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Is There Such an Animal as a Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor?

March 9th, 2017

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

Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor? The General Employment Policy anticipates that foreign national Professionals seeking to work in Hong Kong are subject to a formal employer-employee relationship. So what’s the situation if the employer wants to engage you as a contractor? Is it do-able? QUESTION Dear Stephen,  I got a working visa […]

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Am I Eligible for An Extension to My Hong Kong Dependant Visa if My PHKID Card Holding Spouse Doesn’t Actually Live Here Now?

January 9th, 2017

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

The Hong Kong Immigration Department grant dependant visas on the basis of family reunion in Hong Kong. Where, however, the sponsoring spouse is no longer resident in the HKSAR, the question is begged as to whether or not an extension will be available for the sponsored dependant visa holder? QUESTION I currently live in Hong […]

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How Can an Overseas Company Temporarily Sponsor Hong Kong Employment Visa Permissions?

August 24th, 2016

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

A frequently experienced conundrum. How can a foreign company temporarily sponsor Hong Kong employment visa permissions for its employees and contractors who need to work here in pursuit of a commercial arrangement which is of an indefinite or fixed duration here? QUESTION How can one visit and deliver short-term (typically 1-5 days duration) training courses […]

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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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The 7 Things to Tell Your Employer About Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship

January 15th, 2016

Posted in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

If you have a job offer in hand and now need to secure an employment visa, just how much help can you expect from your prospective employer? Sponsors of Hong Kong employment visas may actually have no idea of what’s expected of them so this short video sets it all out in just 7 points. More […]

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Can the Sponsor of Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Hold Your Residence to Ransom?

December 4th, 2015

Posted in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

Many foreign nationals holding Hong Kong work visas labour under the misapprehension that their employer somehow controls their immigration destiny by virtue of the fact that they sponsor their residence in Hong Kong. Nothing could be further from the truth!  More Stuff You May Find Useful or Relevant Hong Kong employment visa – teenage high […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean…Roof-Over-Head-Food-On-Table ?

July 27th, 2015

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

Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short piece I discuss how the Hong Kong Immigration Department assess the bona fides of a sponsor seeking Hong Kong dependant visa permissions for his/her family to join him/her in the HKSAR. More Stuff […]

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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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Which is Better – Change of Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship or Seeking to Swap Over to a QMAS Visa Instead?

September 30th, 2013

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

If I had to choose between applying for a QMAS visa or otherwise seek to change my employment visa sponsorship to carry on working in..

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