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12

Jan 2018

Hong Kong Visitor Visa – Can My 2 Week Visitor Visa Wife ‘Piggy Back’ on My 90 Day Visitor Visa Nationality To Get The Same Limit of Stay As Me?

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

Does it help being a 90 day Hong Kong visitor visa national if your spouse is a 14 day Hong Kong visitor visa national? QUESTION I am an American who has recently married a Filipina.   I do not have any residence visa for Hong Kong; I’m just here as a 90 day visitor as a US citizen. […]

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08

Jan 2018

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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02

Jan 2018

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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Dec 2017

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

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 11 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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27

Dec 2017

Do You Need to Have Been Physically Present in Hong Kong for a Full Seven Years (i.e 2555 Days All Told) in Order to Qualify for Hong Kong Permanent Residency?

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 52 responses

Sometimes even the big name publications can get their facts (and law) wrong… do you need to have been physically present in Hong Kong for a full seven years (i.e 2555 days all told) in order to qualify for Hong Kong permanent residency? QUESTION Dear Stephen, The Wall Street Journal guide to HK states (here: […]

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23

Dec 2017

Can Elderly Parents Come to Live With Their Son Who Only Holds a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

if you hold a Hong Kong employment visa, bringing elderly parents to join you in Hong Kong is an area of immigration practice that is fraught with difficulty – as well as uncertainty. Dependant visas are, as a matter of policy, not available for non permanent residents yet it’s a scenario that presents itself all […]

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21

Dec 2017

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 be 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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18

Dec 2017

How to Change From a Hong Kong Dependant Visa to a Hong Kong Employment Visa (Whiteboard Animation)

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Sherpa / No responses

How to change from a Hong Kong dependant visa to a Hong Kong employment visa from 39,000 feet (whiteboard animation). We are presently building the website for our new corporate services proposition, Hong Kong Visa Sherpa. We are bringing a whole new line of content to help companies with more than 100 employees to do […]

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15

Dec 2017

What’s the Minimum Sum Needed in Your Bank Account to Successfully Sponsor a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

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

Got an income but no savings? What impact will this have on your ability to successfully sponsor a Hong Kong dependant visa? QUESTION Hello! I have a work visa and will apply for my husband to stay by applying for a Hong Kong dependant visa. Alas I have no savings, is there a minimum amount […]

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13

Dec 2017

Do You Need a Visa to Operate a Business in Hong Kong if You Are Not Yet Resident Here?

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

Great question today with a simple answer and an opportunity to shed some more light on the Catch 22 and  your ‘intention to reside’… QUESTION Who we are: We are a UK pharmaceutical wholesale distributor in business for 15 years, currently selling into Hong Kong.  Objective: To establish an office and register 3 pharmaceutical products with […]

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