I'm look for ideas/suggestions/help! ...here's my situation - I'm leaving for Hong Kong in a few days to live with my girlfriend (who is a Hong Kong citizen/national). She's got a job, and an apartment for us, etc... I'm going in on a 3 month tourist Visa (from Canada) but of course I'll need to find work sooner than later. (I'll probably be looking to teach English).
As far as I can tell, my options are this:
1) Find an employer to sponsor me
2) Marry my girlfriend, and get Resident status
Which route would be the fastest to get me legally working? Can I work with a marriage certificate as proof of my residency application, or not? Or if I take the employer sponsorship route, can I work while my visa application is being processed? Please - any help on this subject would be very much appreciated.
Thanks so much!