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Feb 2018

Will a Short Period of Time Away From Hong Kong Break My Continuity of Residence for My Eventual Right of Abode Application?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 6 responses

Short period of time away from Hong Kong break my continuity of residence? Sometimes, continuity of ordinary residence can inadvertently be broken due to factors outside of your control… QUESTION I recently graduated from a Hong Kong university after 2 years of permanent study. Due to circumstances I had to return to my home country […]

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Feb 2018

Is it Legal for Company B to Hire Me Away from Company A (Assuming No Local Can Fill the Vacancy) & Apply For a New Hong Kong Work Visa Before the First Expires?

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

New Hong Kong work visa? This question has a straightforward answer which has been addressed quite a few times previously on this Blog but it was asked in such a novel away it made me realize that not everyone views Hong Kong immigration through the lens that I have carried with me for 20 years! […]

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Feb 2018

Do You Need a Hong Kong Employment Visa if You Work For a Hong Kong Company But Not in Hong Kong?

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

Do the Hong Kong Immigration Department expect every foreign national employee of Hong Kong registered companies to have employment visas even if they have never worked (or never will work) in the HKSAR? QUESTION Is there any problem with a Hong Kong registered company employing someone currently resident in Malaysia for a role supporting one […]

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03

Feb 2018

Will I Still Qualify for the Right of Abode if I Worked Temporarily in Macau Yet Lived in Hong Kong for the Full 7 Years?

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 17 responses

I may be the middle of my NYC break but immigration stops for no man! Just before I left, I received the following question in regards to a Right of Abode application – which required me also taking a look at her documents. I’m grateful for the questioner’s permission to include our dialogue here on […]

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01

Feb 2018

Do You Need to Leave Hong Kong to ‘Activate’ Your Recently Secured Employment Visa Extension?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

The answer to this question seemed so obvious to me before, but now it has been asked, I realize it’s not immediately obvious to everyone, so I’m grateful for the opportunity to address it now… QUESTION I have just recently had my employment visa successfully extended.  For 2 years.  My passport has been updated with […]

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26

Jan 2018

What Visa Options Exist For A Trailing Girlfriend Where There is No Possibility of a Hong Kong Defacto Spouse Visa?

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

The pickings are slim where there is no possibility of a Hong Kong defacto spouse visa (otherwise known as a prolonged visitor visa)… QUESTION I have looked over your website and found lots of good information. However, I think I have a question that may not have been answered on the site. I have been […]

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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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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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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 / 84 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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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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