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How Can I Go From Being a Sponsored Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder to Working in My Own Business as I Wait Out the 7 Years to Permanent Residency Here?

May 8th, 2022

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

If you leave your job and want to start your own business in Hong Kong, what are the immigration implications of this if you are a temporary resident foreign national employee? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I am in a bit of a pickle, I am currently waiting for my PR and I have a visa extension […]

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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?

April 28th, 2022

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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Can I Sponsor Myself for Freelance Work ‘On-the-Side’ Whilst Working For My Current Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsor?

April 21st, 2022

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

This is joining in a side business albeit in another name… QUESTION Info -NZ Passport holder -Working in Hong Kong for three years with an employer. Hello I would like to know how I would go about starting a business in Hong Kong. I would like to start a freelance business. I am worried about my visa […]

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Is it Ever Possible to Seek An Early Extension to a Hong Kong Investment Visa for a Non-Immigration Related Reason?

April 19th, 2022

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

What will the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of a very early application for an extension to a business investment visa? QUESTION I am 6 months into my first 12 month stint of an investment employment visa.  I am looking to move into a new apartment and the landlord is requesting a minimum of 12 […]

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Does Choosing Not to Pay Yourself a Salary Mean It’s OK to Run a Business in Hong Kong Without Getting an Investment Visa First?

March 23rd, 2022

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

There appears to be a misconception among foreign nationals that you can be living here and it be OK to run a business in Hong Kong without getting an investment visa just so long as you don’t pay yourself a salary… QUESTION I currently hold a working visa which is still valid for almost 2 more […]

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As a Visitor Living in Hong Kong Do You Need to Get An Investment Visa if You Freelance Here But All Your Income is Sourced Overseas?

December 7th, 2021

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

First Published October 2, 2019 What is the law about visitors working in Hong Kong as freelancers but not engaging in the local economy? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I’ve lived in Hong Kong for 2 years and now I’m freelancing and getting all of my income from overseas. I wish to stay in HK, so am […]

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As a Visitor Living in Hong Kong Do You Need to Get An Investment Visa if You Freelance Here But All Your Income is Sourced Overseas?

December 1st, 2021

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

First Published September 30, 2018 What is the law about visitors working in Hong Kong as freelancers but not engaging in the local economy? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I’ve lived in Hong Kong for 2 years and now I’m freelancing and getting all of my income from overseas. I wish to stay in HK, so am […]

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Joining in a Side Business in Hong Kong – An Obvious Visa Solution for Certain Types of Employed Professionals

June 21st, 2021

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

First Published August 2, 2012 Thinking about joining in a side business in Hong Kong? Certain foreign national professionals who teach in Hong Kong, especially those at university, often find themselves wishing to participate in their profession whilst educating others. The question is begged as to how they can, from a visa and immigration perspective, […]

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Freelance Consulting in Hong Kong – Can You Get a Visa?

May 24th, 2021

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

First Published April 22, 2012 Visas for one-man consulting businesses figure constantly in our enquiries Inbox. This post will attempt to put to bed this question once and for all… QUESTION “I am currently working as a consultant for a South African company and I am doing consulting for a large international conglomerate in Hong […]

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Can I Employ Myself by Getting a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa?

May 6th, 2021

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

This is a typical question about what is really a Hong Kong business investment visa application – but most often people don’t know, understandably enough, how to couch it… First Published April 21, 2012   QUESTION “Hello, I’m interested in getting HK residence permit (working visa). Please advise what’s the easiest, fastest and cheapest way […]

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