The Visa Geeza

Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Jan 2019

How to Swap a Hong Kong Dependant Visa for a Hong Kong Work Visa – From 39,000 Feet (Whiteboard Animation)

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

How to swap a Hong Kong dependant visa for a Hong Kong work visa – from 39,000 feet! We are presently building the website for our new corporate services proposition, Hong Kong Visa Sherpa. You can download an infographic of this video content here. We are bringing a whole new line of content to help companies […]

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Jan 2019

Hong Kong Investment Visa – The 3 Legs of the Application Approvability Stool

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 10 responses

I am often asked the question ‘can I freelance’ in Hong Kong or ‘what’s the minimum’ needed to anticipate an approval as an Entrepreneur for a Hong Kong investment visa. This short video lays out how to corral your thinking if you wish to start your own business in Hong Kong and need the permission […]

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03

Jan 2019

The Perils of Contriving a Job Offer Just for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 17 responses

First Published November 25, 2013 Sometimes foreign nationals in Hong Kong take the view that it is acceptable to collaborate in the conjuring up of a job offer just for the purposes of helping a friend or professional colleague secure an employment visa in the HKSAR. However, this is fraught with danger and should not […]

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15

Dec 2018

Business Review – The Sword of Damocles for Successful Hong Kong Investment Visa Applicants

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 1 response

If your investment visa has been approved but the Hong Kong Immigration Department believe your application was marginal, you can expect your visa to be subject to Business Review the first time that it comes up for extension. This works as follows: During your original application the HKID may not have been completely persuaded of […]

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13

Dec 2018

Hong Kong Business Investment Visas – the Catch 22 for Foreign National Entrepreneurs

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 3 responses

  There are 2 pathways you can follow to apply for a business investment visa for Hong Kong. 1. You can be in Hong Kong as either as resident or a visitor seeking to adjust your immigration status to join in an existing, or establish a new, business; or 2. You can apply prospectively for […]

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27

Nov 2018

Hong Kong’s Not Got Talents – Visa Geeza on RTHK Backchat – November 21, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

November 21, 2018 Visa Geeza on RTHK Backchat  –  Hong Kong’s Not Got Talents Last Wednesday I was invited to participate in a discussion entitled Hong Kong’s Not Got Talents on RTHK Radio 3 ‘s Backchat show hosted by Hugh Chiverton and Jenny Lam. My fellow contributors were Mark Michelson, Chairman CEO Forum, IMA Asia; […]

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02

Nov 2018

Do I Really Need an Employment Visa if I Get 6 Months’ Visitor Status Upon Arrival & Intend to Work in Hong Kong for a Maximum of 2 Weeks?

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

Is it ever legal to work in Hong Kong – especially on a short term basis – with a Visitor Status – without the permission of the Director of Immigration? QUESTION I am a UK based one person limited company and have been asked by a major financial services company with a business based in […]

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26

Sep 2018

LIFTING THE LID – Why The Hong Kong Visa Centre Doesn’t Take On Every Prospect Client Opportunity

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / No responses

In this occasional series of commentary, I provide a peek inside our professional practice and offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Hong Kong Visa Centre team. In this short piece, I discuss the reason why, here at the Hong Kong Visa Centre, we end up only ever acting for […]

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23

Sep 2018

Hong Kong Investment Visa – Case Which Would Not Get Approved Today But Will Be Approved 9 ~ 12 Months From Now

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / No responses

First Published December 13, 2012 This question is a really interesting one as, from an immigration perspective, it suffers from the lack of a compelling reason for the owner of the business to be able to show the Hong Kong Immigration Department that she is in a position to make a substantial contribution to the […]

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19

Sep 2018

Hong Kong Dependant Visas Finally Available To Same Sex Partners – New ImmD Policy

Posted by / in Family Visas, Feature Article, Musing / 9 responses

Hong Kong dependant visas finally available to same sex partners! I will update the Hong Kong Visa Handbook section over the course of the next few weeks (it’s a quite a lot of work) but for now here is the new policy direct from the horses mouth (verbatum!) Immigration policy on entry of dependants revised […]

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