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How Can a Defacto Spouse Gain Approval to Work Under a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa?

March 13th, 2021

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

So, what happens if a defacto partner ‘trailing spouse’ wants to take up employment in Hong Kong under a prolonged visitor visa? Is this possible? QUESTION Hi Visa Geeza, I have been offered a job in Hong Kong and me and my de-facto partner are considering the move. Whilst the company will sponsor me,  my […]

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My Hong Kong Visa Application Was Closed by ImmD After Correspondence Was Lost – What Happens Now?

March 10th, 2021

Posted in Refusals & Appeals, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

Sometimes, correspondence gets lost and ImmD might close an application believing it has been abandoned when they hear nothing further from an applicant. Meanwhile, the applicant is on tenterhooks awaiting the outcome. What can you do to rectify this ultimate disconnect? QUESTION The company that is sponsoring me applied for an employment visa for me […]

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Is It Ever OK to Work Full Time in Hong Kong Without An Employment Visa – For the Hong Kong Subsidiary of An Overseas Company?

January 23rd, 2021

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

First Published January 29, 2018 Work full time in Hong Kong without an employment visa ? This is a bit of a hoary old chestnut this question but a really important one nonetheless so I am grateful to the questioner for posing it. QUESTION Hi there, My Hong Kong employment visa application has just been […]

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Must the Employing Company Sponsor of My Hong Kong Work Visa Application be Profitable?

January 17th, 2021

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

How important is sponsor-profitability, especially for start up businesses less than 12 months old? QUESTION I have been recruited by a newly established company (12 months old as of this week). They have never hired a foreigner and have tasked me with completing the visa forms, both employee and employer versions. The Employer-side application requires […]

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What Does the Hong Kong Training Visa Actually Allow and What Do the Immigration Department Expect of the Parties to the Application?

December 24th, 2020

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

The Hong Kong training visa is an oft-misunderstood animal so I am grateful for this question that allows me to clear up some of the confusion. QUESTION Hi, congrats on the website, it’s very helpful! I just arrived in Hong Kong and my new potential employer is worried about the following: (a) That if I […]

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In Hong Kong is it Possible to Get an Employment Visa to Work For Yourself and Also a Full Time Employer Both at the Same Time?

December 10th, 2020

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

How can you have your cake AND eat it in Hong Kong – working for both yourself AND also a third party employer at the same time? QUESTION Hi, I’ve read (or I think I read) that with an employee visa we can transform it to an investor visa with the agreement of the employer. […]

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Will Extended Time Spent in Hong Kong as a Visitor Between Employment Visas Negatively Impact Any Future Application I Make to Work Here Again?

October 4th, 2020

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

First Published October 4, 2017 What do ImmD make of foreign nationals who hold an employment visa for a period of time, then remain here as Visitors again for a protracted time, then apply once again for an employment visa? QUESTION I was previously employed in Hong for a number of years, but have been […]

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Newcomer’s Guide to Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa

July 3rd, 2020

Posted in Employment Visas, Infographic, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

This infographic sets out how the path to securing a Hong Kong employment visa is traveled, from the decision to look for work through to granting of the all-important visa in your passport. More Stuff to Help You Along The perils of contriving a job offer in order to make an employment visa application in […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Administrative Flux?

June 6th, 2020

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /

First Published September 6, 2016 Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short video I discuss the notion of Administrative Flux. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting 10 Must Have resources for any Hong Kong investment visa application Is […]

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Can a Non-Graduate Get a Hong Kong Work Visa to Work as a Language Teacher?

April 22nd, 2020

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

Hong Kong  work visa to work as a language teacher but no degree? The challenge of securing a Hong Kong work visa for language teachers is rife with contradictions. This question speak to what might work in the very unusual set of circumstances posed. QUESTION “Hi, one of my friends has just recommended you guys […]

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