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Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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Jun 2020

Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Swapping Status?

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First Published September 12, 2015 Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short video, I discuss how spouses finding themselves in unfortunate immigration circumstances can go about swapping visa status’ to solve their pressing visa problems. More Stuff You May Find Useful […]

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Jun 2020

Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Twilight Zone?

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First Published June 25, 2015 Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short video, I discuss the Hong Kong visa Twilight Zone. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean…Swapping Status? Hong Kong immigration… what […]

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May 2020

What Happens to My Girlfriend’s Hong Kong Employment Visa if She Quits Her Job and We Get Engaged – Can She Carry on Working on the Strength of Our Relationship?

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Does being formally engaged to be married to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident materially impact the work permissions available to an employment visa holding fiance? QUESTION I am a permanent resident of Hong Kong working here and I met my girlfriend who is currently employed and on a working visa. However she no longer wants to […]

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May 2020

My Girlfriend is in Detention Prior to Removal – if I Marry Her Will She be Able to Get a Dependant Visa?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

This is a sad situation for a couple who find themselves in a maelstrom of immigration difficulties caused by a less than sensible choice some time previously. QUESTION I am a permanent resident in Hong Kong and am planning to marry my girlfriend. My girlfriend is in detention prior to removal. She’s from the Philippines. […]

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May 2020

Is There Such an Animal as a Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor? The General Employment Policy anticipates that foreign national Professionals seeking to work in Hong Kong are subject to a formal employer-employee relationship. So what’s the situation if the employer wants to engage you as a contractor? Is it do-able? QUESTION Dear Stephen,  I got a working visa […]

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May 2020

As a Hong Kong Work Visa Holder, If I Own Shares in a Company Here Will It Disqualify Me From Getting a Student Visa?

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Hong Kong being the dynamic ‘all-things-to-all-people’ type of place it is, oftentimes, certain life circumstances here throw up immigration challenges that need to be considered carefully to ensure that you do not inadvertently run afoul of the law and end up doing things that are no commensurate with your formal conditions of stay. This question […]

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May 2020

Can I Still Sponsor a Hong Kong Dependant Visa for My New Wife If I Hold an Employment Visa But Am Presently Between Jobs?

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What will ImmD make of an application to sponsor a dependant visa by a Hong Kong employment visa holding foreign national who doesn’t presently have a job here? QUESTION I am in between jobs (currently on an employment visa in Hong Kong) and plan to get married soon (outside HK). I would like to arrange […]

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May 2020

Can I Apply to Extend My Current Hong Kong Work Visa At the Same Time as I Apply for a Change of Employer?

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

First Published April 5, 2016 I’ve been asked this question a lot these days so I’m republishing this earlier answer here… How can you manage an impending Hong Kong work visa expiry challenge with a current employer with the prospect of a wholly new employment looming large? QUESTION My first Hong Kong work visa issued […]

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May 2020

Is It Possible to Maintain My 6 Years’ Ordinary Residence In Hong Kong & Get the Right of Abode Next Year if I Plan to Move to Taiwan Soon?

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

What happens if you get to 6 years continuous ordinary residence then plan to leave Hong Kong? QUESTION Hello, I am in Hong Kong since 6 years on an employment visa all throughout and am aiming for PR next year in July. However, I am about to change job and the new company wants me […]

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May 2020

Can I Study then Get Married All Whilst Holding a Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsored by a Company I No Longer Work For?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

This post was first published on December 2, 2012 Life in Hong Kong throws up many new opportunities and this question seeks to understand the implications for 7 years continuous residency in respect of an eventual right of abode application where an overall switch over in life plans sees a lady intending to relinquish her […]

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