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Obtaining a foreign domestic helper visa who is already in Hong Kong

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    Obtaining a foreign domestic helper visa who is already in Hong Kong

    Hi everyone
    My husband and I want to employ a Filipino domestic helper who is already in HK on a tourist visa. The forms I have read show that it takes up to six weeks to obtain and from country of origin.
    I am starting work in a couple of weeks and really want all the paperwork and her visa sorted before that.
    She previously worked for a family friend overseas so I am keen to employ her as she will be looking after our son.
    Does anyone have any advice?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Unfortunately you need to use an agency and it will take 6 weeks to process her papers. You can include a letter to Immigration n ask them to expedite the application and hopefully it will be a bit faster. Also the Helper cannot be in HK while her papers are being processed. She is supposed to go home. They used to also wait in Macau but I believe that it's no longer permitted. Best to speak to agency.
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    Thanks so much for the quick reply. We found an agency today so fingers crossed all will work out eventually.

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