The Visa Geeza

Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

09

Apr 2018

I Am Married to a PRC National and a Permanent Resident Here So How Can We Live Together in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

What impact does being a Hong Kong permanent resident have on being married to a PRC national presently resident on the Mainland? My friend is a British Passport Holder who is a Permanent Resident in Hong Kong for over 20 years He married a mainland Chinese girl in Hong Kong and they now have a […]

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07

Apr 2018

How to Gee Up A Hong Kong Visa Application That is Taking a Long Time to Process

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

First Published on October 18, 2012 Whilst this question (along with the answer provided) discusses a dependant visa application, it does set the scene nicely for me to share with you how to go about prompting a response from the Immigration Department in an effort to keep your Hong Kong visa or other immigration application […]

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05

Apr 2018

Can I Do Business in Hong Kong Yet Live in Shenzhen to Save Costs & Commute Across the Boundary Each Day to Do My Business?

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

Living in Hong Kong ain’t cheap, that’s for sure… QUESTION I’m an Australian and British citizen currently living in Australia and I want to found a technology Startup company in Hong Kong because the government incentives seem very attractive to do so. The downside is that housing is ultra-expensive in Hong Kong and paying this […]

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03

Apr 2018

How Does Pre-existing Business Ownership Impact On a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa Application?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

Will what has been done before impact on a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa out of policy application now? QUESTION I have a general question regarding conditions of stay for a Hong Kong prolonged visitor visa. On the Hong Kong Immigration website it says: “Subject to the following conditions of stay: (a) he shall not take any […]

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29

Mar 2018

The Challenge of Visa Approvability for Freelance Writers & Reporters in Hong Kong

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

Freelancers in Hong Kong are often faced with a round-pegs-in-square-holes visa situation that is not easily resolved. This post attempts to deal with the challenge of visa approvability for these people and shed some light on what is actually do-able from an immigration perspective. QUESTION I am currently a full-time reporter in Hong Kong, I […]

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20

Mar 2018

10 Steps to a Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application – Step 10 – D-I-Y Application

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

On April 21, 2017 I gave a talk at WYND Co-working space in Lan Kwai Fong entitled 10 Steps to a Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application. This segment is Step 10 – D-I-Y Application The Rest of the Series Introduction How We Got Here Must Have Resources The Startup Visa Step 1 – Understand […]

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15

Mar 2018

Paying for Visa Help? The Who’s-Who of the Hong Kong Immigration Services Industry

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Infographic, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 30 responses

First Published September 17, 2017 Hong Kong immigration services? After almost 20 years of providing immigration advice and assistance in Hong Kong, I am in the uniquely fortunate position to really understand how the market works – and the choices that clients have when looking for professional assistance. My time working at the highest levels […]

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13

Mar 2018

Hong Kong Visa Geeza – Going Back to Blackburn – Chinese New Year 2018

Posted by / in Musing / 2 responses

At Chinese New Year 2018 I went back to Blackburn, Lancashire the town of my birth in northern England. It was bloody cold, right before the Beast from the East! More Stuff You May Find Interesting or Useful My Story In 10 Parts On Content Marketing Hong Kong Visa Geeza On RTHK Radio 3 Generosity […]

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10

Mar 2018

How Can I Manage the Collection of My Approved Visa Label if I Have No Fixed Address Before Arriving in Hong Kong? (TEMPLATE INCLUDED)

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 20 responses

Easy, yet an important question this one – all about visa label collection once your applications have been approved. QUESTION Hi, we have received information that our visa stamps will be sent out in November, however I will be travelling overseas during that time and won’t be at a fixed address until I arrive in […]

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08

Mar 2018

The Industry Secret Most Hong Kong Immigration Consultants Don’t Want You to Discover

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 31 responses

First Published December 14, 2012 [Looking around furtively…] Shussh… You are probably paying too much for your Hong Kong visa service. It’s true, and here’s the reason why. Your ‘easy’ Hong Kong visa application costs just as much as a ‘hard’ or ‘very hard’ case – yet your visa services provider does not distinguish them. […]

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