Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Sep 2022

Is There Any Fixed Residency Requirement for Retention of a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

Not every stint for work or business means full time residency in Hong Kong so what to do about ‘half-timers’? QUESTION I am pursuing options to take up employment in Hong Kong and would like to know if there is any residence requirement for retention of a work visa. For example, how long can one […]

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Sep 2022

I Have Sworn a Declaration That I am Leaving Hong Kong to Receive an MPF Refund – Am I Now Precluded From Making an Application for the Right of Abode Here?

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

What a great question – never been asked this before! QUESTION I have been resident in Hong Kong for 5 and a half years on a working visa. I lost my job over 6 months ago and thought that I had no option but to leave. I obtained the MPF refund in May and signed […]

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Sep 2022

Why Applying for a Hong Kong Foreign Domestic Helper Visa for Your Girlfriend is Not a Good Idea

Posted by / in Family Visas, Hadley Says… / 9 responses

Girlfriend visa for Hong Kong? First Published August 8, 2012 So, you’ve met a lovely local girl recently on your holiday to Thailand, Indonesia or the Philippines and you’re thinking about the kind of visa she might get to allow you both to carry on your relationship now that you’ve returned back to Hong Kong. […]

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Sep 2022

Hong Kong PR After 7 Years

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Hong Kong PR After 7 Years? What does it take to qualify for Hong Kong PR after 7 years? Are you a foreign national having arrived in Hong Kong legally and have held a residence visa here back to back with no gaps for a full seven years? If so, you might be in the hunt […]

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13

Sep 2022

Hong Kong Visa Information In Less Than 60 Seconds

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Case Study, Resource, VG Front Page, Your Question Answered / No responses

From my new YouTube Shorts channel. Perhaps you can Subscribe please? Once this channel gets to 100 Subscribers, I can name it officially the Visa Geeza channel! I have historically never given much thought to YouTube but in recent times have figured out how it really works to help connect with folks who need answers […]

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12

Sep 2022

Will a Break in Continuous Employment Mean a Break in Continuous Residence For the Purposes of a Hong Kong Right of Abode Application?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 11 responses

First Published July 2012 This question raises a really good point of Hong Kong immigration practice and provides an opportunity to shed some light on how ‘continuity of residence’ is considered by the HKID when it comes to permanent residency applications from 7 year-resident foreign nationals in the HKSAR. QUESTION “Hi, I have been working […]

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10

Sep 2022

Half Way Through the Process, is it Possible to Cancel One Hong Kong Employment Visa Application to Start a Second One Instead?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 6 responses

It sometimes happens that 2 job offers emerge in quick succession and you prefer to accept the 2nd one but the visa application for the first one has already started. So what happens in a situation like this? QUESTION I am currently in Hong Kong and about to sign a contract with a company who […]

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08

Sep 2022

Why There’s no Such Thing as Migrating to Hong Kong But Rather, It’s All About Your Rationale

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

Question: Hi there, I am interested in migrating to Hong Kong, wasn’t sure what is the best route – getting employment take times, and I wonder what might be the alternative. I am going to open a domain company but not sure if that works. I need some help to explore some of options but […]

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Sep 2022

Freelance Consulting in Hong Kong – Can You Get a Visa?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 6 responses

First Published April 22, 2012 Visas for one-man consulting businesses figure constantly in our enquiries Inbox. This post will attempt to put to bed this question once and for all… QUESTION “I am currently working as a consultant for a South African company and I am doing consulting for a large international conglomerate in Hong […]

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Sep 2022

My Employment Visa Has Been Refused – What Can I Do Now?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

My employment visa has been refused …. We have been contacted a lot recently by applicants who’s cases have been refused  – so this question is both timely and, for all those affected, of great significance. QUESTION “I would like to know if, once  I have received the first rejection letter from an Officer of the […]

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