visa and home

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  1. #1

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    Lightbulb visa and home

    Dear Friends,

    I am a dutch product designer with the goal to create amazing products with chinese producers. Therefore I need to come to Hong Kong. I will quit my current job at the end of the year. . Can anybody advise on the possibility on hireing an appartment and getting phone/internet acces only on a tourist visum? (Sarting a HK limited is at this moment too complicated as I am undertaking this enterprise alone, with a second mortgage as my financial backup)

    If anybody knows anybody who owns an appartment in HK and wants to swap for a while this would also be a solution. My appartment is 10 from amsterdam centre by tram, 65m2, completely renovated, central heating, phone/wlan access, fully furnished, and a garden of 60 m2. ideal for singles and young couples.(this sounds funny, but is true... ask my ex girlfriend )

    thanks!
    Dan


  2. #2

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    Hello,

    You will be able to get a landline telephone and broadband. Cell phones would be prepaid, or some companies allow deposits for monthly plans.

    But as for renting you will need to get a hotel or service appt. You are not able to do private rentals without HK ID.


  3. #3

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    Well, that's not toatlly true - there is no legal restriction on you being able to rent without an ID: it is simply a matter for discssion between you and the landlord. I have no doubt that if, for example, you offered to pay 12 months rent in cash up front you would have no difficyulty at all renting an apartment.


  4. #4

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    Hi hkc, thanks for your input.
    Dan


  5. #5

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    Hi PDLM, you too thanks for the info, good tip. its all about having as little risk as possible right?