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How Can I Get A Visa & Work Legally In Hong Kong?

May 7th, 2024

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

This is the question most often asked of my profession really… QUESTION Hello, I was a sponsored by my uncle’s company for 2 years then we had an argument and I left. Now I’m holding a visitor visa. For 6 months I’ve sent my resume to more employers than I can count but when it […]

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What Pathways To An Employment Visa Exist For A Fresh, Foreign University Graduate Arriving In Hong Kong Seeking Career Opportunities Here?

May 6th, 2024

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

Whilst the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates afford a clean pathway to working permission for foreign nationals freshly graduating from Hong Kong universities, the situation is very different if your degree is from overseas and you’re seeking to work in the HKSAR straight after university. QUESTION Hi Stephen, I would like to ask, I’m a […]

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Must The Employing Company Sponsor Of My Hong Kong Work Visa Application Be Profitable?

April 2nd, 2024

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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Does The Hong Kong Immigration Department Positively Consider Family Reunion As A Factor To Employment Visa Grant?

March 20th, 2024

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

First Published January 4, 2020 – Still Relevant  Employment visa grant? What do the Hong Kong Immigration Department take into account exactly when considering an application for an employment visa where the applicant has recently divorced from a Hong Kong resident? QUESTION I have been in Hong Kong for two years and have recently divorced.  […]

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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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QOTW: Can I Get An Employment Visa Again If I Still Owe Taxes From The Last Time I Worked In Hong Kong?

March 15th, 2024

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

What is the interplay between unpaid taxes and a Hong Kong employment visa application subsequently? QUESTION Hi, I worked in Hong Kong last year, 2013, and left the city mid year after my work terminated. When I left, my company filed a IR56G “leaving Hong Kong” tax form for me with the IRD. However, I […]

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QOTW: Can I Get A Hong Kong Work Visa With No Degree?

March 8th, 2024

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

An old chestnut this question which comes up time and time again about getting a Hong Kong work visa with no degree – albeit this time in the context of a technical apprenticeship undertaken straight out of senior high school. QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I moved to Hong Kong from France one month ago. I […]

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How & Why Hong Kong Seeks To Attract Foreign National Talent

February 20th, 2024

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

How & Why Hong Kong Seeks To Attract Foreign National Talent Globalization has led to a seemingly endless trend of migration of people around the world. This includes the international movement of highly skilled workers, including specialists, researchers, business executives, managers and inter-company transferees. Much of the motivation on the part of these professionals is […]

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I Was Convicted Of A Crime And Removed From Hong Kong – How Do My Visa Options Look Now?

February 14th, 2024

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

I Was Convicted Of A Crime And Removed From Hong Kong – How Do My Visa Options Look Now? First Published November 6, 2018 Life in Hong Kong can throw up many challenges, none too much greater than the following: QUESTION Hello, and thank you for the opportunity to ask my question! I have questions, […]

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What Pathways To An Employment Visa Exist For A Fresh, Foreign University Graduate Arriving In Hong Kong Seeking Career Opportunities Here?

February 13th, 2024

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

What Pathways To An Employment Visa Exist For A Fresh, Foreign University Graduate Arriving In Hong Kong Seeking Career Opportunities Here? Whilst the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates afford a clean pathway to working permission for foreign nationals freshly graduating from Hong Kong universities, the situation is very different if your degree is from overseas […]

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