Another Work permit question

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  1. #1

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    Another Work permit question

    Hi everyone.
    I need some advice. I have a job interview at the start of next month in Hong Kong. The problem is I’m an Irish citizen and I seem to be caught in the work permit catch 22, the company has to have an interview to see if I’m rite but I have to go to Hong Kong to get the interview, this will mean entering the region without a sponsor for my work permit.

    My question is should I start the application process for the work permit before arriving in Hong Kong? If I don’t get this job I plan to holiday there for two or three months and then come back to Europe.

    All advice is be deeply appreciated.


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    You can't start the application process without securing a job offer first. On the other hand, you can still enter HK as a tourist for the interview. There is no problem with that


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    No problem, enter on tourist visa, attend interview.
    see other posts here about the process for getting work visa.


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    The company can organize your visa while you are in Hong Kong and should be able to fix up your stay.


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    Thanks for the quick response and the advice guys,
    I just have one more question. While waiting for the work visa I presume I can’t work for the company can I?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DNY:
    Thanks for the quick response and the advice guys,
    I just have one more question. While waiting for the work visa I presume I can’t work for the company can I?
    I'll let you guess the obvious

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    yea I know!!!

    thanks kostas