Hello friends, hope you guys are doing ok under this COVID semi lockdown.
I wanted to ask for some advice given I am at a bit complicated situation.
Here is the situation:
1. I started working in HKG in April 2015, and have been employed full time, and did not leave HK for more than 3 weeks.
2. I become eligible for PR status in April2022.
3. My current working visa is set to expire on the day I hit my 7 year mark (e.g., 2022 04 01)
4. I am resigning from current role- and temporarily moving to UK for 6 months. Given that my new firm does not have entity/office in HKG yet, they cannot sponsor my work visa.
These are the questions:
Q1. I am leaving HK at the end of Jan. My work visa expires on April 2022. Assuming I sort out the plane ticket and quarantine hotel, can I still come back to HKG in mid March? My plan is to come back to HKG in March, complete quarantine, and apply for PR, and head back to UK. I will be back in Jan 2023. To let HK Government know that I have intention to come back to HKG, I am going to still have permanent address in HKG and "own" the rent that I have been living in past 4 years.
Do you think above approach is viable? I guess it really depends on whether HK Government will let me enter HKG when my working visa is 1) not yet sponsored by anyone and 2) 2 weeks from expiry.
I appreciate your help!