Visa options for a freelancer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by niklas:
    Okay. I'd still like to register a company in Hong Kong, but work from mainland China.
    Would this be possible?
    Anyone can register a company in Hong Kong. I have no idea what's required to get a visa to live and work in the mainland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niklas:
    Okay. I'd still like to register a company in Hong Kong, but work from mainland China.
    Would this be possible?
    I think you just doubled the work load with this post not to mention living in China legally would mean you be taxed there at a higher rate than in HK.

    You are in a business that is dominated by low priced local talent it seems.

    Even starting a company here and living here means a lot of work including meeting the requirements for a work investment visa. In your field you'd have to be one crackerjack of a specialist to get HK Immigration stamping the plan and I am pretty sure just calling it "freelance" without some sort of proof that it will contribute to: how does it create jobs for locals, benefit the industry you are in and the economy, suitable business space - the cornerstones of how they decide on work investment visas.

    My sense is that the freelancers here who are expats have no visa issues so they can what they want.

    China visas like the multiple entry one I have with HKID resident status and a work investment visa allow me to stay in the PRC only 30 days each visit. You don't want to be overstaying in China.