Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Prodigal Daughter

Lily is back in Hong Kong. She doesn't have a job, which means she doesn't have a visa, but for now we're all just glad to have her back.

Canadians can stay in Hong Kong for 90 days without a visa. If she doesn't have a job by then, she'll have to leave. The good news is that she can go to Macau or Japan or somewhere close and just turn around and come back. The bad news is that doing that every 90 days gets expensive after a while. I've met people who live in Hong Kong and go on visa runs every 60 to 90 days. One of them has a visa for Mainland China, so he has it easy, but for everyone else, it's pretty ridiculous. It's so much easier to just live here legally.

Unless you're British. They can stay for 6 months without a visa. Two visa runs a year wouldn't be so bad. I usually leave more than twice a year anyway.

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