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Can I Easily Return To (and Then Remain In) Hong Kong as a Visitor Once My Current Employment Visa Has Expired?

October 6th, 2019

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

First Published September 3, 2013 Sometimes, people find themselves in a state of ‘administrative flux’ as one employment visa ends and the circumstances for a new employment visa have not yet, for one reason or another, materialised. The question is, however, can you easily return to / be in Hong Kong as a visitor whilst […]

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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?

October 2nd, 2019

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

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 I required to get a […]

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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?

September 27th, 2019

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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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?

September 22nd, 2019

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

First Published July 29, 2013 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 company and start […]

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What Impact Will A Temporary Yet Long Term Secondment Overseas For Work Have On My Hong Kong Permanent Residence Application 3 Years From Now?

September 16th, 2019

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

Hong Kong being a small, dynamic city which punches above its weight in the region, this situation happens all the time. So what IS the impact on your subsequent eligibility for the Right of Abode if your employer wants to shift you off-shore temporarily to manage a project? QUESTION I have been working in Hong Kong […]

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Is There Any Fixed Residency Requirement for Retention of a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

September 3rd, 2019

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

Not every stint for work or business means full time residency in Hong Kong so what to do about ‘half-timers’? QUESTION I am pursuing options to take up employment in Hong Kong and would like to know if there is any residence requirement for retention of a work visa. For example, how long can one […]

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Entry Employment Visa & Employment Visa Extension of Stay Applications Significantly Delayed Amid General Tightening Up All Quarters

August 29th, 2019

Posted in Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

It’s inevitable really. Photo Credit: RTHK By any view of social media over these last 12 weeks it is clear that unlawful acts by certain parties in favour of the aims of ‘the movement’ has commanded broad and general support from within a certain demographic of the population (both local Chinese and foreign national alike.) […]

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Am I Compelled to Apply for Hong Kong Permanent Residency After 7 Years or Can I Maintain the Status Quo of My Present Employment Visa?

August 18th, 2019

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

First Published June 10, 2013 Once you have achieved 7 years continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong, your long stay immigration options open up considerably… QUESTION My current working visa is due to expire at the end of  September, (previously I was given an extension of 3 years in 2010), this I assume was so that […]

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

July 9th, 2019

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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Can I Come to Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa?

July 7th, 2019

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

Can I Come & Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa.? Permitted activity under the Visitor visa category seems to be something of a grey area and in the final analysis it all boils down to the attitude of the Immigration Department for a breach of conditions of stay. However, some activities are […]

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