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QOTW: What Happens to Your Hong Kong Dependant Visa if Your Spouse is Made Redundant?

June 19th, 2015

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


If your spouse loses his (or her!) job what impact does it have on your Hong Kong dependant visa?


I am on a Hong Kong dependant visa.

My husband and I were both working for the same company (he has been with them over 2 years in Hong Kong) and we were both recently laid off.

Am I able to take up employment/go to school on the merits of my dependant visa, or not so able due to the fact that my husband (sponsor) has lost his job?

Our current visas expire about 18 months from now and we are both looking for jobs presently. I am also slated to begin studying part time at a University here next month.

My hope is that my Hong Kong dependant visa is still valid for work or school even though my husband has been laid off.

Thank you! I appreciate your help, and love your website!

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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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