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What Compliance Obligations Do I Have if I Hold a Hong Kong Employment Visa and Want to Start Freelancing After I Stop Working for My Employer-Sponsor?

October 31st, 2017

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

As a foreign national temporarily resident in Hong Kong on a sponsored employment visa, there are a number of different compliance issues that need to..

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Hadley Says

How Do You Go About Changing Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship at Immigration Tower?

September 2nd, 2017

Posted in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

If you have left the employ of your current employment visa sponsor, or even just thinking of doing so, you need to undergo what is known as a change of sponsorship application before you start working for anyone else in Hong Kong, including yourself! FIRST PUBLISHED APRIL 19, 2013 To do this you have to […]

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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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Can I Work Remotely for an Overseas Employer Whilst I Remain in Hong Kong With My Same Sex Partner on a Prolonged Visitor Visa?

June 24th, 2017

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

What issues arise in respect of those foreign nationals in Hong Kong who accompany their unmarried life partners (gay or heterosexual) here on prolonged visitor visas and who are planning to carry on their professions remotely for an overseas employer whilst permitted by the Hong Kong Immigration Department to be present in Hong Kong as […]

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What Chance is There That ImmD Will Grant a Visa to a Foreign National Who Previously Overstayed in Hong Kong by Five-And-A-Half Years?

October 22nd, 2016

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

Overstayed in Hong Kong for a very long time previously…? Great question this, not so much because the answer is mostly quite obvious, but because it gives me a chance to have a discussion about overstaying generally. QUESTION I was looking for a male helper and found a suitable one for our family. However, he […]

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Is There Such An Animal As A ” Flexible Working Visa ” for Hong Kong?

July 14th, 2016

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

Like the Yeti and the Loch Ness Monster, I’ve heard mention of this mythical beast several times down the years, so I was really pleased when this question came in recently as it gives me an opportunity to slay a sacred cow or 2. QUESTION Is there a flexible work visa in Hong Kong? Because […]

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Is It Ever OK to Work Full Time in Hong Kong Without An Employment Visa – For the Hong Kong Subsidiary of An Overseas Company?

May 2nd, 2016

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

Work full time in Hong Kong without an employment visa ? This is a bit of a hoary old chestnut this question but a really important one nonetheless so I am grateful to the questioner for posing it. QUESTION Hi there, My Hong Kong employment visa application has just been refused. My company who are […]

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Musing

Please Don’t Ask Me To Advise You On How To Break Hong Kong Immigration Law!

February 11th, 2016

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

I get loads of great questions to answer and it’s my genuine pleasure to help. Sometimes, though, people don’t appreciate what it is they are actually asking me to be a party to when they seek my advice via our websites.. So please don’t ask me to advise you on how to break Hong Kong […]

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Why Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala Was Denied Entry Into Hong Kong Today

January 28th, 2016

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

In the next 24 hours, you’ll hear a lot of noise about why this French maverick was denied entry into Hong Kong today. Putting aside the controversy surrounding his material and also his political views, there is a solid immigration justification for ImmD to refuse him entry. They had reasonable grounds to suspect that he […]

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You Accidentally Overstay Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Yet Need to Change Employer – What Happens Now?

February 8th, 2015

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

Accidentally overstay your Hong Kong employment visa?- What happens to you when  seek to change your employment visa sponsor but realise you have accidentally let your current visa expire without seeking an extension of stay? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I ended my employment in Hong Kong at the beginning of January. I looked for work and […]

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