Hey! I'm interning right now and I've just been granted an extension on my training visa for another 3 months. It now expires on the 14th of January. The sticker in my passport says "EMPLOYMENT- permission to remain extended unti 14-01-05".
My question is: If I have a flight back on the 17th of January do I have to leave Hong Kong and go to Macau and come back in on a tourist visa even if I'm leaving just 3 days after my training visa expires? That seems like a pain in the ass to me, as I'll be working up to the 14th.
My other question is: If I need to leave the country before the 14th of January to come back in on a "tourist visa" to be "legit or legal" when I leave to go back to the states would going to Malaysia for holiday over Christmas make me legit to stay past the expire date of my training visa.
The Human Resources people at work seem to think that going on holiday in Decemeber won't change my status I'll still be returning on a training visa NOT a tourist visa, and therefore will have to go to Macau a few days prior to the 14. I'm not sure if they don't understand how stupid that seems to me because of a language barrier or that is true and just the "red tape" B.S. of immigration.
HELP- no seems to have answers to my questions and I don't want to do the wrong thing and Have immigration at the airport in Hong Kong tell me I screwed up and can't come back!