Moving house to Hong Kong. How to immigrate to Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is located in the heart of Asia and attracts thousands of tourists, immigrants and investors each year. When you have decided to relocate to Hong Kong alone or with your family, get the best price for shipping furniture and all your belongings at Eurosender. Before immigrating to Hong Kong, you have to obtain a visa and choose the right moving service for the relocation to Hong Kong. Continue reading to explore how to immigrate to Hong Kong with Eurosender.

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THE BASICS

What you need to know before moving to Hong Kong

Being one of the British colonies once, Hong Kong has the status of a special administrative region in China now. If you are planning to immigrate to Hong Kong, this relocation guide will help you to get ready for a move and choose the appropriate services for overseas removals to Hong Kong. First, check the basic facts you need to know when moving to Hong Kong:
Capital
Beijing
Timezone
UTC +8
Currency
Renminbi (CNY)
Population
1.4 billion
Official Language
Chinese
Dialling code
+86
Emergency number
110 (Police), 120 (Ambulance)
Driving
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BEFORE MOVING

The cost of moving house to Hong Kong. Overseas removals with Eurosender

Eurosender offers affordable and reliable services for international removals to Hong Kong, which allow you to ship furniture, clothes and other belongings abroad:

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Visa regulations when moving to Hong Kong

If you are moving to Hong Kong from the USA, the EU, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, you don’t need to apply for a visa and can stay there for up to three months. Nationals of the UK looking to relocate to Hong Kong can stay there for 180 days without a visa.

Check the main visa types people usually apply to when moving to Hong Kong:

  • Holiday visa – allows tourists to visit Australia for up to 90 days without employment. You can apply for this visa online and for most countries this visa is free.
  • Student visa – hen you plan to study in one of Hong Kong’s universities;
  • Family and partner visas –family reunion visa type;
  • Work visas – when you are relocating to Hong Kong for employment/investment reasons.
  • Quality Migrant Admission Scheme –for highly skilled or talented people who want to settle in Hong Kong but don’t have a job offer yet;
  • Immigration Arrangements for Non-Local Graduates – those who have obtained a degree in Hong Kong can stay in the city up to six months after graduation.
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Long term rentals and the cost to buy an apartment in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is rated as the most expensive city in Asia to live in, so it’s not a surprise you will have to spend a lot for renting or buying property there.

If you are moving house to Hong Kong alone, to study or for work, you can rent a one-bedroom apartment for around €1300 per month. If you are immigrating to Hong Kong with your family, the monthly price for a three-bedroom apartment will range from €2600 to €4000.


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LIVING IN HONG KONG

The cost of living in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the 10th most expensive place on the planet to live.

The average cost of living in Hong Kong for a single person is €800 without rent. A family of three living in Hong Kong will spend around €2600 per month, excluding rent. The basic monthly utilities will cost you about €180, and you will have to pay €20 for the Internet.

Your food and groceries expenses will depend on your diet. Western-style food will be more expensive if compared to the local cuisine.

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The job market in Hong Kong. How to find a job as an expat?

There are many job opportunities for expats in Hong Kong, especially in the financial, digital advertising, and the IT sectors. If you a skilled finance business partner, software developer, data protection expert, data analyst, brand manager, or sales manager, it would be easy for you to find a job in Hong Kong. Consider that you should be fluent in both English and Mandarin if you want to get a well-paid job in Hong Kong.

The average monthly salary is nearly €2000.


School and the education system in Hong Kong

The education system of Hong Kong is very similar to the British one.

Kindergartners are not free, so always keep this in mind if you are moving to Hong Kong with pre-schoolers. All children must attend primary and secondary school from the age of 6 to 19.

Expats living in Hong Kong with kids can also choose alternative education options. There are many international and private schools in Hong Kong. Some of the international schools teach in English, while others can be bilingual and have lessons in German, French, and Chinese.

Pre-School
Age: 2-6
Compulsory: No
Primary School
Age: 6-12
Compulsory: Yes
Secondary School
Age: 13-19
Compulsory: Yes

The healthcare system in Hong Kong. Should I get private insurance?

The healthcare system of Hong Kong is managed and funded by the state. Every citizen and a legal resident of Hong Kong has the right to access healthcare services for free.

The private healthcare sector in Hong Kong is well-developed, so many expats prefer to obtain private insurance in Hong Kong. Before moving to Hong Kong, look through various private health insurance schemes and decide which is the most suitable for you. If you immigrate to Hong Kong for work, consult with your employer whether he or she can cover these costs for you.


Driving in Hong Kong. Should I get a Hong Kong driving licence?

Foreigners are allowed to drive in Hong Kong with their local driver’s licence for up to 12 months. After this period, expats from the UK, the US, Australia, and the EU countries can apply for a Hong Kong driving licence without taking the test.

However, citizens and immigrants living in Hong Kong prefer using public transport as it is a fast and cheap way to travel across the city. Given that Hong Kong has a comprehensive public transportation system, you can use the metro, buses, trams, ferries, and even funicular.

Eurosender can organise a fast delivery for your vehicle registration or licence documents to Hong Kong from anywhere in the world. Your documents will arrive in 24-72 hours globally.
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Advantages and disadvantages of living in Hong Kong

Expats and immigrants who relocated to Hong Kong allocate the following aspects of living there:

  • This city-state resembles New York and London, so if you are moving to Hong Kong from these cities, you will feel yourself like at home.
  • You don’t have to learn Cantonese as English is widely spoken here. Still learning a few words or common expressions in Cantonese will be helpful if you are going to relocate to Hong Kong for the long term.
  • The pollution level is high in Hong Kong. You will often see a haze of fog and might want to wear a mask.

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MOVING DESTINATIONS

See the most popular countries from where people move to Hong Kong

Moving to Hong Kong from the United Kingdom

Relocating to Hong Kong from the UK may be a fascinating journey, but you need to be prepared for the move. Eurosender’s international removal services to Hong Kong will help to make it a stress-free experience. Ship furniture, clothes and household items to Hong Kong with the most reliable courier companies. Explore multiple moving services and immigrate to Hong Kong with Eurosender.

Moving to Hong Kong from Canada

Whether you are moving to Hong Kong for work or to live there with your family, think in advance about the best moving services. Organise the transportation of boxes, packages, pallets and immigrate to Hong Kong from Canada with our help. Choose the preferred route on our platform and the type of service to get an immediate price for your relocation to Hong Kong. Benefit from international removals offered by Eurosender.

Moving to Hong Kong from the United States

When expats plan to move house, they usually wonder about the average moving costs to Hong Kong. Those who relocate to Hong Kong from the United States are willing to know how much it is to move house to Hong Kong. At Eurosender, we offer the easiest way to move furniture to Hong Kong and sending other household appliances at the lowest cost. Check the prices on our booking tool in just a few clicks.


Disclaimer: All information on this page is true and correct as of 11.03.2020 and is subject to change at any time. Eurosender is not responsible for any updates or changes to any information on this page or actions taken by parties as a result of outdated information. Nevertheless, we do our best to keep all information across our website as current as possible.