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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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How Do Brand New Businesses Establish Their Financial Bona Fides to be Deemed a Suitable and Credible Sponsor for a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

August 12th, 2017

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

Your company is brand new – will ImmD buy into your intentions to sponsor a foreign national to be the first employee?  QUESTION As a new company I want to hire a manager who has special talent from overseas? How can I prove our financial capability as a new company? More Stuff You May Find […]

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How Are Dependant Family Members Considered in An Application for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

August 8th, 2017

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

Are family members who are accompanying a main applicant for the right of abode in Hong Kong treated in any particular way by the Hong Kong Immigration Department? QUESTION Hi When applying for the right of abode in Hong Kong for the whole family .. if I put in 9 years worth of my husband’s tax […]

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Is There a Minimum Number of Days You Need to be in Hong Kong in Order to Maintain Your Investment Visa Status?

August 6th, 2017

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

Hong Kong is a small place with borders on our doorstep so how much time do you need to be physically in Hong Kong to retain your Hong Kong investment visa? QUESTION I would like to know, if I am able to hold a visa in Hong Kong, then what is the minimum time per […]

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Are Short Term Teaching Programmes Delivered by Non-resident Educators Subject to Normal Hong Kong Immigration Policy?

August 2nd, 2017

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QUESTION As a school we regularly invite specialist teachers (generally musicians or artists) to visit from overseas and provide workshops for both students and staff.  We pay these specialists a fee and provide accommodation and flights.  Generally the visit will last two weeks.  Is it necessary to obtain an employment visa for these people?  We […]

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What Does the Hong Kong Training Visa Actually Allow and What Do the Immigration Department Expect of the Parties to the Application?

July 16th, 2017

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The Hong Kong training visa is an oft-misunderstood animal so I am grateful for this question that allows me to clear up some of the confusion. QUESTION Hi, congrats on the website, it’s very helpful! I just arrived in Hong Kong and my new potential employer is worried about the following: (a) That if I […]

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How Can I Handle My Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension If I Plan to Be On Leave For 8 Weeks Around the Time for Renewal?

July 10th, 2017

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

This situation occurs quite a lot especially for those employees who were originally summer hires and are on back to back employment contracts matching the validity of their limits of stay. QUESTION I am a Canadian currently employed in Hong Kong and have a work visa. If I plan to be absent on leave in […]

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Will Performance-Based Equity Compensation Suffice Instead of a Cash Salary for A Hong Kong Employment Visa?

July 8th, 2017

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

No one has asked me this type of question about compensation for employees for about 15 years now so I’m grateful to the questioner for raising it as she did. QUESTION I have successfully registered a business and been awarded an investment visa in Hong Kong. The company is a start up with limited capital […]

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10 Steps to a Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application – Step 3 – Are You an Employee or an Investor?

June 26th, 2017

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

On April 21, 2017 I gave a talk at WYND Co-working space in Lan Kwai Fong entitled 10 Steps to a Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application. This segment is Step Three – Are You An Employee Or An Investor? The Rest of the Series Introduction How We Got Here Must Have Resources The Startup […]

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Does the Hong Kong Employment Visa Change of Sponsorship Process Expressly Disclose to My New Employer the Reason For Me Leaving My Previous Job?

June 20th, 2017

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

This an excellent question which has never come up in this fashion before so I’m delighted to provide the answer! First Published July 30, 2013 QUESTION I have just been made redundant by my Australian employer and my last day working in Hong Kong will be August 30, 2013. My visa permit period extends to […]

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