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Dec 2012

How Onerous is the Sponsorship Role in a Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 10 responses

When a foreign national intends to start a new – or join in an existing – business in Hong Kong he needs a sponsor for his investment visa application. If the business is already well established, then the partners in that business will most typically serve as the sponsor of the application. But if the […]

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Dec 2012

Statistically, What Are the Chances of Your Hong Kong Investment Visa Application Being Approved?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 15 responses

Each year, there are between  250 and 400 business investment visas approved in Hong Kong. This compares with the approximately 1,600 Capital Investment Entrant Scheme visas which are issued here annually. As a business investment visa approval can be had for less than a HKD1 million investment in Hong Kong, compared to the minimum HKD10 […]

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Dec 2012

Is it Ever Possible to Extend a Hong Kong Training Visa?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 4 responses

An application to enter Hong Kong for a limited period of training (meaning not more than 12 months) to acquire or deliver special skills and knowledge not available in the applicant’s country or the sponsoring company may be favourably considered if: 1. There is no security objection and the applicant has no known record of serious […]

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13

Dec 2012

How Flexible is the Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme in Enabling Chinese Nationals to Come & Work in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 6 responses

The Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme can be used in a number of creative ways to facilitate the entry of suitably qualified mainland residents to take up employment in Hong Kong. In spite of the general perception that it is hard for Chinese nationals to secure an employment visa in Hong Kong moving […]

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Dec 2012

How to Get a Hong Kong Working Visa Automatically – With No Questions Asked!

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 20 responses

Until only just a few short years ago, it was nigh on impossible for foreign nationals studying for an undergraduate or post graduate degree at a university in Hong Kong to secure an employment visa upon their graduation. However, since the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates came into effect in 2008, any student visa holder […]

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Dec 2012

What Are the Chances of Swapping from a Training Visa to an Employment Visa For the Same Employer Once the Period of Training is Over?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 5 responses

Many foreign nationals and the companies which bring them to Hong Kong to receive or deliver training on a short term basis, believe that it is possible to go on to change over to an employment visa once the prescribed period of training has been completed. Yet 99% of all such applications are rejected by […]

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Nov 2012

The 4 Essential Aspects of a Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Visa Application Approval

Posted by / in Hadley Says… / 4 responses

If you’re applying for a visa under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme, it is vitally important that four specific issues be addressed positively before you submit your application. Firstly, you need to have a minimum of ten million Hong Kong dollars to lock into certain Hong Kong dollar denominated permissible investment asset classes which, at […]

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29

Oct 2012

What’s the Minimum Capital Required for a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 5 responses

The Business Investment Visa in Hong Kong is different from the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme. The former requires an applicant to establish or join in a Hong Kong business actively, while the latter is just a matter of passively investing in the HKSAR. The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme requires at least ten million Hong Kong […]

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Oct 2012

Is It Possible for an SME to Sponsor a Work Visa for a Foreign National Employee in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 2 responses

Even if your business is relatively small, it is not totally impossible for you to serve as an immigration sponsor for a foreign national staff who you might wish to take up employment for you here in the HKSAR. In these circumstances, not only must the visa applicant him or herself pass the approvability test […]

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Oct 2012

Sometimes Large Employers Experience Hong Kong Employment Visa Refusals Too – Why Might This Be So?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, Refusals & Appeals / 8 responses

Most sizeable employers in Hong Kong have in house expertise when it comes to applying for employment visas for their foreign national staff. And, unless they specifically outsource their immigration service needs to professional advisors, they are typically very comfortable in making and managing work visa applications when the need arises. But sometimes, these applications […]

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