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Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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May 2018

Am I Eligible for An Extension to My Hong Kong Dependant Visa if My PHKID Card Holding Spouse Doesn’t Actually Live Here Now?

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

The Hong Kong Immigration Department grant dependant visas on the basis of family reunion in Hong Kong. Where, however, the sponsoring spouse is no longer resident in the HKSAR, the question is begged as to whether or not an extension will be available for the sponsored dependant visa holder? QUESTION I currently live in Hong […]

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May 2018

Can I Work on the Side Under a Hong Kong Work Visa (Can I Have a Side Job)?

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

So, exactly what privileges come with a Hong Kong work visa? Can you actually work on the side under a Hong Kong work visa? QUESTION Hi! I have a question regarding employment visas. I currently hold a full time Hong Kong work visa from a company (X), and I just registered my own business and […]

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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

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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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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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 / 33 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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Apr 2018

Married to a PHKID Card Holder Overseas – the Hong Kong Visa Situation for the Foreign National Spouse

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

Married to a PHKID Card Holder Overseas – There is quite a lot of confusion surrounding the question of immigration status in Hong Kong for foreign nationals who married their permanent ID card holder spouses overseas and who now wish to move to Hong Kong.   This question, just in, provides an opportunity to clear […]

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