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Jul 2022

Can a Hong Kong Sole Proprietorship Form the Basis of a Self-Sponsored Change of Sponsorship Hong Kong Work Visa Approval?

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Can you get a self-sponsored change of sponsorship Hong Kong work visa? Fantastic question this which took me 10 minutes to think the answer through for! QUESTION As an expat, I currently work for a company that sponsored me in Hong Kong for my work visa.  I now no longer want to work exclusively for […]

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Jul 2022

How To Become An Entrepreneur In Hong Kong – 60 Minute Presentation

Posted by / in Feature Article, Investment Visas, Musing, VG Front Page / 2 responses

Last Thursday, July 7 2022, I participated in a hosted Webinar on How To Become An Entrepreneur in Hong Kong. This one hour presentation was hosted by banking services provider Statrys and supported by my colleague Will Probert of Zzzzip. The material itself is self-explanatory and I hope you find it helpful in understanding how […]

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Jul 2022

What Visa Options Exist Where a Couple Have Met On-line & They Wish to Live Together in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

First Published May 23, 2018 So, what would the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of a relationship forged via the Internet? QUESTION Hello, I’m resident in Peru,  South America. I met a Hong Kong woman by chat; she lives in Hong Kong. We have been planning for me to go there and stay, only problem […]

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Jul 2022

Want To Be An Entrepreneur In Hong Kong?

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Want To Be An Entrepreneur In Hong Kong? Covid19 has been, and continues to be, the bane of Hong Kong but it’s going to end, sooner rather than later, and now is the ideal time to bring forward those long standing plans to ditch the rat race of full time employment and get your entrepreneurial […]

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Jul 2022

What Can be Said to Constitute ‘Ordinary Residence’ for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Right of Abode Application?

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 24 responses

This post was first published on December 9, 2012. The question of what constitutes ‘ordinary residence’ in the determination of a Hong Kong right of abode application for a 7 year foreign national resident, can, ultimately, only be settled by the Court. The Hong Kong Immigration Department have their own means of assessing whether an […]

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Jul 2022

My Hong Kong Visa Application Was Closed by ImmD After Correspondence Was Lost – What Happens Now?

Posted by / in Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Sometimes, correspondence gets lost and ImmD might close an application believing it has been abandoned when they hear nothing further from an applicant. Meanwhile, the applicant is on tenterhooks awaiting the outcome. What can you do to rectify this ultimate disconnect? QUESTION The company that is sponsoring me applied for an employment visa for me […]

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Jun 2022

How Can I Get the Approval of the Immigration Department to Change My Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship Without My Current Employer Learning About It?

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

Changing jobs in Hong Kong requires the permission of the Director of Immigration… Dear Stephen, How can I get the approval of the Immigration Department to change my Hong Kong employment visa sponsorship without my current employer learning about it? I have a stable job in Hong Kong and am finalizing an offer with a […]

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Jun 2022

Is it Ever Possible to Swap a Foreign Domestic Helper Visa into a Regular Employment Visa in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Your Question Answered / 29 responses

Can you swap a Foreign Domestic Helper visa into a Regular employment visa? This is a reasonable question that has an obvious answer although not for the reasons you might typically expect. In 20 years of practising Hong Kong visa and immigration consultancy, the only successful change of status application from FDH to residence visa […]

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Jun 2022

If My Hong Kong Training Visa Application is Denied Will I be Precluded From Visiting the HKSAR Subsequently?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

What happens if your application for a Hong Kong training visa gets refused – will you be able to arrive and visit Hong Kong subsequently – or not? QUESTION I’ve been accepted into a startup accelerator in Hong Kong. It’s not one of the “pre-approved” ones for the so-called Start-up visa so I’ve been recommended […]

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Jun 2022

I Am a Multi-faceted Artist – What Type of Hong Kong Visa Suits Me Best?

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

First Published November 23, 2017 What type of Hong Kong visa do you turn to when you have an eclectic mix of artistic talent and capabilities? QUESTION I am a Canadian Artist, Designer and Model at present I have been creating lots of project around Asia, and am looking at basing my self in Hong […]

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