Side Business

Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Topics

Your Questions Answered

As a Hong Kong Work Visa Holder, If I Own Shares in a Company Here Will It Disqualify Me From Getting a Student Visa?

April 6th, 2017

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

Hong Kong being the dynamic ‘all-things-to-all-people’ type of place it is, oftentimes, certain life circumstances here throw up immigration challenges that need to be considered carefully to ensure that you do not inadvertently run afoul of the law and end up doing things that are no commensurate with your formal conditions of stay. This question […]

Please select the social network you want to share this page with:

Your Questions Answered

The Challenge of Visa Approvability for Freelance Writers & Reporters in Hong Kong

October 19th, 2016

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

Freelancers in Hong Kong are often faced with a round-pegs-in-square-holes visa situation that is not easily resolved. This post attempts to deal with the challenge of visa approvability for these people and shed some light on what is actually do-able from an immigration perspective. QUESTION I am currently a full-time reporter in Hong Kong, I […]

Please select the social network you want to share this page with:

Your Questions Answered

Should I Change My Hong Kong Visa Category From Sponsored Employment to Business Investment or Seek Permission to Join in a Side Business Instead?

June 6th, 2016

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

Change my Hong Kong visa? This question is less either / or from an immigration perspective but more an issue of full time entrepreneur or not… QUESTION Hi Stephen, I am currently already on an employment visa (valid for two more years) and would like to start my own company too. My current employer is […]

Please select the social network you want to share this page with:

Infographics

One Man Hong Kong Investment Visa – What’s Required? (In Pictures)

February 10th, 2016

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

- Hong Kong investment visas are hard to get but not always impossible where the company starts out as a one man business. This infographic sets out exactly what is required in your approach to the Hong Kong Immigration Department. More Info to Help You Along Are there any advantages to being an existing resident […]

Please select the social network you want to share this page with:

Your Questions Answered

What Exactly Do You Need to Include in a Visa Application to Join in a Side Business in Hong Kong?

April 17th, 2015

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

So, you sense there’s an opportunity to augment your salary with some freelance work so how do you go about making an application to join in a side business in Hong Kong? QUESTION Dear Visa Geeza, I have listened to your podcasts regarding sole proprietorship and followed the information given. Background information – I am currently […]

Please select the social network you want to share this page with:

Your Questions Answered

How Do I Go About Setting Up a Side Business to Complement My Full Time Hong Kong Employment Visa?

November 22nd, 2014

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

Foreign national employment visa holders in Hong Kong are quite often interested in setting up a side business… QUESTION I am currently employed full-time by a company in Hong Kong. They successfully sponsored my Hong Kong employment visa and I just started my job 2 months ago. All is going very well. But I would like […]

Please select the social network you want to share this page with:

Your Questions Answered

In Hong Kong is it Possible to Get a Employment Visa to Work For Yourself and Also a Full Time Employer Both at the Same Time?

October 16th, 2014

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

How can you have your cake AND eat it in Hong Kong – working for both yourself AND also a third party employer at the same time? QUESTION Hi, I’ve read (or I think I read) that with an employee visa we can transform it to an investor visa with the agreement of the employer. […]

Please select the social network you want to share this page with:

Your Questions Answered

Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder – Join in a Side Business or Change Visa Category to a Full Investment Visa – Which is Better?

September 22nd, 2013

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

  This question raises quite a number of issues surrounding a decision to go into business for yourself in Hong Kong whilst presently holding an..

Please select the social network you want to share this page with:

Your Questions Answered

Joining in a Side Business in Hong Kong – An Obvious Visa Solution for Certain Types of Employed Professionals

August 3rd, 2012

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

Certain foreign national professionals who teach in Hong Kong, especially those at university, often find themselves wishing to participate in their profession whilst educating others…

Please select the social network you want to share this page with: