Visa For My Baby' Nanny

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    Smile Visa For My Baby' Nanny

    My husband and I are Canadian citizens. My husband has a full time job in HK. We have a 15m old son who is taken care by a nanny and my parents in China. His nanny is a Chinese Passport holder. I want to get her a visa to HK so she can continue to take care of my son. Does anyone know whether it is possible? What kind of visa should I apply for her?

    Thanks.


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    Christina,

    I'd use this site as a starting point to do your research on hiring a foreign helper.

    http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_5.5.htm

    Finally, you should email immigration at [email protected] I am sure there are some complications involved when hiring someone from China v/s Phillipines or other Asian countries, due to Chinese emigration and HK immigration restrictions on mainlanders.


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    no success from my enquiries

    I'm in similar situation and it seemsnear imposible to get a domestic helper visa for a Mainland resident. I'd love to hear a success story (feel free to email privately).

    As an aside, it seems odd that the HK government can pick and choose nationalities for a nanny. What makes a Filipina any better than a Chinese? For that matter, why couldn't I bring an American if I wanted and they agreed? There's no logic in allowing importation of one nation rhater than another. The only thing I could understand is if HK didn't allow foreign workers in order to provide local employment but htat's not the case.

    Just my $0.02


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    The reasons are historic (I have a couple of good articles bookmarked somewhere) and yes, you can safely blame the Brits for this policy.

    However, there is some hope.

    http://www.china.org.cn/english/MATERIAL/71977.htm


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    Thanks for your replies.

    You are right. It is not allowed to hire a nanny from mainland. This is the answer I got from Immigration Department of HK yesterday. It is hard for me to understand.

    I will be glad to see the hope turns into reality soon!