I am a British citizen and hold a job offer in Hong Kong, with the company sponsoring my work visa applicaiton. One of the stumbling blocks to accept this offer is that I have a long-term partner (not married) who is a highly qualified physiotherapist. During my interview and visit to hong Kong it was mentioned that my girl-friend would probably struggle to get a work visa as a physiotherapist as it would be difficult to justify that there is a need for foreign physiotherapists.
Is this the case, or are there any potential avenues of work as a physiotherapist?
Further, do you have to be married in order to obtain a dependency visa (failing the ability to get a physiotherapy work visa?)