Employment Visas

Paid Or Unpaid Work In Hong Kong

Your Questions Answered

Does Volunteering for a Good Cause Represent Unpaid Work Which Requires the Specific Permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration?

August 15th, 2017

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

The law here is clear – work, paid or unpaid requires the permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration – but what about charity and volunteering – do you still need to get the express permission of ImmD? QUESTION Dear Stephen I run an NGO.   We rely on volunteers from the community in […]

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How Do Brand New Businesses Establish Their Financial Bona Fides to be Deemed a Suitable and Credible Sponsor for a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

August 12th, 2017

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Your company is brand new – will ImmD buy into your intentions to sponsor a foreign national to be the first employee?  QUESTION As a new company I want to hire a manager who has special talent from overseas? How can I prove our financial capability as a new company? More Stuff You May Find […]

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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?

August 6th, 2017

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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Are Short Term Teaching Programmes Delivered by Non-resident Educators Subject to Normal Hong Kong Immigration Policy?

August 2nd, 2017

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QUESTION As a school we regularly invite specialist teachers (generally musicians or artists) to visit from overseas and provide workshops for both students and staff.  We pay these specialists a fee and provide accommodation and flights.  Generally the visit will last two weeks.  Is it necessary to obtain an employment visa for these people?  We […]

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Will a Criminal Record for Shoplifting Compromise Your Immediate and Long Term Plans for Residence in Hong Kong?

July 31st, 2017

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

The indiscretions of youth can come back and haunt you in later years and in this question, a conviction for shoplifting quite some time ago is on the mind of an intending foreign national resident of Hong Kong… QUESTION I am very keen in settling down in Hong Kong in the long-term future. And I […]

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Case Studies

You Have Been Warned: The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Now Essentially Working To Rule

July 18th, 2017

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

I have been spending the last 4-5 months of my life fending off the reasonable concerns which clients have about how long it is taking ImmD to finalise most type of visa applications but mostly employment and business investment (entrepreneur) applications. Here’s an example of how it works (real life case example) from a recent […]

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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?

July 16th, 2017

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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