New option if your employment / dependant visa is expiring soon or has expired


A recent change in policy on extensions of stay by the Immigration Department is now permitting applications to be made by applicants who are unable to return to Hong Kong before the expiry of their employment or dependant visas.  To be eligible, the applicant must have a visa that is expiring within the next 4 weeks or have expired for not more than 12 months.  The caveat is that the applicant must return to Hong Kong within 6 months of the approval of the application.  We can assist you through this relatively new procedure.  Please feel free to contact our immigration team for more information.

If you would like to discuss any of the matters raised in this article, please contact:

Eddie Look
Partner | E-mail

Tim Drew
Partner | E-mail

Herman Pang
Solicitor | E-mail

Disclaimer: This update is general in nature and is not intended to constitute legal advice. You should seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt with in this update.