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Hong Kong Visas For 2 Week Visitor Nationals – The So-Called Startup Visa

January 14th, 2017

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


On May 30, 2016 I gave a talk at the Russian Club Hong Kong on the types of Hong Kong visas available to those nationalities who are only granted a 2 week limit of stay as visitors upon arrival in the HKSAR.

This ‘2 week rule’ has a very real practical effect on citizens of countries affected and so this talk is designed is speak to nationals of such countries.

This 5th part of the talk discusses the so-called Startup Visa.

You can download the presentation slides here.

The Rest of the Series

Getting Started

Dealing With The 2 Week Visa Problem

Visas That Allow You To Work

Work For Yourself Or Someone Else?

The So-Called Start-Up Visa

The Study-then-Work Visa

Visas For Interns & Trainees

Visas for Very Smart People

Family Visas

The D-I-Y Visa – 100% Free!


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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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