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Change of Employer - Visa Sponsor Hong Kong​

Change of Visa Type or Visa Transfer is a common phenomenon in Hong Kong, people who are living in Hong Kong on various types of visas and is some cases want to change the visa types depending on legal or personal reasons.

What is Change of Visa Sponsor Hong Kong?

Change of Visa Sponsor also known as Change of Employer or Change of Work Sponsorship. 

If you are currently working in Hong Kong on an employment visa and wish to change jobs, you must first obtain an approval from the Hong Kong Immigration Department by filing an application for Change of Visa Sponsorship. The application must be approved by the Immigration Department before starting a new employment.

The application procedure is similar to a brand-new work visa application, but if the new employment is within the same field or industry, and the general circumstances of the applicant remain unchanged, the application should be straightforward. 

Points to note for applicants:

  1. Applicant must be physically present in Hong Kong.
  2. Applicant must possess a good educational background. Normally it is preferable to have at least an undergraduate degree in the relevant fields. However, in the absence of such a degree, documentary evidence of good technical qualifications, relevant professional abilities, achievements and experience may suffice.
  3. Applicant has resigned from his/her last employer with a release letter (stating applicant’s last employment date).
  4. There is a genuine job vacancy at the new employing company.

Other Types of Change of Visa Status

Change of Visa Type or Visa Transfer is a common phenomenon in Hong Kong, people who are living in Hong Kong on various types of visas and in some cases want to change the visa types depending on legal or personal reasons. As listed below, we provide the following types of change of visa services : 

  • Employment visa  To  Investment visa
  • Investment visa     To  Dependant visa
  • Dependant visa    To   Employment visa
  • Employment visa  To   Dependant visa
  • Student visa          To   Dependant/Employment visa
  • Visitor visa             To   Dependant/Employment visa
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Would you like us to check your eligibility to change visa type?

Please get in touch with us and our experts will guide you!

What We Can Do For You

With over 20 years of experience in the immigration field. We offer our expertise and consultation services for all types of Changing Visa type applications for Hong Kong, as well as for Working Visa renewals, Visa extensions.

Our immigration services include:

  • Free preliminary advice on your visa via phone/email/WhatsApp.
  • Prepare a supporting document checklist for the applicant.
  • Prepare a supporting document checklist for the sponsoring company.
  • Suggest alternative documents if the parties are unable to provide checklist documents.
  • Pre-fill all necessary Immigration forms for the applicant.
  • Pre-fill all necessary Immigration forms for the sponsoring company.
  • Advise on the financial health of the company sponsor.
  • Advise on applicants’ education, experience, and review of Resumes.
  • Prepare and draft all letters required for visa application.
  • Review and organize all documents in accordance with immigration guidelines.
  • Submit the application to Immigration Department.
  • Reply to all inquiries from the Immigration Department on behalf of the applicant & company.
  • Direct communication with the immigration case officer via phone in emergency situations.
  • Collect and deliver the visa label to the applicant.

After we receive a case, a dedicated consultant will be appointed and responsible for the whole change of visa application process. Our consultants are professional and committed to handling and coordinating all logistics for our client’s cases for complete peace of mind. Our consultants must deal with every single point in a timely and efficient manner to avoid any delays in the application process.

Throughout the application process, our consultants directly contact the sponsoring companies, employers, and the applicants involved, to ensure all required information and documentation are gathered by certain due dates and submitted to Hong Kong Immigration Department on time.

In special cases, it is also our duty to directly contact Officers from the Immigration Department to make sure all visa applications are processed as smoothly as possible.

Simard & Associates prides itself with nearly 100% success rate on all Hong Kong immigration cases.

Throughout your immigration journey, we will assist you with the relevant documentation, checklists, forms, guidelines and all other necessities for you to change visa  type in Hong Kong. With fast and reliable communication along with a personalized approach, we’ll see your goals are achieved. Even after your visa is approved, we will maintain availability to help you with any future enquiries you may have about getting settled in Hong Kong. We also offer employment visa renewals and extensions to our clients.

Application Process

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Book an appointment  for a detailed assessment and consultation  with our Immigration Specialist.

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Based on the initial consultation and your profile, we will give you our reviews and advise you about the best option for your immigration needs.

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Once you’re ready to proceed, we will prepare all necessary documents & complete the application and submit to Hong Kong Immigration.

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We follow up and reply to inquiries coming from Hong Kong Immigration until the approval of the case. After approval, we deliver the visa to you.

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