Change of Visa Sponsorship

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Hong Kong Right of Abode Application – Consider Your Strategy & Plan Early

June 1st, 2023

Posted in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

First Published July 27, 2012 – Advice Still Highly Relevant Today   Hong Kong Right of Abode Application – Plan Early This question comes in 2 parts. The first relates to positive planning in respect of an eventual Hong Kong right of abode application. The second touches on the mechanics of an aligned change of sponsorship […]

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Understanding and Rectifying a Change of Sponsorship for Hong Kong Employment Visa

May 16th, 2023

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

What will be the consequences of being employed illegally for almost a year without having a change of sponsorship for Hong Kong employment visa when new owners took over the company sponsoring my visa? My visa is up for renewal soon and they have terminated me temporarily with compensation until it’s all resolved. Will my […]

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Hong Kong Dependent Visa Sponsorship: Can You Apply Twice?

May 15th, 2023

Posted in Family Visas, Feature Article, Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

Navigating the complexities of immigration law can be challenging, particularly when it comes to dependent visas in Hong Kong. One question that often arises is whether a person can get Hong Kong dependent visa sponsorship more than once, with different spouses. The answer, according to Hong Kong’s administrative rules, is yes, provided certain conditions are […]

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How Does Changing Industries Impact on Your Application to Change Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship?

April 23rd, 2023

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

First Published January 16, 2018 – Updated April 23, 2023 Two-pronged question today starting with how to change Hong Kong employment visa sponsorship into a new job sector. Tnis is an update review question that still holds valid even 5 years after I gave the original advice. I am coming across a lot of good […]

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What Can I Do If My Employment Contract Ends on the Same Day as My Hong Kong Work Visa and I Need to Stay Here a While Longer to Sort Out My Affairs?

April 21st, 2023

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

Employment law and immigration law are often overlapping but must be dealt with separately… What can I do If my employment contract ends on the same day as my Hong Kong work visa and I need to stay here a while longer to sort out my affairs? QUESTION I am in a fix with a […]

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All About Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship

March 18th, 2023

Posted in Employment Visas, Musing, Sherpa, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

All About Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship There is a great deal of confusion about Hong Kong employment visa sponsorship and this short video cuts through all the noise and sets it out definitively. It also speaks to changing your visa category to business investment as an entrepreneur in the event you wish to start […]

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You’ve Lost Your Job: Can You Get an Interim Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension While You Continue Looking for a New Employer?

March 9th, 2023

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

First Published November 17, 2014 – Advice Still Valid Today You’ve lost your job and your limit of stay is coming up for expiry. Any chance the Immigration Department will grant you an interim Hong Kong employment visa extension in these circumstances? QUESTION I am an Australian  national living in Hong Kong under an employment visa since […]

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Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa be Compromised If I Leave My Job Due to Intolerable Working Conditions?

March 1st, 2023

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

Should you be worried that your employment visa status in Hong Kong might be undermined if you choose to leave the employ of an unsavoury employer? QUESTION Hello, my current employer and visa sponsor is a small business, and my working conditions are intolerable – twice the amount of hours than stated on the contract, […]

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How Can I Prove to the Hong Kong Immigration Department My Last Day of Work for My Previous Employer as Part of My Change of Employment Visa Sponsorship Application?

February 15th, 2023

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

First Published July 29, 2013 – Still Relevant The Immigration Department need documentation to understand when to demarcate new from old sponsorship arrangements when changing employers and the million dollar question is……. what will suffice? QUESTION I have a sponsored visa from my current employer until November 2014. I am now wanting to leave this […]

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I Want to Change Jobs With a Significant Reduction in My Base Salary – How Will this Impact on My Hong Kong Employment Visa Change of Sponsorship Application?

January 22nd, 2023

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

QUESTION I currently hold a Hong Kong employment visa with a company where I am receiving a monthly salary of HK$50,000 (fixed salary, no bonuses), and have been working with this company for the past 4 years. My contract, and visa, are due to expire soon so I am in the process of looking for a […]

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