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?

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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August 10th, 2014

I Have Technically Overstayed My Hong Kong Employment Visa by One Day But Have No Job – What Happens Now?

Interesting and not at all unusual situation this one … how to deal with a technical overstay conundrum… QUESTION I have been living and working..

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November 3rd, 2013

Are There Any Realistic Long-Term Visa Options for Out-of-Work Foreign Domestic Helpers Seeking to Remain in Hong Kong With Their Boyfriends?

This scenario play itself out frequently enough here in Hong Kong that it is worthy of an answer and I am grateful to the reader..

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October 21st, 2013

What Chance is There That the Hong Kong Immigration Department Will Grant a Visa to a Foreign National Who Previously Overstayed by Five-And-A-Half Years?

Great question this, not so much because the answer is mostly quite obvious, but because it gives me a chance to have a discussion about..

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July 20th, 2013

Can You Continue to Work If You Find Yourself In the Hong Kong Visa Extension Twilight Zone?

You may, on occasion,  find yourself in that strange situation where your current employment visa has expired, you are still employed by your employer of..

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July 3rd, 2013

What to Do if You Find Yourself in the Hong Kong Visa ‘Twilight Zone’

Sometimes, Hong Kong residents find themselves changing employers or swapping from a sponsored employment visa to a business investment visa, when their current limit of..

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January 31st, 2013

What Happens if You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa Limit of Stay?

The Immigration Department are very strict about people who overstay their visa in Hong Kong. If you are a visitor here and find yourself a..

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January 22nd, 2013