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HONG KONG: Online Filing for all Visa Applications

December 2, 2022

The Hong Kong Immigration Department has made the online filing services available to all visa applications. This new filing option can now be utilized for visas pertaining to visits, employment, investment, training, residence, and study.

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HONG KONG: Plans to Compete for Foreign Talent

October 20, 2022

Hong Kong's chief executive recently announced comprehensive plans to attract business, investment, and global talent.

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HONG KONG: Update on Protests

August 14, 2019

In recent weeks, Hong Kong has been experiencing protests centred around the legislature’s debate of an extradition bill.

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Worldwide ERC® Hong Kong Summit 2019

December 7, 2018

This full-day program in the heart of the APAC region will help to cultivate new ideas and build future-ready programs for your company. From local hires to in-region transfers and expatriate assignments, the Hong Kong Summit 2019 will explore your toughest challenges, offer insights on the latest information and updates on regulatory developments and engage in roundtable discussions with experts in their fields.

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HONG KONG: Immigration Authority Allows Dependent Visa Applications for Same-Sex Spouses

September 21, 2018

Effective 19 September 2018, the Hong Kong government has revised its immigration policy to allow a same-sex spouse or civil partner, or an opposite-sex civil partner, in a foreign legally-recognized relationship with an eligible sponsor, to apply for a dependent visa.

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CHINA: Optional Mainland Residence Card Introduced for Residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

September 7, 2018

As we reported in August, the Chinese government has abolished the work permit requirement for residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan (HMT residents). Effective 1 September 2018, HMT residents can voluntarily apply for a new mainland residence card.

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CHINA: Plans Announced to Eliminate Mainland Work Permit Requirement for Workers from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

August 7, 2018

The Chinese government announced that it plans to abolish the work permit requirement for Chinese residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan hired to work in mainland China. Further details are expected to be announced by the government within the next few weeks.

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HONG KONG: Immigration Authority Allows Dependent Visa Applications for Same-Sex Spouses

July 13, 2018

On 10 July 2018, the Hong Kong Immigration Authority confirmed that it has implemented an “interim arrangement” allowing dependent residence status for same-sex spouses with eligible sponsors, pending a review of its dependent immigration policy.

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HONG KONG: Court of Appeal Upholds Judgement Permitting Dependent Visas for Same-Sex Spouses

July 6, 2018

On 4th July 2018, Hong Kong’s highest court, the Court of Final Appeal, upheld a previous decision by a lower court to allow same-sex spouses to hold dependent visas, denying an appeal by the Director of Immigration.

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HONG KONG: Visitor Status Now Permits Delivery of Speeches and Presentations

December 15, 2017

Effective immediately, foreign nationals entering Hong Kong as visitors are allowed to attend an event to give speeches and presentations without obtaining a separate employment permit, under certain conditions. Conditions The duration of the event must be no longer than seven days. The visitor must not be remunerated for speaking or presenting at the event (other […]

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