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Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Apr 2018

Divorced? How Can You Prove That You Have Lawful Custody of Minor Children if You Wish to Bring Them to Hong Kong to Live With You?

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

In a blended family situation, the question often arises about how to secure Hong Kong immigration status for children from a previous relationship… QUESTION I’m a Korean married to a resident here, so eventually will have a dependant visa. The question is, what is the process for getting a dependant visa for my 16-year old […]

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Apr 2018

The Experience of Being Denied Entry As A Visitor to Hong Kong

Posted by / in Musing, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

The experience of being denied entry as a visitor to Hong Kong… Got this email in over the weekend. Good to share:Hi, I travelled to Hong Kong on 12th on a PAR from India. The immigration officer asked me for the duration of my stay. I told her I am in hong kong for 10 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Mar 2018

The Vexed Question of Hong Kong Visas for Chinese National Spouses Resident on the Mainland

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

Hong Kong visas for Chinese national spouses cannot be directly sponsored by their Permanent Resident spouses. So, what ‘unconditional visa’ options exist, if any, for family reunion purposes? QUESTION I am a Hong Kong  PR (Canadian, been in HK for 9 years now working as a CPA) and recently married a PRC resident, who is […]

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Mar 2018

How Can I Convert My Foreign Domestic Helper Visa to a Dependant Visa After Marriage to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 22 responses

Can you swap from a foreign domestic helper visa to a dependant visa whilst in Hong Kong? QUESTION My domestic helper, from the Philippines, is married to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident. Her contract with me expires in April and they want to apply for a dependent visa for her. Is this possible, what are […]

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