Hong Kong

Living and
Working in Hong Kong

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Ruben Barbosa
"I found all my company's expat employees on this site, and they gave me great tips about life abroad in Hong Kong."
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"The InterNations Events are the perfect place to meet and get to know like-minded people for a Hong Kong expat such as myself."

Make the most of living and working in Hong Kong

Expat living in Hong Kong raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Hong Kong authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺWhere on the Island side should we live? Jardines Lookout, Deep Water Bay or Repulse Bay?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend real-estate agents in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Hong Kong takes a lot of time. Our Hong Kong expat guide is there to make your relocation to Hong Kong as easy as possible. Starting with international schools to information about food & shopping, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Hong Kong.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Hong Kong. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Barcelona to living in Zurich.

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Top Articles in the Hong Kong Expat Guide

  • Moving to Hong Kong

    You’ll be moving to Hong Kong? Congratulations! This step offers you the chance to explore a buzzing metropolis with a diverse population and an excellent expat infrastructure. The InterNations City Guide introduces you to Hong Kong, its economy, job market, foreign community, and visa regulations.
  • Living in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong confronts you with crazy traffic, a high population density and a vibrant nightlife. Our Expat Guide on one of the world’s most dynamic cities helps you manage the hustle and bustle. We cover such essential topics as transport, housing, healthcare, and education.
  • Working in Hong Kong

    If you have the opportunity of working in Hong Kong, go for it! You will experience a thriving business world and a competitive job market. With the InterNations Expat Guide on visa, social security and communication skills, you will easily master the adventure of being an expat in Hong Kong.
  • Banks in Hong Kong

    If you are wondering how to manage monetary matters overseas, don’t worry: There are plenty of banks in Hong Kong that offer financial services for expats. Our guide introduces the banking sector and gives advice on various services, from opening accounts to avoiding fees.
  • Social Security in Hong Kong

    Though most expats probably move to boost their career, they should still be informed about social security in Hong Kong. Eligibility for benefits, however, is usually less important than retirement funds. Our guide to social security in Hong Kong introduces welfare, pensions, and working conditions.
  • Hong Kong Business Culture

    Successful expats have to be flexible, always ready to adapt to new etiquette rules worldwide. We will help you master the transition to Hong Kong business culture. Our guide below covers the key aspects of Hong Kong business etiquette, from greetings over meetings and dinners to gift-giving.
  • Getting a Hong Kong ID Card

    Unfortunately, dealing with red tape isn’t over for expats who have finally arrived in Hong Kong. You still need to register for an ID card. Fortunately, though, obtaining a Hong Kong ID card is a fairly easy process. This InterNations guide tells you how it works.
  • Beyond Business: Hong Kong Art

    Hong Kong presents itself as having a strong focus on professional business and development. However, there is more to see than countless office blocks in this dynamic city. Even if you have traveled to the city to work, you can begin to discover the proliferation of Hong Kong art.
  • Print Media in Hong Kong

    With its loose regulations concerning the establishment of newspapers, Hong Kong serves as a home for many of Asia’s largest Chinese and English-language newspapers. There is no governmental regulatory body which controls newspapers or other media in Hong.
  • Discrimination in Hong Kong

    Although Hong Kong is taking big steps towards a progressive society, discrimination in Hong Kong is still prevalent. However equal rights are considered increasingly important and the government has taken measures against discrimination in Hong Kong. Read our guide to learn more.
  • Dentists in Hong Kong

    When you wake up with a throbbing pain in your tooth you should see a good dental practitioner. But how can you get in touch with a good dentist? In this article, we will give you advice on how to find dentists in Hong Kong and tell you how to avoid excessive costs.
  • How to Find a Hong Kong Kindergarten

    Have you ever wondered how to find the right Hong Kong kindergarten for your child? There is a large variety of options for expats with children. With our help, you’ll learn about different types of daycare and what to look for in a Hong Kong kindergarten or pre-school.
  • Hong Kong Housing: Tips & Admin Info

    Are you unfamiliar with the Hong Kong housing market? Hire a real estate agent who can help with the process of locating and buying the right property. For expats with little knowledge of Cantonese or Mandarin, this is preferable to getting involved in the Hong Kong housing market themselves.
  • Driving in Hong Kong

    There are about 285 licensed vehicles for every kilometer of road in Hong Kong: You can easily imagine what driving in Hong Kong must feel like during rush hour. Traffic jams are normal for all drivers in the city, and the search for a parking spot can quickly turn into a nightmare.

Information on the Expat Life in Hong Kong

Are you looking specifically for language schools in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Hong Kong? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Hong Kong provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Hong Kong. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Hong Kong expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Hong Kong and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Ni hao, hello among our expats living and working in Hong Kong.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Hong Kong? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Rome or living in Paris!

Ruben Barbosa
"I found all my company's expat employees on this site, and they gave me great tips about life abroad in Hong Kong."
Barbara Richter
"The InterNations Events are the perfect place to meet and get to know like-minded people for a Hong Kong expat such as myself."

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