My husband and I will be moving to HK in November (visa's permitting) and I'm really looking forward to it. But I'm a bit anxious about the reality of living on a working/dependant visa.
As I understand it, should hubby's company fold/downsize/relocate outside HK/sack him - this would instantly(?) invalidate his working visa -> he would have no salary coming in -> he would not be able to apply for other jobs -> he would not be able to afford rent -> we would have to leave HK. And all in a very short period of time.
And this would continue till we'd been in HK for 7 years and would be eligible for permanent residency.
This is quite a major question mark to have hanging over your heads all the time, and I wondered how other people cope with it?
Also - would his working visa become invalid the moment he loses his job, or is there a grace period?
If I was working (as a dependant) - could I continue to be 'his dependent' and continue working whilst is unemployed, or would my dependent visa be invalid if his working visa is invalid?
If I wasn't working when he lost his job, could I apply for work if he was unemployed (again as his dependent)?
If he lost his job, would he be allowed to apply for new jobs in HK?
(We're moving to HK because we want to live there and he has arranged to transfer to a company there - *not* because he is being transferred there by his company. The job he is moving to is indefinite, not contract).
Any thoughts,advice appreciated,