Working in Hong Kong

If you want to work in Hong Kong, check whether you will need a visa or work permit. You should also look at what will happen if you lose your job or are unable to work due to sickness or disability.

Do you need a visa or work permit?

If you are a Dutch national you don’t need a visa or work permit to work in another EU country. You will need both to work in a European country that is not a member of the EU, but this is usually easy to arrange. For countries outside Europe the application procedure can be long, complicated and expensive.

Applying for a visa or work permit

The embassy or consulate of your destination country can tell you about applying for a visa or work permit. See for the contact details of the nearest embassy or consulate (usually in The Hague or Brussels).

Unemployment, sickness or incapacity for work when abroad

If you work abroad and lose your job, get sick or are unable to work, check whether you are insured and whether you can receive a benefit outside the Netherlands.

Working in this country or region

Working holiday visa

If you are aged between 18 and 30, you can apply for a working holiday visa. This visa allows you to travel and work in Hong Kong for one year. Find out more about the working holiday visa.