My work experience being what it is, I am probably going to be using a marriage VISA in order to move to HK and be able to work. This isn't a marriage of convenience, I am going to HK to be with my girlfriend, however let's just say the marriage date could end up being sooner than expected due to the VISA situation!
Anyway, I'm wondering what rules might apply to being able to work on a dependent VISA, as well as being able to travel back to the UK and not affect either my dependent VISA or possibly 7 years for PR?
Is there a maximum amount of time I can leave HK for, i.e. individual trip, or total days per year?
Also, do I have to remain resident in HK for the entire time waiting for the dependent VISA to come through? I imagine I will have to show my face at some points for interviews etc, but is there a legal requirement that I have to stay in HK for the entire wait? This will of course require my would be wife to support me entirely financially for the duration of the application process, which would likely be less ideal than being able to return to the UK for 2 months work.