hong Kong in anything from technical training to personal development training.

I’d like to know what kind of visa our team members would need to be able to come to Hong Kong and undertake this training activity for periods of about 2 weeks?

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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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