Visitor Visa

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Can I Lawfully Rent an Apartment in Hong Kong as a Frequent Visitor – What Would the Immigration Department Make of That?

December 2nd, 2017

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If you find yourself often in Hong Kong as a frequent Visitor is it lawful and / or possible to rent an apartment in order to keep accommodation expenses down… QUESTION I’m an Expat based in Thailand & often come to Hong Kong for meetings or transit for business trips to China, Taiwan, Korea and […]

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Can You Study in Hong Kong If You Only Possess a Visitor Visa Here?

October 17th, 2017

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What kind of activity is permitted if you are in Hong Kong on a Visitor visa? Does this include informal study? QUESTION My wife and I are spending some time here in Hong Kong. We do not work here and we do not intend to. We just enjoy living here, enjoying the city. We have […]

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Telecommuting From a Job in China AFTER a Hong Kong Employment Visa Refusal…?

October 13th, 2017

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

What’s the situation if you’ve been refused an employment visa in Hong Kong and your employer then decides to engage you in China instead? QUESTION I am currently working for an international company with offices in Mainland China and Hong Kong. I originally was hired by the Hong Kong office 1 year ago, but was […]

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Will Extended Time Spent in Hong Kong as a Visitor Between Employment Visas Negatively Impact Any Future Application I Make to Work Here Again?

October 4th, 2017

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What do ImmD make of foreign nationals who hold an employment visa for a period of time, then remain here as Visitors again for a..

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Will My Frequent and Lengthy Visits to Hong Kong Over the Last 2 Years Compromise My Ability to Secure an Employment Visa Subsequently?

May 26th, 2017

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So, you’ve been hanging out in Hong Kong as a Visitor for quite a while and have now decided you wish to become formally resident…. will the extended time spent here previously impact your chances for an employment visa? QUESTION I’ve been staying in Hong Kong for nearly 2 years on a tourist visa, I’ve […]

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Schooling the Lawyers – The Visitor Visa

May 8th, 2017

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The Visitor Visa Most people coming into Hong Kong will be granted a visa upon arrival, but it depends on the passport you hold. Also, how long you can stay in Hong Kong will vary depending on your nationality. For instance, Philippines passport holders will be allowed two weeks while a British passport holder will […]

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If I Do Volunteer Work For a Charity Based Overseas But Also Operating in HK Whilst Holding a Visitor Visa Am I Breaching My Conditions of Stay?

April 30th, 2017

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What is the deal if you help out a charity on a volunteer basis whilst holding a visitor visa in Hong Kong? Volunteer work for a charity based overseas but also operating in HK? QUESTION Hi Visa Geeza, I am  Canadian and I first came to Hong Kong on April under a 3 month training […]

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What Do The Immigration Department Say About Permitted Activity as a Visitor to Hong Kong?

October 4th, 2016

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The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong recently enquired of ImmD this very question and in July published their International Business Committee (IBC) Paper on “Immigration Arrangements for Entry for Visit and Employment in Hong Kong“. You can download a copy here to learn what is permitted activity as a visitor to Hong Kong. […]

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Is It Ever OK to Work in Hong Kong on a Visitor Visa?

August 11th, 2016

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Is it ever OK to work in Hong Kong on a visitor visa? You would assume, quite reasonably, that if the Hong Kong Immigration Department advised you that is was OK to come to Hong Kong as a visitor and work, then that would be kosher, right? Wrong! In this question, it is more than apparent […]

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Is the Hong Kong Startup Visa All That It’s Cracked Up to Be? – What Can You Do as a Visitor?

October 24th, 2015

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On August 11, 2015 I gave a presentation discussing the so-called Hong Kong Startup visa that everyone is getting so excited about. In this segment at o Connect in Sheung Wan, I explain what you can and can’t do as a Visitor if your intention to reside in Hong Kong under a Startup / Entrepreneur […]

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