International Legal Services

 

Immigration / Visa Services / Hong Kong Work Visa / Hong Kong Investment Visa

Immigration of people and companies require complex decisions to be made prior to the actual move. Related questions can be tricky and challenging, especially because the decision to move abroad cannot be undone easily. Not only are bureaucratic factors different in every jurisdiction, immigration questions are linked to historic and cultural traditions in the various regions.

Mühler McKay has broad experience and possesses cultural understanding in immigration matters to Hong Kong and Asia. Our first goal is to navigate you through the complexity of questions. First question normally is: Application for Hong Kong work visa or Hong Kong investment visa?

To be active in Hong Kong more is needed than just a Hong Kong Limited Company. It requires employees. If you are planning to hire foreign staff and are in need of a Hong Kong work visa for these future employees or if you are planning on starting your own business, would like to move to Hong Kong and are in need of a Hong Kong investment visa. The following overview will give some details about employment in Hong Kong:

The average working time in Hong Kong is around 50 hours a week, with an average of only 17 days of annual leave. The employer does not have to worry about the taxation of salaries, he does not have to make payments to the financial authorities, etc. Moreover, there is no sovereign obligation to conclude health insurance for the employees. Employers in Hong Kong only have to contribute to the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) for employees.

Normally expanding international businesses will send experienced staff to Hong Kong. In these cases, a Hong Kong work visa or a Hong Kong investment visa is required.

We offer the full range of Hong Kong work visa and Hong Kong investment visa services:

  • Advise on the different visas in Hong Kong and application of the same

Generally there are two main types of Hong Kong work visa, namely the Hong Kong investment visa and the classic Hong Kong work visa.

  • Hong Kong work visa services

We can assist your business with the application of a Hong Kong work visa. A Hong Kong work visa will be applied for employees who are not members of the Hong Kong Limited Company. As a minimum requirement, the employee should have a university degree that is relevant to the activity to be performed. In individual cases, particularly in technical fields, training and a corresponding professional experience can also be sufficient to obtain a Hong Kong work visa. The employer must demonstrate that the company is financially capable of supporting the employee. Furthermore, the company has to justified and show that the vacancy cannot be filled with local staff. Newly established companies must submit a short 3-year business plan, which explains the company’s contribution to the overall economy.

  • Hong Kong investment visa services

We can also assist your business with the application of a Hong Kong investment visa. Therefore, the applicant must invest directly in an existing or newly established company. The applicant’s capital and personal finances must be explained. However, there are no minimum rates for the amount of capital or personal assets required. In addition, the same requirements apply for a Hong Kong work visa.

  • Hong Kong start-up visa services

The Hong Kong Immigration Department explicitly welcomes applications from start-ups for Hong Kong investment visa, especially if they are in a local incubator program. In principle, the same requirements apply to start-ups as for existing companies. Foreign staff requires a Hong Kong work visa.

  • Supporting services

Mühler McKay also provides supporting services for business operations such as assistance with incorporation services / company formation services, advising on tax efficient legal structures for (groups of) companies (corporations, for instance a Hong Kong Limited Company, partnerships, branches, representative offices), bookkeeping and accounting (according to Hong Kong principles) as well as audit arrangement, general corporate compliance like provision of company secretary services (in Hong Kong) as well as providing a registered address or virtual office in Hong Kong, obtaining obligatory registrations, permits and licenses, as well as employment advice and immigration and visa services for Hong Kong work visa and Hong Kong investment visa.

Immigration and visa services for Hong Kong work visa and Hong Kong investment visa matters should always be seen in conjunction with Employment, Incorporation and Tax Services questions and topics.

We appreciate the opportunity to consult you in regard to our immigration and visa services for Hong Kong work visa and Hong Kong investment visa and to assist you with your business.

Please contact us or visit us in Hong Kong for your first consultation for our immigration and visa services for Hong Kong work visa and Hong Kong investment visa.

Mühler McKay based in Hong Kong is a business advisory firm with worldwide reach and renders, among others, immigration and visa services for Hong Kong work visa and Hong Kong investment visa to a diversified international client base from various industries and sizes.