Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Oct 2012

What’s the Minimum Capital Required for a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 5 responses

The Business Investment Visa in Hong Kong is different from the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme. The former requires an applicant to establish or join in a Hong Kong business actively, while the latter is just a matter of passively investing in the HKSAR. The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme requires at least ten million Hong Kong […]

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Oct 2012

Is It Possible for an SME to Sponsor a Work Visa for a Foreign National Employee in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 2 responses

Even if your business is relatively small, it is not totally impossible for you to serve as an immigration sponsor for a foreign national staff who you might wish to take up employment for you here in the HKSAR. In these circumstances, not only must the visa applicant him or herself pass the approvability test […]

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Oct 2012

Sometimes Large Employers Experience Hong Kong Employment Visa Refusals Too – Why Might This Be So?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, Refusals & Appeals / 8 responses

Most sizeable employers in Hong Kong have in house expertise when it comes to applying for employment visas for their foreign national staff. And, unless they specifically outsource their immigration service needs to professional advisors, they are typically very comfortable in making and managing work visa applications when the need arises. But sometimes, these applications […]

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Oct 2012

Hong Kong Investment Visa – An Excellent Example of a Foreign SME That Could Expect Immigration Approval to Relocate to the HKSAR

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Even modestly scaled SME’s with a track record of operations overseas can expect the Hong Kong Immigration Department to look favourably on an application from the owner for a business investment visa to, effectively, redomicile the business operations into Hong Kong. This question asked recently sets the scene nicely. QUESTION “Firstly thanks for providing such […]

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Oct 2012

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – Oct 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / No responses

On Mr Whelan’s show today, he was keen to learn more about visitor visas and also the immigration options for dependant visa holders who’s marriages have irretrievably broken down. We also had a short chat about the two-party nature of a Hong Kong employment visa application and the likelihood of small business owners actually being […]

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Oct 2012

Hong Kong Visas – The Long Stay Visitor’s Awkward Predicament

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 25 responses

3 or 4 times a week I receive a call from people who have exactly the same problem.It happens so often now, that I can tell what the problem is within the first 5 seconds of our conversation kicking off. And 9 times out of 10 these calls all follow a similar story line. Namely….. […]

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Oct 2012

Why Do Some Hong Kong Visa Applications Take Months to Finalise (if Ever)?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 31 responses

If your application for a Hong Kong visa is taking a very long time to process any number of things could be going on to cause the delay. For example, the Immigration Department may be doing deep background checks on you or any of your accompanying family members to assess your bona fides in respect […]

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Oct 2012

Do I Automatically Qualify for a Hong Kong Dependant Visa if My Partner Has a Work or Investment Visa Here?

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

The rule for dependant visas in Hong Kong is very simple and easy to understand. In order to qualify, the family members must be either the legal spouse or unmarried children under the age of 18. Where the principal applicant is moving to Hong Kong for work or investment, the family members simply follow in […]

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Oct 2012

The Economy at Home is Very Bad – So What Investment Visa Options Exist for You in Hong Kong?

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

Hong Kong has a lot to offer dynamic, entrepreneurial people who have a modicum of resources, some prior business experience and the desire to make a name for themselves out in Asia. Leaving aside the HKD10 million investment-for-residence programme known as the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme, Hong Kong offers the possibility for current overseas business […]

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Oct 2012

Is the Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Just Too Competitive to Be Realistic?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Special Programmes / 9 responses

So, here’s the rub. You’re assessing your chances for a Quality Migrant Admission Scheme visa and you think you’re on to a solid chance of approval. You’ve got a good points score, a clean record, connections in Hong Kong and enough funds to live for the first 12 months without needing to find a job. […]

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