(Photo by evening_tao on freepik) Recent years, as China is becoming one of the key global economies, many of the large multinational firms are looking to relocate their regional headquarters to cities in China. Local firms in China are also looking into expanding their businesses internationally. Job candidates who are bilingual professionals with international experience become high in demand, both international and local firms are looking for top talent to fill the skills
(Photo by Hunters Race on Unsplash) Many Hong Kong employers are confused with the type of visa that their new foreign employees are required to apply for, whether they should apply for a brand new Employment visa, or an extension on their existing Employment visa, or a Change of Sponsorship. In many cases, for foreigners who had been living and working in Hong Kong, holding a valid Employment visa under the General Employment Policy, changing jobs means changing sponsorship.
(image: sourced from the HKSAR Government's coronavirus website) Those who are planning to travel to Hong Kong soon, note that the HKSAR Government has recently created a new four-tier classification system, an indication for travellers, depending on where you are travelling from, to find out whether they are allowed to entre Hong Kong, or to find out what are the requirements and documentations needed pre-departure. NOTE Non-Hong Kong residents are currently being denied for
(Photo by Steven Wei on Unsplash) Hong Kong is a city that many expats consider as a transit place, they would come to the city for temporary assignments, also to take advantage of its geographic location into exploring other Asian cities. After a few years of living in Hong Kong, many young professionals fell in love with this vibrant city and plan to make Hong Kong their new home. Read on to find out about the different types of residency statuses; the benefits of being a H
(photo created by fanjianhua - www.freepik.com) Hong Kong is an attractive city for many talents because of the many varieties of opportunities available in the city. Each year, the Hong Kong government would make a list of objectives to commit to, and in order to achieving the goals, they will need assistance from talents from certain industries. Those specific areas will then become high demand and professionals from these fields are needed the most in this vibrant city. T
Hong Kong is an attractive city for many foreign investors to start their businesses and/or to join existing businesses, the reasons being… Hong Kong is situated in the heart of Asia, it is the gateway for establishing businesses in China and other Asian nations. Hong Kong has one of the world’s most advanced business infrastructures where it has an efficient local and regional transportation system; it has a world-class standard telecommunication system; and it is world-lead
(image: by SHUJA OFFICIAL on Unsplash) If you are considering moving to Hong Kong, here are a few things you need to know. 1. Do you have a valid Hong Kong Visa that gives you the right to abode in Hong Kong? Hong Kong has one of the strictest Immigration policies and it is difficult for foreigners to obtain a visa that allows them to live and work in Hong Kong. There are 4 visa options that foreigners may apply for: Employment Visa for overseas talents and professionals who
(image: sourced from the HKSAR Government's coronavirus website) The Immigration Department of HKSAR – Services Updates From 10th December 2020, the Department only provides visa services for urgent applications of extensions of stay.
Applicants must submit their applications by drop-in (including those with appointment bookings). And applicants must provide a local mobile phone number as contact number for the Immigration Department to arrange follow-up procedures. Any que
In early September, the Hong Kong government has started the discussion on re-opening the borders for residents from the below 11 countries, to help Hong Kong rebuild its economy: Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam The “Hong Kong – Singapore” Air Travel Bubble was previously set to launch at the end of November, however, as of 1st December 2020, this has been postponed and updates on a new launch da
Since 25th March 2020, all non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas are not permitted to enter Hong Kong. However…. There are exceptions! Below are the different types of non-Hong Kong residents who are allowed to enter Hong Kong during the pandemic: Non-Hong Kong residents who have been approved by the Hong Kong government to carry out anti-epidemic duties in Hong Kong. Non-Hong Kong residents coming from Mainland China, Taiwan and Macau who have not been to any other co
The Hong Kong SAR Government is monitoring closely COVID-19 locally and globally. In order to protect inbound travelers and their residents, those who are entering the city from other countries and region: will need to complete a mandatory Health & Quarantine Information Declaration; will need to take a COVID-19 Test upon arrival at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre inside the Hong Kong International Airport’s Midfield Concourse; and must go through a 14 days quaranti