Removals and Shipping to Hong Kong
Hong Kong has had strong ties with the UK for many years, up until 1997 when it was transferred back to the Chinese it had been under British Colonial Rule for 156 years. While it is now officially part of China it does not fall under Chinese rules and regulations as it has its own political system which is quite liberal in comparison to its parent nation, and in many ways retains a great deal of British influence.
As a major international hub for finance and technology many of those relocating to Hong Kong do so for employment. Work permits are required by all foreign nationals wishing to work in Hong Kong. The application process for a work permit can be a laborious one; taking anywhere between six and eight weeks for approval to come through and the work permit must be in place prior to arrival in the country.
Work permits are only given to those who can prove that they have specialist knowledge or experience in a specific industry and that the job is unlikely to be able to be filled by an existing resident of Hong Kong.
Upon arrival in Hong Kong one must apply for an ID card. ID cards are carried at all times by every citizen aged 11 and over and it is not uncommon for police to undertake spot checks.
ID cards are applied for by making an appointment at the Registration of Persons Office. Once a foreign national has lived in Hong Kong for seven or more years they can apply for a permanent residence permit. Getting a permanent residence permit will grant people with many of the rights afforded to Hong Kong nationals, including the right to vote in elections.
Items we ship
We can ship items from as little as 2 boxes all the way up to a 40ft container
Hong Kong has a large expat community which dates back to the start of British Colonial Rule. New expats need not worry about not meeting fellow Brits as there many local groups which arrange regular social events , and many of the larger corporations which have international workers will often post details of expat meet-ups on their notice boards and in their newsletters.
Hong Kong’s nightlife is vibrant and there is something to suit everybody’s tastes, be it night clubs, theatres, restaurants or bars. Hong Kong Harbour in particular is home to some of the best restaurants on the island. Additionally there are many internationally renowned museums in Hong Kong including the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Shopping in Hong Kong is second to none with whole areas dedicated to both high street brands and designer boutiques.
Arranging international removals to Hong Kong can be a simple and stress free experience if you choose an experienced moving company such as Fox Moving & Storage. We have over 40 years of experience in the international removals industry.
From the point of initial consultation a dedicated removals adviser will be on hand to assist in every element of the moving process, including the completion of what can be complicated customs forms. We have a network of worldwide removal companies to ensure that once a consignment has reached its destination country it is taken to its new location in a safe, secure and timely manner. Contact Fox Moving & Storage today for more advice on how we can help with your Hong Kong removals requirements.
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