Working in Hong Kong SAR
Multicultural, diverse Hong Kong SAR is the international business gateway to the Asia Pacific region. English is the main language used in commerce, so professionals from all over the world are drawn to this cosmopolitan city with its rewarding working environment. If you are considering moving to work in Hong Kong SAR or Mainland China, Morgan McKinley can provide you with the information you need to take this step in your career.
At Morgan McKinley our specialist consultants are ready to offer advice and guidance for your foreign recruitment concerns. Our international recruitment experts can answer your questions and offer any advice you may require about working in Hong Kong SAR.
Living in Hong Kong SAR – Fast Facts
- Hong Kong SAR has a population of approximately 7 million.
- Being subtropical Hong Kong SAR’s climate is perennially humid.
- Chinese and English are the most commonly spoken languages, with a significant proportion of the working population are bilingual. The native tongues are Cantonese and Mandarin.
- In Hong Kong SAR, the currency is the Hong Kong SAR dollar (HKD), although throughout the rest of Mainland China, the yuan (CNY) is common currency.
- It is not uncommon for the typical working week to be more than 50 hours.
Visa and Tax Requirements in Hong Kong SAR
There are a number of items of identification and declaration that you will require to work in Hong Kong SAR, including a valid visa. You can find out more about this by contacting the Chinese embassy in Dublin.
Equally vital to working in Hong Kong SAR is a valid work permit and Hong Kong SAR identification card. The Hong Kong SAR ID card is a legal requirement under the Registration of Persons Ordinance and must be carried with you at all times. The Hong Kong SAR ID card offers a number of benefits in transport and public services.
Thinking about Moving to Hong Kong SAR?
If you are considering working abroad, international recruitment specialists Morgan McKinley can give you advice and guidance on a number of locations worldwide, including Hong Kong SAR.
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