The Visa Geeza

Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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May 2018

How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong (American Club Talk) – Part 1 of 7 – The Make Up of My Presentation

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing, Resource / 5 responses

First Published on June 10, 2014 On May 29, 2014 The Henley Group sponsored a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. Spaces were limited and it booked out pretty quickly. Nevertheless, we recorded the whole presentation and are pleased to produce it here in […]

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May 2018

The Immigration Department Start Issuing ‘Out of Policy’ Hong Kong Dependant Visas for Qualifying Same Sex Partners On An Interim Basis

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing / No responses

Hong Kong dependant visas for qualifying same sex partners? Progress it seems. ImmD have quietly, of late, started issuing same sex partners who are married or have a civil partnership with an immigration status that is equal to a dependant visa. The status is ‘permission to remain in Hong Kong under only a limit of […]

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May 2018

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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May 2018

How Does a Prior Bankruptcy Impact on Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

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

Will previous financial difficulties experienced ‘in another life’ outside of Hong Kong impact on your ability to secure an employment visa here? QUESTION I’ve dreamed of living in Hong Kong for much of my life, but I have a bankruptcy in my past and don’t know if it will affect my plans to find a […]

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12

May 2018

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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09

May 2018

Introducing: Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS)

Posted by / in Musing / 2 responses

HOT OFF THE PRESS Yesterday, ImmD announced a new immigration Scheme designed to, allegedly, make life easier for certain types of employer who need to hire biotechnology, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, data analytics, financial technologies or material science experts AND who work and / or operate out of Hong Kong Science and Technology Park or […]

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May 2018

How Can a Defacto Spouse Gain Approval to Work Under a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa?

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

So, what happens if a defacto partner ‘trailing spouse’ wants to take up employment in Hong Kong under a prolonged visitor visa? Is this possible? QUESTION Hi Visa Geeza, I have been offered a job in Hong Kong and me and my de-facto partner are considering the move. Whilst the company will sponsor me,  my […]

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30

Apr 2018

Can I Look for a Job in Hong Kong and Attend Interviews If I Only Hold a Visitor Visa?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

Short and sweet this one, just as I like ’em! QUESTION Can I look for a job in Hong Kong and attend interviews if I only hold a visitor visa? More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Can I remain in Hong Kong as a visitor after my employment visa expires? Hong Kong visitors […]

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Apr 2018

What Is the Bare Minimum Income & Accommodation Arrangements to Suitably Sponsor a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 17 responses

Today’s question relates how the Hong Kong Immigration Department respond to requests for dependant visas from permanent resident sponsors, particularly those families who are relocating back to Hong Kong some years after the marriage commenced overseas. QUESTION Thank you for your wonderful website! My wife and I are planning on applying for a Dependant visa […]

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Apr 2018

If You Stay in Hong Kong for 7 Years as a De-facto Spouse Holding a Prolonged Visitor Visa Will You Qualify for Permanent Residency?

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

Short and sweet question today, but an important answer so worthy of a PodCast answer (I get loads of questions each day and I answer all of those capable of an answer (many are not – eg “I want to work in HK can you get me a job and help with the visa”?) . […]

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