3-month internship questions

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  1. #1

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    3-month internship questions

    Hello,

    I'm Belgian and currently studying in Belgium. I got accepted for a 3-month internship in a government company in Hong Kong. Apart from the 3 months internship, I plan on staying one month and a half longer just for holiday purposes. So some questions:
    1) Will I have a work visa or student visa? Is this only for the 3 month period?
    2) If it is a 3 month-only work visa, can I just re-enter from Shenzhen of Macau to get a tourist visa?
    3) Supposing I get a 3-month work visa, can I buy a two-way fly ticket with 4 months and a half between arrival and departure?

    Thx!


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    I think you better ask the government company in Hong Kong. They are the government anyway

    As a tourist from an EU member state you can stay in HK for 3 months No visa is required.


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    Since I have to order my own air tickets, I rather ask it now. The company is on holiday break.


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    Usually extension of visa should not be a problem in genuine case. Neverthless, its better to get an extension in advance, if possible..... Just to be on safe side....


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    Most EU nationals can leave Hong Kong and then reenter which will give them an automatic extension.


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    No Problem getting am extension

    As an EU national you have no problem getting a tourist Visa extended. You just need to make a short trip to Macau or China. I am a Dane who have done this several times.