Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Jul 2012

If I Am an Overseas Chinese and My Mother Holds a HKSAR Passport and a PHKID Card Do I Have the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 11 responses

The question of permanent residency in Hong Kong is one of the most complex areas of immigration practice and this question is helpful in that it speaks to the situation of ethnically Chinese foreign nationals with Hong Kong parentage. QUESTION “I am a mother of three children. I hold a Permanent Hong Kong Identity card […]

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Jul 2012

7 Years Residence in Hong Kong Under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme – What Permanent Residency Options Exist?

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme has been a god send for reasonably well off people who have always fancied the idea of residence in Hong Kong but who were reluctant to start an operating business to be able to accomplish this. The following question raises the issue of how to disentangle yourself from the visa, […]

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Jul 2012

Will A Criminal Record Impact On Your Application For A Hong Kong Residence Visa?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 140 responses

UPDATE: May 30, 2023 Will A Criminal Record Impact On Your Application For A Hong Kong Residence Visa? Used to be no – but now the game has completely changed. Criminal records now must be disclosed across all visa types. Every now and again the question of criminal convictions and the impact they have on […]

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Jul 2012

Hong Kong Right of Abode Application – Arguing Away Missing Periods of Residence

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Long Stay & PR / 38 responses

The essential approvability test for a Hong Kong Right of Abode application is that you have been continuously and ordinarily resident in the HKSAR for a period of not less than 7 years AND that you have taken concrete steps towards making Hong Kong your ONLY place of permanent residence. “Continuously”, for the purposes of […]

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Jul 2012

Hong Kong Investment Visa – Case Which Would Not Get Approved Today But Will Be Approved 9 ~ 12 Months From Now

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

This question is a really interesting one as, from an immigration perspective, it suffers from the lack of a compelling reason for the owner of the business to be able to show the Hong Kong Immigration Department that she is in a position to make a substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong – […]

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Jul 2012

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – July 2012

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

I really enjoyed my entanglement with Phil @ Morning Brew today when he really went to town on the question of people who overstay their visa and Professional Visitors. We also talked about the Hong Kong Immigration Department as a system and what happens when the hammer falls on people doing their umpteeth Shenzhen Shuttle […]

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Jul 2012

The Hong Kong Immigration Department – What an Efficient Organisation They Really Are!

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / 11 responses

It’s not often that I am required to physically present myself at the Hong Kong Immigration Department these days. My staff usually take care of the administrative aspects of the Hong Kong Visa Centre case load and I have not been in to see the operations of the HKID myself for a couple of years […]

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Jul 2012

Hong Kong Travel Pass Used to Keep An Extended Family Together – Quite Lawfully!

Posted by / in Case Study, Family Visas, Visitor Visas / 12 responses

This case study discusses how the creative, yet perfectly lawful, use of the Hong Kong Travel Pass worked to allow a newly separated extended family from the Philippines to be able to carry on their lives together in Hong Kong even though a much-desired dependent visa was not available in their circumstances. More Stuff You […]

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Jul 2012

Losing Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status Due to Studies Abroad – A Family’s Dilemma

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

One of the more upsetting parts of being a Hong Kong immigration consultant is learning that one family member alone, due to an unfortunate combination of circumstances, finds herself the odd one out by not having been able to correctly manage her visa status here – and all, essentially, through no fault of her own. […]

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