The Visa Geeza

Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Apr 2016

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio 3 – April, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / No responses

It had been a few weeks since I got to see da mane mann Phil Whelan over at RTHK Radio 3 on Thursday.  As always, we had a good chat, getting to grips with the ramifications of the recent Audit Commission report on certain aspects of ImmD operations. You can listen to our complete discussion here. Phil works […]

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Apr 2016

Cyberport Immigration Talk: Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts (With Dragon Law!)

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 7 responses

Cyberport Immigration Talk: On Thursday this week (April 28) at Cyberport, I am giving a presentation on visa considerations for business owners along with Chris Sykes from Dragon Law. Our joint session will look at both immigration and labour law issues frequently faced by those in business for themselves and you’re invited. It’s 100% free. […]

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Apr 2016

Audit Commission Recommends Operational Changes at ImmD – April 2016

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The Hong Kong Director of Audit issued Audit Commission Report Number 66 on the 5th of April and has made recommendations, which the government has accepted, to change certain aspects of how ImmD undertake their duties. The Report is a mine of information (and runs to 86 pages long) but here follow some of the changes afoot: […]

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Apr 2016

Talk at Wynd – 10 Steps To A Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

I gave a talk entitled 10 Steps To A Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application at WYND earlier this evening. Here are the download resources promised: My Slides Accredited Startup Programme Cribsheet 10 Must Have Resources For a Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application

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Apr 2016

Ladies & Gentlemen – Please Meet Alex Barnes…

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I am hugely privileged to have a talented young filmaker as a nephew. Last week, Alex Barnes joined the Hong Kong Visa Centre /  Video Cha Cha and will be documenting a whole new array of content for our immigration business as well as at least 2 other projects which set out the ongoing story of […]

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Apr 2016

How To Create A Never Ending Stream of Customers By Building A Monopoly

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Towards the end of last year I was asked to talk about “marketing” at Entrepreneur Conf. at KPMG. I chose the title How To Create A Never Ending Stream of Customers By Building A Monopoly for a very good reason. This is my talk. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Visa Geeza Speaks […]

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Apr 2016

Why Internet Forums Are A Cr@p Source of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Advice

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Forum Folly, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 33 responses

Hong Kong visa forums? Q – Would you ask a public forum for advice on how to get your teenage daughter off drugs? Q – Would you ask a public forum for advice on how to answer a tax question from the HK IRD? Q – Would you ask a public forum about how to make an application […]

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Apr 2016

Can You Improve Your Chances of a Successful Hong Kong Work Visa Application By Contriving an Interim Intercompany Transferee Scenario?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

On December 8, 2015, I was a guest of Startup Grind Hong Kong. . .  In the Q&A session which followed the fireside chat I was asked by Josh Steimle how you might be able to get a Hong Kong work visa application approved by finagling an interim intercompany transferee situation. More Stuff You May Find […]

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Mar 2016

Stephen, How Did It Happen That You Became a Hong Kong Visa Expert?

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On December 8, 2015, I was a guest of Startup Grind Hong Kong. . .  Hong Kong Visa Expert? In the Q&A session after the interview, I was asked about how my expertise in Hong Kong immigration came about and I was delighted to set out for the record how one becomes ‘good’ at immigration in […]

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Mar 2016

QOTW: Will My Current Lack of Employment Under an IANG Visa Have Any Impact On My Application for the Verification of Permanent Identity Card?

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What is the impact on your eligibility for the right of abode if you hold an IANG visa but are without an employer at the time you apply for your permanent residency? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am currently in Hong Kong on IANG visa. My last extension for IANG visa was a year ago. […]

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