Thanks for the info, I had seen the capital investment entrant scheme though would not have $6.5M to directly invest (hopefully eventually but of course that means nothing).
Am young enough for the working holiday though that has plenty of conditions which wouldn't work.
I think the Investment Visa might be my best bet:
"in special circumstances, good technical qualifications, proven professional abilities and/or relevant experience and achievements supported by documentary evidence may also be accepted"
Maybe that will work - or maybe it won't, worth a shot I guess
Last edited by williams189; 23-07-2010 at 04:15 PM.
do you want to share with us why this business needs to be located outside australia?
if you have goods to sell in HK, you dont need to setup a company to sell goods to hk. unless you are moving some serious quantity and wants to take over the distribution and warehousing, it is very highly unlikely that it will be profitable for you to operate this company.
same with most service oriented companies.
That is not really what I wanted to know in any case as that part is obvious, what I really wanted to know was the best way to get the right to stay, be paid and have a bank account in HK.
I think the investment visa is my only chance, so the question is answered. Hoping I can fulfill the requirements or speak nicely enough to the wonderful people at Immigration in HK!
wish you good luck. let us know how it goes.
you will only take advantage of the tax system if you your company earns enough money.
for about $15k, you can register a company in hong kong and use an accountant as a secretary. you, as a tourist, can open a personal bank account in hong kong.
have a read here
If your HK business is in the same line as your Oz business, it's worth speaking to Invest Hong Kong. They are a govt body that helps overseas businesses to set up operations in HK. They are looking for benefit to the HK economy, primarily through employing local workers and paying tax. If you fit their criteria they will help you with all the immigration stuff. I don't think your qualifications will be an issue if you are an InvestHK client.