I've been looking through this site and forum- very helpful. Unfortunately I haven't been able to locate the exact info I'm looking for.
Here's my situation...
My wife just accepted a position in HK, full sponsorship, etc. I have to remain behind for a bit (work obligations, etc.) but will join her in about four months time. As I understand my obtaining a dependant visa should be a matter of course, but I will not be able to work as a dependant.
If I come to Hong Kong on a dependant visa and then located an employer willing to sponsor, is it relatively easy to change a dependant visa over to a work visa with a proper working permit? Does one have to leave the country to do this or can it be done in Hong Kong?
Is this commonly done? Has anyone else out there been in a similar situation?
A little background info... my wife is an Australian citizen, I am American. We have certified copies of our marriage cert. and copies of our degrees and other relevant documents needed when pursuing employment. As I stated, she's already going thru the process of getting her visa and work permit sorted out, we're just trying to figure out how best to approach my situation.
Any help would be most appreciated.