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Can a dependent visa holder work in Hong kong?

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    yeh...
    my hubby got internal transfer within the mnc.sadly my company don't have branch in HK.he is holding emp pass..i hold dependent visa.
    once if i move to HK need to search for job with dp...don't know the process.everyone is saying it's very difficult to get a job with dependent visa...
    any advise on this ...
    thanks PDLM for ur quick reply...


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    If anything its easier with a dependant visa as you don't need a work visa like your husband does.


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    Your dependent visa means a company doesn't have to sponsor an employment visa; this gives you an advantage as some companies don't want the hassle of sponsorship.

    The main problem is finding work in a depressed economy.

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    hi PDLM any suggestion on this...


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    Having said that, many HR departments seem to have misunderstandings about the visa rules. Mrs PDLM holds a Dependant Visa and she had more than one HR department (albeit in F&B, not IT) tell her that they weren't able to employ her with that status. I would recommend getting familiar with the ImmD website and being able to send the appropriate links to HR departments who need re-educating.

    Specifically Q5 in the FAQ here.

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    swapna, you apply for a job by sending in a resume (CV) and wait to hear back. Just the same as elsewhere.

    It might be a good idea to put in the cover letter that you hold a dependent visa, have the right to work in HK and do not require sponsorship.

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    You may also find HR departments more responsive once you actually have your Dependant Visa and your HKID card number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    Having said that, many HR departments seem to have misunderstandings about the visa rules. Mrs PDLM holds a Dependant Visa and she had more than one HR department (albeit in F&B, not IT) tell her that they weren't able to employ her with that status. I would recommend getting familiar with the ImmD website and being able to send the appropriate links to HR departments who need re-educating.

    Specifically Q5 in the FAQ here.
    Thank you PDLM for your clear and consistent advice.

    So, according to below copied from www.immd/.gov.hk - if you are a dependant of a HK permamanent resident - YOU CAN WORK LEGALLY IN HK. Seems pretty damn straightforward.

    Conditions of Stay

    Dependants of the following persons are not prohibited from taking up employment in the HKSAR:

    Hong Kong permanent residents;
    persons who are not subject to a limit of stay (i.e. residents with the right to land or on unconditional stay);

    persons who have been admitted for employment (as professionals, for investment to establish/join in business or for training);

    and entrants under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme or the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme


    Sorry for bombarding this forum re questions and comments - I've got moving fever....Cheers.

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    So, according to below copied from www.immd/.gov.hk - if you are a dependant of a HK permamanent resident - YOU CAN WORK LEGALLY IN HK. Seems pretty damn straightforward.
    Yep. Good luck with the move.

    BTW, keep handy those documents you might need for your job hunt, e.g. diplomas, references. That is, don't put them in the container (if using one), delays happen and things go missing.

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    and don't laminate them!


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