Losing Your Job

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Can I Still Sponsor a Hong Kong Dependant Visa for My New Wife If I Hold an Employment Visa But Am Presently Between Jobs?

April 9th, 2017

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

What will ImmD make of an application to sponsor a dependant visa by a Hong Kong employment visa holding foreign national who doesn’t presently have a job here? QUESTION I am in between jobs (currently on an employment visa in Hong Kong) and plan to get married soon (outside HK). I would like to arrange […]

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Can I Use the Impending Expiry of My Hong Kong Work Visa as a Way to Force the Early Termination of My Employment Contract?

February 10th, 2017

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

In the final analysis, this question is really about employment law which I am not qualified to answer (I’m an immigration guy). However, it does afford an opportunity for a discussion about extending an employment visa when there’s only the notice period remaining on a subsisting employment contract. QUESTION I am an Australian expat, currently […]

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Now That I’ve Lost My Job What About My Hong Kong Work Visa? Will I Get Kicked Out of the HKSAR?

November 29th, 2016

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

First Published On 4th Jan 2013 Now that I’ve lost my job what about my Hong Kong work visa? Will I get kicked out of Hong Kong? No, definitely, not. Not at the moment anyway. This is how it all plays out for you now. But first, a bit of technical background about your employment […]

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You’ve Lost Your Job: Can You Get an Interim Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension While You Continue Looking for a New Employer?

November 17th, 2014

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

Any chance the Immigration Department will grant you an interim Hong Kong employment visa extension in these circumstances? QUESTION I am an Australian  national living in Hong Kong under an employment visa since December 2010, all sponsored by the same company. This has been an Australian company with a representative office in Hong Kong. I have over […]

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What Can I Do If My Employment Contract Ends on the Same Day as My Hong Kong Work Visa and I Need to Stay Here a While Longer to Sort Out My Affairs?

August 10th, 2014

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

Employment law and immigration law are often overlapping but must be dealt with separately… QUESTION I am in a fix with a difficult-to-deal-with local company…

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Can the Company You Have Just Left Contact Immigration & Make Your Visa Expire Immediately?

January 29th, 2014

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

This question comes up often enough for it to warrant another explanation of the arrangements which prevail (current ImmD practice)… QUESTION Dear Visa Geeza,  I’m..

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I Have a Hong Kong Employment Visa to Take Me Through to 7 Years But Now I’m Unemployed – Can I ‘Cruise’ the Last Year Without Working and Still Qualify for Permanent Residency?

October 20th, 2013

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

Is it possible to lose your job, cruise through 12 months without working here, spend three months away in China studying then make an application..

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Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa be Compromised If I Leave My Job Due to Intolerable Working Conditions?

October 7th, 2013

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  Should you be worried that your employment visa status in Hong Kong might be undermined if you choose to leave the employ of an..

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Can I Easily Return To (and Then Remain In) Hong Kong as a Visitor Once My Current Employment Visa Has Expired?

September 3rd, 2013

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

Sometimes, people find themselves in a state of ‘administrative flux’ as one employment visa ends and the circumstances for a new employment visa have not..

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