Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Aug 2012

The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Out to Deny – Not Approve – Visa Applications (Aren’t They?)

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Visitor Visas / 39 responses

It is often said that the Hong Kong Immigration Department are out to refuse visa applications rather than approve them. Nothing could be further from the truth. The HKID  have a huge job of work administering the population records and immigration status needs of our fine city and it is churlish to anticipate that they […]

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Aug 2012

Will-He-or-Won’t-He? Mike Tyson, His Criminal Record & His Hong Kong Visa…

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 6 responses

You have probably heard by now. Yep, one of the meanest and toughest son-of-a-gun’s who ever walked the face of this earth  is coming to town. Probably. That’s if he can get a visa, he is. You see, Mike Tyson has a criminal record; for a  very serious crime. Rape no less. So what will […]

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Aug 2012

The Reality For Same Sex Partner Visa Applicants in Hong Kong

Posted by / in Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

Unfortunately, Hong Kong immigration policy does not recognize same sex partners so there is no possibility of securing dependant visas for gay partners who are trailing their loved ones to Hong Kong when there is a transfer here from overseas for employment or otherwise business investment. However, the Hong Kong Immigration Department are not without […]

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Aug 2012

I Hate My Boss & Want to Leave My Job – What About My Work Visa for Hong Kong?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 11 responses

In actual fact, your employment visa permissions belong to you, not your employer as they are just the sponsor of your immigration status, not the final arbiter of whether you can remain in Hong Kong or not. Only the Hong Kong Immigration Department hold this power. If you find your position with your employer untenable […]

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Aug 2012

What Hong Kong Visa Options Exist for Unmarried, Trailing Partners?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 23 responses

Under Hong Kong immigration policy, if you’re married, life is pretty much plain sailing from a visa perspective. Married spouses accompanying their partners to the HKSAR when they come to work secure dependent visas which effectively provide carte blanche approvals to engage in any kind of activity which is lawful, eg, study, work, or establish […]

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Aug 2012

The 5 Key Factors Which Impact on Your Eligibility for a Hong Kong Employment Visa

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 14 responses

Typically, the following  five considerations all impact on the availability of employment visa permissions for Hong Kong: 1 –  You need a credible sponsor – this means, an established company which has been established for more than 2 years and which currently employs local staff, has offices and manifestly operates commercially in the HKSAR. 2 […]

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Aug 2012

Time Spent Outside of Hong Kong With Work – the Impact on Your Right of Abode After 7 Years

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, VG Front Page / 8 responses

You, like many foreign nationals working in Hong Kong, may quickly adopt the place as your long term home and, naturally enough, will be keen to maintain your residence status here to allow you, subsequently, to go on to secure the Right of Abode. So the question is begged as to what you can do […]

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Aug 2012

Can I Swap From a Hong Kong Dependant Visa to a Hong Kong Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Visa?

Posted by / in Your Question Answered / 6 responses

It happens all too often. The main foreign national breadwinner is to be transferred (again) out of Hong Kong with the family all settled here, with disruption to kids in school inevitable. This question looks at the possibilities of using the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme to avoid this unsatisfactory state of affairs. QUESTION “Dear Mr […]

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Aug 2012

What’s the Story When You Hold a Hong Kong Work Visa and Face Redundancy?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 10 responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are highly sympathetic to foreign nationals who find themselves with an employment visa sponsored by an employer that has had to make them redundant. In this situation you can expect the employer to notify the HKID of the fact of your redundancy and therefore you need to act on the […]

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Aug 2012

The ‘Shenzhen Shuttle’ – A Good Way to Extend Your Hong Kong Visitor Visa?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Visitor Visas / 12 responses

Many people chose to shuttle between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in order to secure a defacto extension to their visitor visa? The question, however, is this a good idea? What most people who do this don’t realise is that the Hong Kong Immigration Department are keeping count. You see, once you reach more than 180 […]

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