moving to hk or not????

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    If you're really serious about being together, then how about starting again in a third country? I don't know the visa constrictions on Brazilians and HK chinese, but unless your gf has got a great job in HK then would this make sense?
    Personally, if you're so serious as to move all the way around the world for her then I think getting married would make sense, you're sacrificing everything for her anyway so might aswell make it official


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    We already thought about that, but the fact is that she doesn't have the fluency of the local language, Portuguese, to look out for a job, not even in Spanish, the closest language.
    I don't know if this will help me, but i hold a Portuguese passport, as i was born in Portugal, but dont know if this is going to be useful or not


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tukano:
    We already thought about that, but the fact is that she doesn't have the fluency of the local language, Portuguese, to look out for a job, not even in Spanish, the closest language.
    I don't know if this will help me, but i hold a Portuguese passport, as i was born in Portugal, but dont know if this is going to be useful or not
    When I said a third country I meant not Brazil or HK but somewhere new for both of you, kind of like a neutral place. Somewhere like Australia or Canada maybe?

    Holding a portuguese passport will help you as I think portugal is a member of the EU, so I think you will have the right to live in any of the countries there, including the UK
    Last edited by JonnyC; 07-06-2006 at 09:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tukano:
    I've recently finished my major in Physical Education, so im not employed in this business yet. As with Spanish, im not native but speak it near-fluency, so it's not a big deal for me, of course i think i'd better take a certificate or sumthing to teach it, but..., i dont know now what chances i have in Hk.I didn't knew they had some restrictions to south American people. Do they really do this to portuguese, spanish people??
    I disagree with HK having restrictions to south American. I think the difficult bits here is HK might not issue you work permit on the basis of you are lack of real life work experience. do HK offer working holiday visas ?

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    thanx a lot for the advice.
    If there isn't really any chance to work in Hk, maybe its a good idea in finding a neutral country like u said. Maybe i'm ignorant, but do u know the immigration policies in the countries u refered to, i'm saying this becuz i know how hard it is to find a job in USA, the green card its almost impossible to get.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tukano:
    thanx a lot for the advice.
    If there isn't really any chance to work in Hk, maybe its a good idea in finding a neutral country like u said. Maybe i'm ignorant, but do u know the immigration policies in the countries u refered to, i'm saying this becuz i know how hard it is to find a job in USA, the green card its almost impossible to get.
    I know a little bit about it due to previous experience with UK immigration but I'm not an expert so don't take what I say as gospel. But I'm pretty sure that if you are an EU citizen, which you are by your portuguese passport, then you have the right to live and work in the UK (I'm only using the UK as an example because if English is your common language then it'd probably make most sense, but the same applies to other countries too like holland or france). Getting a job in the UK for you I think would be fairly straightforward, certainly if you could teach spanish there are always teacher shortages in the UK.

    Your gf, however, I'm not sure about. With HK being a previous British colony are there any loopholes? I think she probably get a working holiday visa and work that way, not sure how long it would last for though. If you got married though, then there is a thing called an EEA family permit which she could get which would allow her to live in the UK with you, and the best thing is the permit is free (no visa fees) and very easy to obtain. And I guess one advantage of if you did go to say london, is that there are big brazilian and chinese communities there.

    Again, this is all just about Britain, if you're under 30 I believe your chances of getting into Australia might be pretty good too but I don't have any experience of that.

    Good luck in whatever you decide
    Last edited by JonnyC; 07-06-2006 at 10:35 PM.

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    What about finding a job as a physical education teacher or personal trainer?


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    Actually, that's what i had in mind to work as a personal trainer or gym instructor, but i guess its just as hard as any other job


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    hi
    Another idea is working for an agency who supply gym/sports teachers to schools/ members clubs around Hong Kong that run sports activities for children like Multisports. The staff seem to change a lot so there is a possibility they recruit.
    I think your best bet is just to try to get a job now and see if the employer will sponsor you to get a workling visa. good luck LA

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    thanx a lot for the tip
    Just 1 thing, kow can i find ths sport company in Hk?


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