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Is There A Minimum Number Of Days You Need To Be In Hong Kong In Order To Maintain Your Investment Visa Status?

May 15th, 2024

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

Hong Kong is a small place with borders on our doorstep so how much time do you need to be physically in Hong Kong to retain your Hong Kong investment visa? QUESTION I would like to know, if I am able to hold a visa in Hong Kong, then what is the minimum time per […]

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Can I Go From A Hong Kong Investment Visa To An Employment Visa And Back To An Investment Visa Again?

April 22nd, 2024

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

Entrepreneurship is a fluid beast! This post deals with special situations around the Hong Kong Investment Visa. QUESTION Hello, I was on an investment visa for a year when I started my own business and then took on a full time role with another company.  I was transferred to an employment visa.  I am now […]

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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?

April 20th, 2024

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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What Compliance Obligations Do I Have If I Hold A Hong Kong Employment Visa And Want To Start Freelancing After I Stop Working For My Employer-Sponsor?

April 19th, 2024

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

I hold a Hong Kong employment visa and want to start freelancing…   As a foreign national temporarily resident in Hong Kong on a sponsored employment visa, there are a number of different compliance issues that need to be addressed if you lose your job and you fancy embarking down the path of freelancing on […]

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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 17th, 2024

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…and a solution for certain types of Hong Kong Employment Visa holders thinking about freelancing in Hong Kong 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 […]

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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?

April 10th, 2024

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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If You Start A Company Based In Hong Kong Do You Always Need To Have An Investment Visa To Be Able To Run It?

April 7th, 2024

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

The question of investment visa or not is actually quite straight forward. It’s all about ‘living’ in Hong Kong… QUESTION Hi Visa Geeza, I’ve a question regarding putting up a company in Hong Kong. I’ve been reading about how “easy” it is to set up a company in Hong Kong, however, it sounds too over […]

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Can You Freelance Or Start Your Own Business Under A Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa?

March 24th, 2024

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

The working holiday visa for Hong Kong is designed for certain types of employment activity – but does this include freelance work or starting or your own business? First Published On April 15, 2013 – Still Relevant QUESTION Hi I have recently moved to Hong Kong with my partner (who has an employment visa) and […]

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Can I Set Up A Hong Kong Company, Employ My Business Partner & Sponsor An Employment Visa For Him?

March 18th, 2024

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

The answer to this question is multi-part and ultimately driven by the challenges associated with a New Business Situation… QUESTION I am based in Hong Kong and would like your advice on visa applications for a friend.   A friend of mine, who is based in the US and I have been discussing a business opportunity for Hong Kong and […]

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Why Do Hong Kong Technology Startups Mostly Struggle To Win Investment Visa Approvals For Their Founders?

March 13th, 2024

Posted in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

I’m often asked how feasible business investment visas are for foreign nationals seeking to establish a new technology start up here. Bootstrappping and running Lean can be a double edged sword as a foreign national starting up in Hong Kong… The actual extent of the challenge is, in fact, no more onerous than it has […]

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