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QOTW: Do You Need to Have a Job in Hong Kong to Be Able to Sponsor a Dependant Visa for Your New Spouse?

June 28th, 2014

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


If you hold an employment visa and are between jobs what impact would this have on being able to sponsor a dependant visa for your spouse?

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Hi Stephen,

I am in between jobs (currently on an employment visa in HK) and plan to get married soon.

Can you tell me if being in between jobs is considered to be a negative point when I apply for my wife’s dependent visa for Hong Kong.

Can such cases be rejected by the Hong Kong Immigration Department?

Thank you

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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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