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Family life in Hong Kong

Family life in Hong Kong

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Family life in Hong Kong


Moving to a new place is daunting and scary and can be really stressful, no matter how smooth the sailing is. Having the responsibility to move the family over only adds to that stress. ExpatWoman has a guide for families with everything from insurance, to finance and money matters, to pregnancy and even a guide to bringing your pets with you.

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    Without a will, no one really knows what your wishes were on death and the tax man is likely to take a larger slice of your estate. Be sure you know everything you need to to make sure your family are taken care of if the worst is to happen.

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  • Animal Charities

    Like many big and bustling cities around the world, Hong Kong also has its share of abandoned animals. When deciding on a new pet, always visit these places first as these animals are in desperate need of loving homes. The charities also always look for donations and volunteers in order to help their efforts.

  • After School Activities

    Once school is out kids need some activities to get rid of that latent energy or engage their minds creatively. Here we have a list of after school activities in Hong Kong including sports clubs for swimming, football and rugby, gymnastics activities, dancing, languages and horse riding.

  • Marriage

    Getting married in Hong Kong is relatively simple, at least for heterosexual couples. There are no residential requirements. You simply have to observe a registration procedure with the Hong Kong Authorities. Then you can choose from three ways of getting married in Hong Kong – a registry office, a church ceremony or a civil ceremony in an alternative location.

  • Vets

    Many people in Hong Kong have pets, so to meet the demand there are many vets in Hong Kong to take care of your animals. Be aware that animals should be vaccinated accordingly, so if you adopt an older dog or get a puppy ensure to take them to a reputable vet to get micro chipped and vaccinated.

  • Pregnant

    You may find several pleasant surprises related to medical care in Hong Kong, quality is high and costs can be quite low relative to other developed countries. Public healthcare options are very affordable and luxurious private options are available for a higher price.

  • Mums Groups

    There is a great network of support groups for mums and mum’s to be in Hong Kong. Below we have listed lots of places and websites that you can meet other mums, make friends and set up play dates with the little ones. These places are great for socialising and for exchanging information also.

  • Birth Registration

    Some parents might find it tricky to register the birth of their child in Hong Kong as the procedure is quite time consuming, but we have the ins and outs for you, to make this task as easy as possible. We have the info from where to register to what the costs of registration are.

  • Foreign Domestic Helper Visa

    When hiring a Foreign Domestic Helper (FDH) from abroad the strict visa regulations set forth by the government of Hong Kong should be followed. The immigration website has the guidelines that should be followed.

  • Transfer Your UK Pension

    If you no longer live in the UK it is important that you review your options regarding your Final Salary pension scheme, a possible transfer should be considered.

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  • Tourist Visa

    Holidaying in Hong Kong is quite easy due to the fact that many nationalities are eligible for a visa on arrival. The countries that need a visit visa will have to apply beforehand in their home country. Even where all immigration requirements are met, travellers should not assume that they could gain automatic entry.

  • Pet Immigration

    Many expats prefer to bring the furry (or slightly less furry) members of their families when they move to Hong Kong. The rules on animal importation to Hong Kong are quite strict, but easy to follow as the guidelines are clearly set out. We have the regulations from the agriculture, fisheries and conservation departments, who are responsible for the control and importation of animals.

  • Hiring a Foreign Domestic Helper

    Hong Kong is one of those great places where the middle class can afford to hire a domestic helper to help them care for their home and their family. We take a look at what requirements a person must meet to hire a FDH (foreign domestic helper), where to find a domestic worker and the immigration procedures for foreign domestic workers.

  • Insurance

    Many expats like to live in Hong Kong because they feel that they are looked after by the city. After all it has one of the best health care systems in the world and life expectancy is at a high 84years for women. While there are many amenities that expats can use, such as the public healthcare system, there are also many amenities which expats should be insured against.

  • The Law in Hong Kong

    The law of Hong Kong is based on the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary. The Hong Kong Basic Law provides the constitutional framework for the legal system. Under the principle of ‘one country, two systems’, the legal framework of Hong Kong is based on the English common law.

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