Can you get a self-sponsored change of sponsorship Hong Kong work visa? Fantastic question this which took me 10 minutes to think the answer through for!

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QUESTION

As an expat, I currently work for a company that sponsored me in Hong Kong for my work visa

I now no longer want to work exclusively for the company but as a consultant. 

My wife has registered a business, a sole proprietorship in Hong Kong, to which I want to move my employment.

My former company will give my wife’s company a consulting contract. 

Can I transfer my work permit to a sole proprietorship? 

We also are looking to hire one person. 

Can a sole proprietor make hires in Hong Kong?  

Another wrinkle is that my wife’s visa is attached to my employment visa, what happens to her dependant visa if I change my sponsor?

Thank you

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