working visa for future wife???

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  1. #1

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    working visa for future wife???

    Hi,

    I was born in HK, and have a HK resident ID card. But have lived in Aust for 16-17 yrs, and have an Aus Citizenship. I am planning on getting married in about 1 year from now, and also plans to work in HK afterwards. My fiance is an Aus citizen, but obviously does not have HKID card.

    Q: does my future wife need a working visa if she plans to look for work in HK. And does the HK government recognise marriage certificate from Aus or any other nations in the world???


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    She will need to apply for a dependant visa. I suggest that you stop by the Hk Immigration offices to pick up forms and get all the relevant updated information.

    And..yes she does need a work visa or a dependant visa to work in HK.


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    Cant work on a dependant visa any more since 1Jul03 laws changed. She will need to get a work visa from her employer, no big deal if you can get a job with a multi national, local companies may not hire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hariy chest:
    Cant work on a dependant visa any more since 1Jul03 laws changed. She will need to get a work visa from her employer, no big deal if you can get a job with a multi national, local companies may not hire.
    The law change does not apply to dependants of HK permanent residents..

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    Kostas is correct. If you are a HK Permanent Resident and she has a dependent visa through being married to you then she can work for anyone without further paperwork.


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    thx ppl,

    further Q:

    does she have to update the dependent visa yearly??

    and how long does the dependent visa take to process???


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    Quote Originally Posted by **:
    Dependent Visa patterns -
    (1) For dependent of PR - 1 + 3 + 3
    It depends also from the passport's expire date. So even you expect to get a 3 years renewal, if you passport expires in 1 year from the day of application then you get a renewal for 1 year only.

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    from my understanding (which might be entirely incorrect) any absentee HK resident, before the handover on 1 July 1997, lost their status (Right of abode), and upon return must reapply for a HK permanant ID.

    I think and dont quote me on this, anyone absent for 36 months losses ROA and upon return needs to re-apply. However I guess being born in HK it should be a formalitity.