Immigration In Bite-Sized Chunks

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Oct 2012

The Economy at Home is Very Bad – So What Investment Visa Options Exist for You in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas / 11 responses

Hong Kong has a lot to offer dynamic, entrepreneurial people who have a modicum of resources, some prior business experience and the desire to make a name for themselves out in Asia. Leaving aside the HKD10 million investment-for-residence programme known as the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme, Hong Kong offers the possibility for current overseas business […]

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Oct 2012

Is the Hong Kong Immigration Department Website Actually Any Use to Visa Applicants?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department website is good for a few things but not very good at all where it counts – namely, indicting to you your chances of success in getting your Hong Kong residence visa application approved. You see, immigration policy in Hong Kong is governed by highly confidential guidelines which the general […]

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Sep 2012

What Does it Take to Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa Approved?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas / 5 responses

Securing an approval for an investment visa is one of the hardest challenges there is in the realm of Hong Kong immigration practice. Your mission is to pass the approvability test and demonstrate definitively to the Hong Kong Immigration Department that you can make a substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong as a […]

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Sep 2012

Why Do Hong Kong Investment Visas Get Denied?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, VG Front Page / 19 responses

The approvability  test for a Hong Kong investment visa is that you have to show you are in a position to make a substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong. If you can do this through the calibre of your business plan and the manifest strength of your investment visa application then you can […]

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Sep 2012

The Merits of Applying for a Reconsideration of a Refused Hong Kong Visa Application

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Refusals & Appeals / 8 responses

The saying goes that a lawyer who represents himself in court has a fool for a client. The same could be said for a refused visa applicant who remains serious about his residence prospects for Hong Kong in the wake of the HKID refusing his application for immigration status here. Why do I say this? […]

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Aug 2012

I Hate My Boss & Want to Leave My Job – What About My Work Visa for Hong Kong?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 13 responses

In actual fact, your employment visa permissions belong to you, not your employer as they are just the sponsor of your immigration status, not the final arbiter of whether you can remain in Hong Kong or not. Only the Hong Kong Immigration Department hold this power. If you find your position with your employer untenable […]

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Aug 2012

What Hong Kong Visa Options Exist for Unmarried, Trailing Partners?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 23 responses

Under Hong Kong immigration policy, if you’re married, life is pretty much plain sailing from a visa perspective. Married spouses accompanying their partners to the HKSAR when they come to work secure dependent visas which effectively provide carte blanche approvals to engage in any kind of activity which is lawful, eg, study, work, or establish […]

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Aug 2012

The 5 Key Factors Which Impact on Your Eligibility for a Hong Kong Employment Visa

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 14 responses

Typically, the following  five considerations all impact on the availability of employment visa permissions for Hong Kong: 1 –  You need a credible sponsor – this means, an established company which has been established for more than 2 years and which currently employs local staff, has offices and manifestly operates commercially in the HKSAR. 2 […]

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Aug 2012

Time Spent Outside of Hong Kong With Work – the Impact on Your Right of Abode After 7 Years

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, VG Front Page / 8 responses

You, like many foreign nationals working in Hong Kong, may quickly adopt the place as your long term home and, naturally enough, will be keen to maintain your residence status here to allow you, subsequently, to go on to secure the Right of Abode. So the question is begged as to what you can do […]

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Aug 2012

What’s the Story When You Hold a Hong Kong Work Visa and Face Redundancy?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 10 responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are highly sympathetic to foreign nationals who find themselves with an employment visa sponsored by an employer that has had to make them redundant. In this situation you can expect the employer to notify the HKID of the fact of your redundancy and therefore you need to act on the […]

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