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QOTW: How Are Mainland Applicants for Visas Issued Under the Hong Kong General Employment Policy Treated Differently From Other Foreign Nationals?

February 17th, 2015

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


Under the Hong Kong General Employment Policy, what’s the procedural difference if you are a Chinese citizen applying for a Hong Kong work visa (or any other type of visa for that matter) compared to the rules applying to non-Chinese foreign nationals?

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I am a Chinese citizen currently enrolled in a French business school (presently resident in Paris) and I just got an internship offer from Hong Kong.

The application procedure for foreign nationals is quite clear already but I’d love to know if it’s different for Chinese citizens.

Is there any specific point I should pay attention to during the application process?

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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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