Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Jan 2013

What to Do if You Find Yourself in the Hong Kong Visa ‘Twilight Zone’

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 4 responses

Sometimes, Hong Kong residents find themselves changing employers or swapping from a sponsored employment visa to a business investment visa, when their current limit of stay expires and they find themselves ‘without a visa’ whilst the Hong Kong ID are working on their applications. In this instance, so long as you have an ‘active application’ […]

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Jan 2013

How Can a Foreign National Permanent Resident of Hong Kong Get a HKSAR Passport?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Long Stay & PR / 31 responses

The HKSAR passport is an excellent travel document affording visa free privileges to travel to and visit some 150 countries worldwide. If you are a foreign national permanent resident of Hong Kong you can consider, if you so desire, applying for a HKSAR passport, usually if your present country of origin does not offer you […]

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Jan 2013

What Happens if You Inadvertently Breach Your Conditions of Stay by Taking Up an Unauthorised Employment in Hong Kong Without First Applying for a Change of Sponsorship?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas, VG Front Page / 10 responses

Under Hong Kong immigration law, foreign nationals are granted employment visa permissions to undertake work for a specific employer on the nominated terms and conditions of the employment agreement which underpins the work permissions granted on the issue of the initial visa, any subsequent change of sponsorship approval or your last employment visa extension. Any […]

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Jan 2013

I Will Only Be Working in Hong Kong For 6 Weeks – Should I Bother Getting an Employment Visa?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 3 responses

Hong Kong immigration law is very clear about the need for foreign nationals to secure permission to work in Hong Kong. If you intend to come here to take up employment, paid or unpaid, for long or short duration, for a local or an overseas employer, you need to secure the consent of the Director […]

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Jan 2013

UPDATE: Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visas for British Nationals – the Jury is Still Out After All

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 1 response

I am really grateful to Paula Walker of Crown Mobility for engaging last week on the topic of prolonged visitor visas for British nationals seeking to join their loved ones in Hong Kong. Following on from Thursday’s post (where I reported that UK nationals are no longer able to persuade ImmD to grant them prolonged visitor visas) […]

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Jan 2013

Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visas No Longer Available to British National Trailing Life Partners

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

It has recently become apparent that British Citizens can no longer receive Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visas to stay in Hong Kong with their defacto spouses and Life Partners… Update: the issue remains open, after all… QUESTION Hi I moved here with my partner two years ago for his job and since then have been […]

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Jan 2013

How to Engage the Hong Kong Visa Centre if Your Application Has Been Refused by the Immigration Department

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Feature Article, Refusals & Appeals / 7 responses

It is a terrible feeling to have your Hong Kong visa application rejected by the Immigration Department and you may by now, be wishing that perhaps you would have been better off seeking professional help from the outset after all. Nevertheless – it is what it is – and if you’re thinking it’s now time […]

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Jan 2013

What Happens if You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa Limit of Stay?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 92 responses

The Immigration Department are very strict about people who overstay their visa in Hong Kong. If you are a visitor here and find yourself a day or 2 accidently overstaying, and have a good reason for this oversight, you may very well be able to sort it out at the airport as you depart. However, […]

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Jan 2013

2 Hong Kong Visa Centre Clients Get a Mention in the South China Morning Post Today

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 1 response

http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1131033/ins-and-outs-immigration-visas Pleased to see our clients Steve Mansfield and David Lambert got a shout out in today’s SCMP in the wake of an interview I did with Tiffany Ap last week. She asked if I’d be prepared to introduce a few of our clients with a view to interview and, whilst the piece largely skated over […]

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Jan 2013

WRAP UP: How to Apply for a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Any Professional Help – Public Talk by Stephen Barnes on January 17, 2013

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 34 responses

There was a smaller than average turnout but the numbers were perfect for the cosy, ‘mingle and talk’ environment afforded by Centre O in Wanchai last Thursday night. I was there to talk about the challenges faced by foreign national entrepreneurs in securing the necessary immigration permissions to join in or establish businesses here in […]

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