- The pros and cons of registering a limited company in Hong Kong
- How to open a company in Hong Kong without living or even going there
- All the documents you need to open a company in Hong Kong
- The total cost of registering and maintaining a company in Hong Kong
- How to open a multi-currency business bank account in Hong Kong (if you need it)
- How to get a government grant for your small business in Hong Kong
- How to spot an honest agency and avoid scammers while opening your company
- Frequently asked questions
- Get a free quotation from a reliable agency
Introduction: Your options
If you’re reading this article then perhaps you already know that in recent years, opening a business bank account in Hong Kong for your company has become complicated.
The time has passed when you could just show up at any branch and open a business bank account in one day.
But all is not lost. These days there are three ways of handling payments for your company in Hong Kong:
- Open a “traditional” bank account in Hong Kong (this as I already mentioned has become complicated, as I will explain in detail later in this article);
- Open an off-shore bank account: this could be simpler but is more expensive, and would also make it very hard to accept payments through Paypal or credit cards via Stripe or Braintree (the companies used by the majority);
- Open an “alternative” account with Currenxie, which offers business accounts in Hong Kong that can be opened for free, allowing you to make, send, and receive payments (local and international) under your company name, and accept payments through all your major online payment gateways (Paypal, Amazon, Stripe)
In this article, we will describe these three options. We’ll start with Currenxie, since it’s the simplest. [Read more…]
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Do you live in Hong Kong or plan to move there in the near future? Then one of your first tasks should be to find a robust health insurance policy.
Hong Kong is the home of many expats and it’s renowned for having one of the best healthcare systems in the world, both in the private and public sectors. Yet, visiting a local hospital with limited communication opportunities can be proven daunting, especially for expats who want a hassle-free experience when visiting hospitals.
In this article, we cover everything from the medical attention in Hong Kong, why you should get health insurance, what kinds of hospitals that are available, and more.
Health Insurance for Expats in Hong Kong- Index
- Medical attention in Hong Kong
- Why do I need health insurance in Hong Kong?
- Hospitals in Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Healthcare Costs
- What is an insurance broker and why might you need one?
- Table comparing health insurance policies for Hong Kong
- How to evaluate the features of a health insurance policy
- Send a request for a free quotation to the broker we recommend
Do you live in Hong Kong and want to visit an international hospital with obstetricians and gynecologists?
With its large expat community, Hong Kong has plenty of hospitals that have served foreigners for decades. You won’t have issues finding a reputable hospital with English-speaking staff and a good track record.
That said, it can take time to do research online, nothing you want to experience if you’re in an emergency. Therefore, we have written this article where we list some of the leading hospitals that have these departments in Hong Kong.
Let’s start with one of the oldest hospitals in the city. [Read more…]
Do you live in Hong Kong and look for an international and leading service provider in pediatrics?
Hong Kong is the home of many hospitals, including both public and private. Here, you won’t have any general issues to find the healthcare services you look for, such as pediatricians.
Hong Kong is the financial center of East Asia that attracts plenty of expats and professionals that want to make a career overseas. Along with the increase of expats, we’ve also seen an increased demand for international ophthalmologists and optometrists.
Luckily, the city has many clinics with experienced and English-speaking professionals that are ready to cater to foreigners. And it can be good if you do some research about them beforehand so that you’re prepared when the time comes.
In this article, we’ve listed the top international ophthalmologists and optometrists in Hong Kong. We will explain about their history, what services they offer, and where they are located. Let’s get started. [Read more…]
Do you live in Hong Kong, or plan moving there, and have to find an international dental clinic?
In this article, we list some of the top international dental clinics that serve both locals and foreign clients. They have a mix of both local and foreign staff that often have studied overseas, or at reputable schools in Hong Kong.
Besides, you’ll also notice that many of them have clinics in multiple locations, so you don’t only have one option. Let’s start and review a leading dental clinic that has a long experience of helping foreigners. [Read more…]
The online dating application market has grown immensely in the past decade and we’ve seen several new big brands popping up.
At a start, people primarily used Badoo and Tinder, but we now see increased competition from companies that offer unique functions, targeting different segments. Hong Kong is a market where we’ve seen new dating applications entering the market in the past years.
In this article, we list some of the most popular dating applications for people traveling or living in Hong Kong.
Job Searching Websites in Hong Kong – Index
Hong Kong attracts thousands of foreign job applicants every year who dream of relocating to this Asian financial hub and cultural melting-pot.
Might you live in Hong Kong or plan to relocate there, a great way of looking for new jobs is to upload your CV on job boards and apply for jobs online.
In this article, we list some of the biggest and most popular job search websites in Hong Kong. If you have any other recommendations, feel free to write a comment below to help our readers.
Finding a Job in Hong Kong – Index
Hong Kong is a cultural melting pot that attracts thousands of foreigners yearly who wish to work in this financial hub. You see, Hong Kong has a lot to offer, not only in terms of business opportunities but also when it comes down to the quality of life.
In this article, you’ll learn how you can find a job in Hong Kong and what tactics you should have. We will explain the job market, the requirements to work there, the salary levels, and more. Finally, you’ll also learn how much you need in tax, which is important to many.
First, let’s start and review how you can find a job in Hong Kong most easily.
Accounting software has become increasingly popular among companies who want to save time, costs, streamline operations, and manage their accounts from anywhere in the world.
Traditionally, Hong Kong companies had to manage accounting at the end of the financial years and when the records were prepared for tax assessments. However, thanks to technological development you can create and manage financial records and analyze reports at any time.
In this article, we list some of the most popular accounting software available for companies that operate in the Hong Kong market.
Day Tour Agencies in Hong Kong – Index
Do you plan to visit Hong Kong and want to participate in a local day tour? In this article, we list some of the most popular day tour agencies that offer everything from food tours to daily tours to New Territories and Lantau Island. You can even spend your layover in Lantau, which can be a great option if you have a limited time in Hong Kong, as the airport is located there.
You’ll learn about each operator and what kinds of services they offer. We will also explain about their recognition and reviews on Tripadvisor. If you have any other recommendations of day tour agencies in Hong Kong, feel free to drop a comment below!
If you’ve already decided to book a Hong Kong tour but you aren’t sure what travel agency to choose, we can suggest a reliable agency to you. Click here to contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Cost of living in Hong Kong – Index
In the first section of this article, you will get a good understanding of the general living costs in Hong Kong. We won’t review any numbers in this part, but you’ll mainly learn what makes Hong Kong expensive and how living costs can differ, depending on your lifestyle.
We will go into more detail in the second part of the article where we check detailed numbers for rents, food, SIM cards, alcohol, transportation, and more. After, we continue and review the average salary in Hong Kong, comparing expats and locals.
If you have any information that you would like to share regarding the cost of living, feel free to drop a comment at the end of the article.
Travel Apps for Hong Kong – Index
Will you travel to Hong Kong and want to download some of the most useful applications beforehand?
Even if many young and middle-aged people speak English in Hong Kong, you’ll come across areas where speaking Cantonese is the only mean of communication. Downloading a handful of applications can help you to avoid getting lost and to save time and money.
In this article, we list some of the most popular and widely used apps in Hong Kong, not only among travelers but also locals. If you have any recommendations of useful apps not listed below, feel free to drop a comment after the article!
Study Chinese in Hong Kong – Index
Studying Chinese can be a great choice as you’ll stand apart from foreign job-applicants that merely have a “B.Sc or M.Sc” on their CVs. Truth be told, if you can speak Chinese you’ll find job opportunities, not only in Asia, but in Europe, the US, and plenty of other places.
If you read this article, I assume that you’re interested in pursuing Chinese language studies in Hong Kong.
Today, I will explain both the benefits and disadvantages of studying Chinese in Hong Kong and also what some of the best universities schools are. Let’s start and have a look at some of the pros of studying Chinese here.
Best Tailors in Hong Kong – Index
Are you looking for a tailor in Hong Kong? Keep reading to discover 7 among the best tailors in the city. For each of them, we provide a short description, link to their website, address and opening time.
Punjab House (Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon)
Punjab House was founded in 1889 and is located on Nathan Road (Tsim Sha Tsui), Kowloon. It’s one of the oldest and most bespoke tailors in Hong Kong. They are a partner of Apsley Tailors in London and you can see that the Hong Kong store is now branded as Apsley Tailors as well.
Over the years, or should I say decades, Punjab House has catered to the British Army, Royal Navy, and primarily the business class of Hong Kong. They have sponsorships with British football clubs such as Fulham and West Ham United, but also with the Qatar World Cup. [Read more…]
How to get a Chinese Visa in Hong Kong – Index
Before you begin
If you can’t apply for a visa in your country of residence because you already live in Asia or you’re traveling, Hong Kong is still the best place to get one.
In the first part of this article, we’ll explain where you can apply for a visa in Hong Kong (you can use an agency or go directly to the CVASC), and which documents are necessary for getting a visa.
In the second part of this article, we’ll explain how to travel from China to Hong Kong in the quickest and cheapest way in order to get a visa.
Note that all the information that you’ll find in this article is the result of our own personal experience since we’ve applied for many visas in Hong Kong, starting way back in 2012.
For more general information on Chinese Visa, I suggest you read Chinese Visa application: A complete guide.
Travel to Hong Kong – Index
- Getting a visa to travel to Hong Kong
- Travel Insurance for Hong Kong
- Hotels and hostels in Hong Kong
- Vaccines and medicine for a trip to Hong Kong
- Flying to Hong Kong
- Internet and phone cards
- Money, ATMs and credit cards
- The MTR system in Hong Kong
- What to bring to Hong Kong?
- When to travel to Hong Kong?
- Common sense and cultural issues in Hong Kong
- Food and drinks in Hong Kong
- Nightlife in Hong Kong
- Shopping and bargaining
Moving Companies for Hong Kong – Index
In this article, we will list several moving companies for sending your goods to Hong Kong (if you are moving there) or from Hong Kong (if you are planning to leave the country).
Also, via the form below you will be able to get up to 5 free quotes from trusted moving companies chosen by our moving service partner.
Note: If you are only interested on getting a free quotation for a travel insurance, then we recommend World Nomads (click here to get your free quotation).