How to apply for extension of stay if non-permanent residents currently outside of Hong Kong under the COVID-19
Published: 14 Jan 2021
We received few enquiries about the Hong Kong visa is going to expire and how can they do if they are not in Hong Kong currently. Here is the update from Hong Kong Immigration Department:
“The Immigration Department accepts applications for return to Hong Kong from non-permanent residents who is outside of Hong Kong under the COVID-19 Pandemic (Not Applicable to Foreign Domestic Helpers and Imported Workers) In general, persons admitted into Hong Kong under various immigration policies/schemes may apply for extension of stay within four weeks before their limit of stay expires. Applicants should be physically present in Hong Kong both at the time of applications and collection of the relevant labels (for approved applications).
Some persons outside Hong Kong with their limit of stay about to expire / expired and, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, may not be able to return to Hong Kong timely (Note 1) to apply for extension of stay. For those whose limit of stay is about to expire (within four weeks) / has expired for less than 12 months, they may submit a duly completed application form (Note 2) together with the required supporting documents required for application for extension of stay under the relevant immigration policy/scheme concerned in general situations, and a letter setting out the details on their inability to return to Hong Kong timely for the extension of stay formalities. If the applicants continue to meet the eligibility criteria under the relevant immigration policy/scheme concerned and it is satisfied that the applicants’ circumstances are a continuation of their previous residence in Hong Kong, the Immigration Department may consider issuing the applicants with a visa/entry permit for their return to Hong Kong within the validity of that visa/entry permit. For more details, please email to: email@example.com.
The webpage link for prevailing restrictions on entering Hong Kong is as follows:
Capital Investment Entrant Scheme entrants should complete application form ID 967 . Other applicants should complete the application form ID 91 (even if they are outside Hong Kong and apply for a visa/entry permit to return to Hong Kong under this arrangement).”
1. Applicants should be physically present in Hong Kong both at the time of applications and collection of the relevant labels
2. For those whose limit of stay has expired for less than 12 months
Getting a flight ticket might get harder than before. Plus, since December 25, all oversea arrivals into HK have to quarantine in designated hotel for 21 days which is up from 14 days. You need to pay for almost ten thousand for you quarantine cost before you physically present at The Immigration Department for extend your Visa. If your Visa is about to expire, you could wait and see what happens next to save your high cost of quarantines. Keep checking updates from government website or subscribe us to get the latest updates.
The Immigration Department Accepts Applications for Return to Hong Kong from Non-Permanent Residents Outside Hong Kong under the COVID-19 Pandemic (Not Applicable to Foreign Domestic Helpers and Imported Workers), The Immigration Department, 31 Dec 2020
3 ERP Trends For 2021
Now that we are in the first month of 2021, it is a good time to look ahead what are the major ERP trends can we expect in this year. In 2020, Many companies started to figure out systems to handle remote work. Technology and software are developing quickly and there will be a strong impact on how ERP is developed in the future.
Some companies are using on-premises ERP and they may realize its expensive cost, limitations of flexibility and innovation. Therefore, cloud adoption is going to play a vital role in 2021. Plus, ERP implementation comes with startup fees and hardware costs so they may too expensive for small businesses. Many enterprises refrained from investing in ERP software development before the Coronavirus.
Cloud ERP is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that runs on a vendor’s cloud platform and allows their clients (Enterprises) to access over the internet. Cloud ERP systems are likely to go mainstream in the following years and we will see significant progress in 2021.
Cloud is the backbone of the data-driven, app-based tech ecosystem that has been vital in helping us manage this change.
With the advent of cloud computing, the global cloud computing market is poised to grow from $371.4 billion in 2020 to a whopping $832.1 billion by 2025. More vendors are now offering cloud-hosted solutions. It makes ERP systems more accessible and no longer have to worry about expensive maintenance or upgrades fee.
Rise of iERP
Artificial Intelligence features, also known as iERP, will enable businesses to increase productivity and efficiency. To enhance ERP performance enhancement, enterprises normally need to install additional plugins to their ERP systems. However, it’s becoming increasingly common now to have such functionalities built-in in 2021.
An iERP enables companies to automate their complex business processes through intelligent data processing methods. The signature capability will be innovative data processing that will lead to reduction of errors and information loading time, creation of new workflows, process automation of routine tasks such as account payables, and conversion of complex, unstructured data into actionable insights.
Rise of Mobile ERP
According to Forbes, mobile ERP platforms are expected to grow in popularity as business processes are conducted on mobile phones and tablets rather than on computers.
Mobile ERP gives you greater flexibility without the need for a large investment. In 2021, having your ERP or business applications installed on a mobile to allow you accessing the critical business data-on-the-go will be a norm. Mobile ERP allows employees to get a snapshot of accurately captured data via a user-friendly dashboard, view status of workflows from their phones, complete tasks at home, and collaborate with colleagues across the world. For example, not all employees in your company speaks Japanese but they still need to be able to use mobile data collection devices. Customized applications include the ability to quickly switch the display to an alternative language.
This anywhere-anytime accessibility to back-end and front-end data in new ERP and business applications tools is a trend that will see an upward swing in the coming year.
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Happy New Year!
2020 has passed, 2021 has come. Today, is the first blank page of a 365-page book. May Planning wish for you that, with every year, you achieve all of your dreams, every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness, and prosperity for you. Happy New Year!