1:Do I need a visa for Hong Kong for the purposes of study, employment, training, investment and residence?
As a general rule, any person other than those who have the right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong, must obtain a visa before coming to Hong Kong for the purpose of study, taking up employment, training, investment or residence.
2:Are there any restrictions on dependants (including both spouses and unmarried dependent children under 18) who have entered Hong Kong under the dependent policy to study in local schools?
All dependents do not require prior permission from the Director of Immigration to study in Hong Kong.
3:Can dependents of persons admitted for employment (as professionals, for investment to establish/join in business or for training) or as capital investment entrants currently subject to a condition of stay prohibiting employment take up employment without having such condition cancelled?
Persons subject to the said condition of stay are not permitted to work. They must apply to the Director of Immigration for cancellation of the condition before taking up employment in Hong Kong.
4:Where and when can I submit my application for extension of my visa?
Applications may be made to the Extension Section or any Immigration Branch Offices (except Hong Kong Island Travel Documents Issuing Office) within four weeks before the expiry of your limit of stay.
5:What should I do if I quit my job?
After the issue of visa, if there is any change regarding your sponsorship, you or your company should inform us of the termination by post or by fax to (852) 2586 1431 as soon as possible. Overseas employees are not allowed to change employment or take up part time job without the permission of the Immigration Department. Those who have breached their condition of stay will be liable to prosecution.