Hong Kong Immigration has announced a few changes to the process of extending visas, applying with immediate effect:
• A copy of the applicants Hong Kong ID card will need to be submitted at time of submitting a visa renewal application;
• The renewal form ID91 has been amended; any applications submitted with the previous version of this form may be rejected;
• Going forward, Employment Visas will initially be issued with a maximum validity of 2 years, and will be twice renewable for another 3 years at a time. Previously the initial visa was issued with 1 year validity, which then was twice renewable for 2 years, and finally renewable for an additional 3 years. The total possible stay on an Employment Visa therefore remains the same, at 8 years.
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