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Q: Is it still possible to convert F visas to Z visas in Hong Kong?

 I know it's not recommended, but is it still do-able?

8 years 7 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - Xiamen

 
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r u kidding?

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Don't feed.

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Why it's not recommended?

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nope, you can not. first you have to finish the employment permit, invitation letter to HK to apply for z visa. then you can convert whatever visa you had into  z visa. Then you come back to china for work permit and resident permit. 

 

 

 

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Chester stupid, of course they know that.

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I was told you need to return to your country of origin.  Is this true or can a run to HK or anyplace out of China be acceptable?

 

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in almost all but the rarest cases you will need to go back to your home country to change your visa from L or F to a Z , if you currently have a Z visa and are renewing or changing employers you shouldnt need to go back.  Just to change the type of Visa to a Z

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