The Visa Geeza

Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Jun 2017

Is 7 Weeks a Long Time to Wait For the Hong Kong Immigration Department to Finalize a Training Visa Application?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

Foreign nationals can come to Hong Kong to give or receive training – the question is how long can you reasonably expect the visa application consideration exercise to take? QUESTION I recently signed a contract for a 12-month training with one of the biggest insurance companies in Hong Kong.  My application for training visa has […]

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10

Jun 2017

What Can I Do If My Employment Contract Ends on the Same Day as My Hong Kong Work Visa and I Need to Stay Here a While Longer to Sort Out My Affairs?

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

Employment law and immigration law are often overlapping but must be dealt with separately… What can I do If my employment contract ends on the same day as my Hong Kong work visa and I need to stay here a while longer to sort out my affairs? QUESTION I am in a fix with a […]

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06

Jun 2017

10 Steps to a Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application – The Start Up Visa

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 short video discusses the so-called Startup Visa. The Rest of the Series Introduction How We Got Here Must Have Resources The Startup Visa Step 1 – […]

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Jun 2017

10 Steps to a Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application – Must Have Resources

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 short video discusses how the anchor to this talk is a post in our website called Must Have Resources for this type of visa application The […]

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28

May 2017

How Can I Go From Being a Sponsored Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder to Working in My Own Business as I Wait Out the 7 Years to Permanent Residency Here?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

If you leave your job and want to start your own business in Hong Kong, what are the immigration implications of this if you are a temporary resident foreign national employee? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I am in a bit of a pickle, I am currently waiting for my PR and I have a visa extension […]

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26

May 2017

Will My Frequent and Lengthy Visits to Hong Kong Over the Last 2 Years Compromise My Ability to Secure an Employment Visa Subsequently?

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

So, you’ve been hanging out in Hong Kong as a Visitor for quite a while and have now decided you wish to become formally resident…. will the extended time spent here previously impact your chances for an employment visa? QUESTION I’ve been staying in Hong Kong for nearly 2 years on a tourist visa, I’ve […]

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24

May 2017

What Chance of Approval for a 3-6 Month Intern Visa for Hong Kong & What Documents Are Needed?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 8 responses

Intern visa for Hong Kong? Internships for foreign national students seeking experience in Hong Kong are getting ever more popular… QUESTION Hi, Our company is trying to hire an intern on a short 3-6 months internship. He holds a British passport. If he meets all the criteria on the Hong Kong Immigration Website, will there be […]

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20

May 2017

Does Time Spent Outside of Hong Kong Working For A Hong Kong Employer Break Continuity of Residence for PR Purposes After 7 Years?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

Time spent outside of Hong Kong working for a Hong Kong employer? This question has come up before but the questioner has assumed that his training visa will be extended subsequently so…  QUESTION I am married and have two kids aged 8 and 5. I have recently taken up employment in Hong Kong with a […]

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18

May 2017

Hong Kong Visa Geeza – How I F#cked Up Between 2000 and 2010

Posted by / in Feature Article, Musing / 2 responses

On March 2, 2017 I was asked by Campfire in Kennedy Town to contribute to their FUCKUP NIGHT series and invited to share my tale of business woe and commercial misfortunes which befell me between 2000 and 2010. Hong Kong Visa Geeza – How I F#cked Up Between 2000 and 2010 – this is that […]

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May 2017

10 Steps to a Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application – How We Got Here

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 short video sets out the background to the entrepreneur vs startup visa situation which prevails in Hong Kong today. The Rest of the Series Introduction How […]

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