Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Dec 2012

How Onerous is the Sponsorship Role in a Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 10 responses

When a foreign national intends to start a new – or join in an existing – business in Hong Kong he needs a sponsor for his investment visa application. If the business is already well established, then the partners in that business will most typically serve as the sponsor of the application. But if the […]

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Dec 2012

It Took Me Almost 12 Months to Settle in Hong Kong After My QMAS Approval – When Does the 7 Year Clock Start Ticking for the Right of Abode?

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / No responses

The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme provides the successful applicant with a window of time after approval to make arrangements to move to Hong Kong and, after the first year, an extension is only available on the basis you can show that you have ‘settled’ here. It is this act of settlement that holds the key […]

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27

Dec 2012

10 Must Have Resources for a Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Visa Application

Posted by / in Musing, Resource, Special Programmes / 17 responses

The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is the jeckyll and hyde visa programme of the Hong Kong Immigration Department. At once, it is a tremendous addition to the various visa options available to intending foreign national residents of the HKSAR and is warmly welcomed. However (truth be known) in the final analysis it is not much […]

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Dec 2012

Statistically, What Are the Chances of Your Hong Kong Investment Visa Application Being Approved?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 15 responses

Each year, there are between  250 and 400 business investment visas approved in Hong Kong. This compares with the approximately 1,600 Capital Investment Entrant Scheme visas which are issued here annually. As a business investment visa approval can be had for less than a HKD1 million investment in Hong Kong, compared to the minimum HKD10 […]

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Dec 2012

Finally the HKID Shed Some Light on What Constitutes ‘Talent’ in a QMAS Application (3 Case Studies’ Video)

Posted by / in Musing, Special Programmes / 5 responses

Either the Hong Kong Immigration Department are ‘on the sell’ or word has finally gotten back to them that its time to let prospective applicants under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme know something of the calibre and credentials of  people who pass muster and are successful in securing a QMAS visa. As you may know, […]

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Dec 2012

Is it Ever Possible to Extend a Hong Kong Training Visa?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 4 responses

An application to enter Hong Kong for a limited period of training (meaning not more than 12 months) to acquire or deliver special skills and knowledge not available in the applicant’s country or the sponsoring company may be favourably considered if: 1. There is no security objection and the applicant has no known record of serious […]

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13

Dec 2012

How Flexible is the Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme in Enabling Chinese Nationals to Come & Work in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 6 responses

The Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme can be used in a number of creative ways to facilitate the entry of suitably qualified mainland residents to take up employment in Hong Kong. In spite of the general perception that it is hard for Chinese nationals to secure an employment visa in Hong Kong moving […]

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Dec 2012

How is the Hong Kong Investment Visa Process Actually Experienced by the Typical Foreign National Visa Applicant?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas / 17 responses

Getting a Hong Kong investment visa approval is one of the hardest single challenges when dealing with the Hong Kong Immigration Department. The approvability test of substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong is somewhat nebulous and the immigration Department website is not especially forthcoming as to what they are actually looking for in […]

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11

Dec 2012

How to Get a Hong Kong Working Visa Automatically – With No Questions Asked!

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 20 responses

Until only just a few short years ago, it was nigh on impossible for foreign nationals studying for an undergraduate or post graduate degree at a university in Hong Kong to secure an employment visa upon their graduation. However, since the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates came into effect in 2008, any student visa holder […]

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Dec 2012

A Harsh Decision – Why the Hong Kong Immigration Department Will Not Give My Client a Prolonged Visitor Visa

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

I’ve written lots and lots previously about same sex partner visa applications for Hong Kong. To recap, same sex partners who are in a loving committed life partner relationship and who have cohabited previously prior to their relocation here, can expect that the ‘trailing spouse’ will go on to procure a prolonged visitor visa in […]

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