Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Sep 2012

The Merits of Applying for a Reconsideration of a Refused Hong Kong Visa Application

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Refusals & Appeals / 8 responses

The saying goes that a lawyer who represents himself in court has a fool for a client. The same could be said for a refused visa applicant who remains serious about his residence prospects for Hong Kong in the wake of the HKID refusing his application for immigration status here. Why do I say this? […]

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08

Sep 2012

Work Ended – What Visa Options Do You Have to Stay in Hong Kong For Another 2 Years to Get Your Permanent Residency?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

This is a popular topic that people query our websites about, so it’s timely that we received this question out of the blue yesterday. In my answer I refer to the following content resources: QMAS, Dependant Visa, Business Investment Visa. QUESTION “I have been working in HK since 2007 on a working visa, which expired […]

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07

Sep 2012

Will Any Time You Spend in Hong Kong as a Visitor Count Towards the Magic 7 Years for the Right of Abode?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Long Stay & PR / 22 responses

To get the Right of Abode in Hong Kong you need to: – Spend seven years continuously resident in the HKSAR – Have taken Hong Kong as your only place of permanent residence – Be obviously settled here, and – Have no outstanding taxation liabilities Moreover, you need to have held a resident visa in […]

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06

Sep 2012

What Are Your Visa Options if Your Marriage in Hong Kong Has Irretrievably Broken Down?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Family Visas, VG Front Page / 37 responses

So, for better or for worse, you and your spouse have gone your own separate ways and the question of your dependent visa hangs over your head like the sword of Damocles and you don’t know where to turn as regards your continuing immigration permissions to remain in HK So, here are your options (divorce […]

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04

Sep 2012

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – Sept 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing / 7 responses

Phil and I covered some interesting ground on Morning Brew yesterday morning, driven mostly by recent posts to this Blog. If you’re interested in hearing more analysis on the Mike Tyson situation, the crazy American who tried to sue his way into an employment visa and the long stay residence options for people holding Capital […]

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02

Sep 2012

Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status vs. the Right of Abode for CIES Visa Holders

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme is a really neat visa for those well-off enough to be able to afford it. Permanent residency is available at the end of 7 years continuous ordinary residence, but it is not sufficient just to hold the visa – you have to have lived here too… QUESTION “Hi Stephen, I […]

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01

Sep 2012

10 Must-Have Resources for a Successful Hong Kong Permanent Residency Application

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing, Resource, VG Front Page / 72 responses

Download the slides from my accompanying talk here. Watch my accompanying talk here. Now that you’ve lived in Hong Kong for a minimum of 7 years continuously, you’ll no doubt be turning your attention to your eligibility for the right of abode and making preparations for a permanent residency application. To help guide you  in […]

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