Hong Kong or Bust

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  1. #1

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    Thumbs up Hong Kong or Bust

    Hi there all, just found this site, thank god is all I can say. Im going to get married soon (my fiance is from HK), and we are probably going to move there, seeing as she is a HK citizen will I have any problems with imigration getting a HK ID card. She says it should be no prob but I tought Id post a message up. Also (dont know if this is the right place), how hard is it to find a job if you havent got a degree, Im a telecomms engineer here in the UK and there seems to be a load of jobs in HK, anway.

    Many Thanks in advance

    Andy


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    If she has a HKSAR passport or a permanent ID card, you will get a dependant visa and will be allowed to work.

    The telco sector is in doldrums... here. However, lots of opportunities if you have the ability to work, in other areas.


  3. #3

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    Thanks for the nfo. my fiance was under the impression I should be able to get a HK ID card but I thought I might need a visa. So what sort of work is easily available then, Iva managed to find a few telco jobs online but it sounds like it might be bar work

    Many Thanks

    Andy


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    To get a Hong Kong ID card, you need a valid visa. In your case, this will be a dependants visa.


  5. #5

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    If you don't have a degree and can't speak Cantonese, it will be pretty hard to find a job.


  6. #6

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    Ive been learning some mandarin and cantonese over the last year so Im not too worried about that. As for the work issue, Im confident I should be able to pick a low paid job like bar work or in a call center, which should give me breathing space to find something in my area (telecomms / computers). Any ideas or comments are always welcome so please stick you oar in

    Cheers