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Dec 2022

Hong Kong Resident Visa Extension of Stay – Offshore Processing Now Permitted (Temporarily)

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Sherpa, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / 10 responses

INITIALLY PUBLISHED JANUARY 2, 2021 – UPDATED DECEMBER 10, 2022 The Immigration Department Accepts Applications for Extension of Stay from Hong Kong Non-permanent Residents Outside Hong Kong (Extended Until June 30 2023) https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/ext/npr.html (Temporary Measures Update) https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2022/12/20221209/20221209_191044_925.html The Immigration Department has extended the facilitation measure that allows eligible non-permanent residents who are outside Hong Kong to apply […]

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10

Dec 2022

How Can I Prove ‘7 Years Residency’ for My Hong Kong Right of Abode Application if I Do Not Have Any Old Tenancy Agreement Copies?

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

How to skin the cat of the ‘missing tenancy agreement’ is an oft-faced challenge in the game of the Hong Kong Right of Abode Application after 7 years continuous ordinary residence by a foreign national intending permanent resident.  QUESTION What happens if I am unable to provide copies of my tenancy agreements in support of […]

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08

Dec 2022

Does the Hong Kong Immigration Department Positively Consider Family Reunion as a Factor to Employment Visa Grant?

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

First Published January 4, 2020 Employment visa grant? What do the Hong Kong Immigration Department take into account exactly when considering an application for an employment visa where the applicant has recently divorced from a Hong Kong resident? QUESTION I have been in Hong Kong for two years and have recently divorced.  I have care […]

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06

Dec 2022

Can I Set Up a Hong Kong Company, Employ My Business Partner & Sponsor an Employment Visa For Him?

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

The answer to this question is multi-part and ultimately driven by the challenges associated with a New Business Situation… QUESTION I am based in Hong Kong and would like your advice on visa applications for a friend.   A friend of mine, who is based in the US and I have been discussing a business opportunity for Hong Kong and […]

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04

Dec 2022

Can I ‘Touch And Go’ At Hong Kong Airport To Keep My 3 Year PR Active During Covid19?

Posted by / in COVID CHRONICLES, Feature Article, Long Stay & PR, Musing, VG Front Page, Your Question Answered / No responses

Can I ‘Touch And Go’ At Hong Kong Airport To Keep My 3 Year PR Active During Covid19? I’ve answered this question several times via email by now so it’s time to explain it here … https://www.bio-hk.com/quarantine-procedures-for-entry-via-airport/ QUESTION Hi Stephen It will be 3 years this festive season since I was last in Hong Kong. […]

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02

Dec 2022

I Possess an APEC Business Travel Card – Will It Advantage Me in My Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

This question really is all about the Catch 22 which I have posted on quite a few times previously. However, there is an interesting twist in that the questioner has entered Hong Kong on an APEC Business Travel Card and none of his clients are actually based in Hong Kong. So I am grateful for […]

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24

Nov 2022

How Do You Prove to the Hong Kong Immigration Department That You Have Tried to Recruit Locally?

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

Excellent question earlier this week. Great opportunity to slay a few sacred cows. QUESTION Hi, one of the requirements for the work visa application is a proof of genuine vacancy. What if a sponsoring company doesn’t do job ads? What can he present? He does recruit locally via his network since he is just a […]

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06

Nov 2022

Is It Ever OK to Work in Hong Kong on a Visitor Visa?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 15 responses

First Published September 22, 2021 Is it ever OK to work in Hong Kong on a visitor visa? You would assume, quite reasonably, that if the Hong Kong Immigration Department advised you that is was OK to come to Hong Kong as a visitor and work, then that would be kosher, right? Wrong! In this question, […]

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24

Oct 2022

Hong Kong Immigration Policy Enhancements October 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Resource, Sherpa, VG Front Page / No responses

Hong Kong Immigration Policy Enhancements October 2022. An interesting turn up for the books last week, when the Chief Executive gave his maiden policy address where he laid out certain Enhancements to our immigration policy which are designed to both attract foreign businesses to Hong Kong and also prescribed Talents. We apparently had a hundred and forty thousand […]

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20

Oct 2022

What Paperwork (If Any) Goes Into Your Passport to Recognize that You Are a Hong Kong Permanent Resident?

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Dead simple question this one with a very short answer (for a change!) QUESTION What paperwork/ piece of paper, if any, goes in to your passport to recognize that you are a permanent resident of the HKSAR?  For the last 7 years I’ve had a dependant visa.  I need to know as I have one […]

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