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Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Mar 2022

Can I Still Get Permanent Residency in Hong Kong if I Lose My Job and My Visa Work Expires On Exactly the Same Day as My 7 Year Anniversary in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

First Published September 14, 2017 Tough question this – so what’s the answer…? QUESTION Hello Hong Kong Visa Geeza, This website is simply wonderful and resourceful!! Thanks. I had a question and was wondering if you can please help. I finish 7 years in Hong Kong in November and my current employment visa expires on […]

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Mar 2022

Can I Extend My Hong Kong Visitor Visa Due to Travel Difficulties Caused By COVID19?

Posted by / in COVID CHRONICLES, Musing, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / No responses

Can I Extend My Hong Kong Visitor Visa Due to Travel Difficulties Caused By COVID19? What’s the deal if you come to Hong Kong as a visitor,  seeking to remain in Hong Kong as a visitor due to COVID19, such that you can’t “come and go” in the normal fashion that people historically have done, […]

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Mar 2022

Hong Kong Investment Visa Extension – I Have Only Been Granted an Initial Six Months Limit of Stay – Help!

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

Hong Kong investment visa extension after being granted only an initial 6 month limit of stay? QUESTION Dear Visa Geeza, I’d like to thank you for building such useful resources online. I followed your advice when preparing my business investment visa. My visa got approved and with a six month review condition. I have already […]

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02

Mar 2022

How Easy (or Hard) is it For a Chinese Spouse Resident on the Mainland to Secure a Dependant Visa for Hong Kong?

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

Can a Chinese spouse resident on the Mainland secure a dependant visa for Hong Kong? QUESTION My brother is married to a Chinese girl. He is Singaporean and coming to Hong Kong on a working visa. Can he get his wife a dependant visa for Hong Kong? They have proper legal marriage certificate from Singapore. […]

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Feb 2022

Should You Ever Get Married Just for Hong Kong Visa Purposes?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 14 responses

The answer is no – you should never get married just for Hong Kong visa purposes! But if you are in a genuine, long-standing, loving committed relationship and potentially forced apart due to an unexpected, or involuntary relocation to Hong Kong for work purposes and marriage was an inevitability anyway, then… QUESTION I am a […]

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24

Feb 2022

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 / 39 responses

An Oldie But A Goodie! (First Published September 6, 2012) 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 […]

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Feb 2022

What Are You Really Buying From a Hong Kong Immigration Consultant?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 9 responses

First Published 2012 (10 Years Ago – Look How Young I Am!) There is sooooo much chatter on public forums about the value which Hong Kong immigration consultants add to the overall process of securing residency in Hong Kong. What the majority of these people fail to appreciate is the very simple reason why the […]

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Feb 2022

Newcomer’s Guide to Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Infographic, VG Front Page / 10 responses

This infographic sets out how the path to securing a Hong Kong employment visa is traveled, from the decision to look for work through to granting of the all-important visa in your passport. More Stuff to Help You Along The perils of contriving a job offer in order to make an employment visa application in […]

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Feb 2022

Can I Extend My Hong Kong Visa Outside of Hong Kong Due To The Pandemic?

Posted by / in COVID CHRONICLES, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Sherpa, VG Front Page / 2 responses

Can I Extend My Hong Kong Visa Outside of Hong Kong Due To The Pandemic? So the question is whether or not you can get an extension to your residence visa considered while you’re offshore?  Historically, you’ve needed to be back in Hong Kong in order to progress an extension of stay application, if you’re […]

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Feb 2022

How A Hong Kong Right of Abode Application Plays Out

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / 2 responses

How A Hong Kong Right of Abode Application Plays Out (Reprise) I am grateful to a user of our websites who has sent me this report of his experience in his right of abode application recently to share with everyone. 28/01/2021 ROP145 submitted online (as Chinese citizen holding foreign passport, with one period of continuous […]

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