Telling It Like It Is

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Oct 2012

Why Do Some Hong Kong Visa Applications Take Months to Finalise (if Ever)?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 31 responses

If your application for a Hong Kong visa is taking a very long time to process any number of things could be going on to cause the delay. For example, the Immigration Department may be doing deep background checks on you or any of your accompanying family members to assess your bona fides in respect […]

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Oct 2012

Do I Automatically Qualify for a Hong Kong Dependant Visa if My Partner Has a Work or Investment Visa Here?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Hadley Says… / 12 responses

The rule for dependant visas in Hong Kong is very simple and easy to understand. In order to qualify, the family members must be either the legal spouse or unmarried children under the age of 18. Where the principal applicant is moving to Hong Kong for work or investment, the family members simply follow in […]

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12

Oct 2012

Is the Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Just Too Competitive to Be Realistic?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Special Programmes / 9 responses

So, here’s the rub. You’re assessing your chances for a Quality Migrant Admission Scheme visa and you think you’re on to a solid chance of approval. You’ve got a good points score, a clean record, connections in Hong Kong and enough funds to live for the first 12 months without needing to find a job. […]

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08

Oct 2012

Getting a Working Visa for Hong Kong is a Simple Matter of Filling in the Forms, Right?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 13 responses

With the relatively large number of foreign nationals working in Hong Kong at any one time, it is easy to conclude that getting the permission of the Hong Kong Immigration Department to pursue your career here is a relatively straightforward affair. Actually, Hong Kong prides itself on a corruption-free, efficient and non-legalistic immigration process and, […]

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05

Oct 2012

What’s the Deal About Advertising Your Job Locally Before You Can Apply for an Employment Visa in Hong Kong?

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

The question is often asked if it is absolutely necessary to undertake a local advertising campaign in respect of a job to be offered to a foreign national who needs a visa to take up an employment in Hong Kong. The answer is, it all depends. In the case of intercompany transferees, certainly not. The […]

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Sep 2012

Is the Travel Pass as Good as a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

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

The Travel Pass is designed for frequent visitors to Hong Kong who have a current, pre-existing employment outside of the HKSAR that is going to continue in the future. Moreover, The Travel Pass requires that your frequent visits here will be of benefit to Hong Kong. You also need the support of a local contact […]

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Sep 2012

How Will Your Employment Visa Application be Impacted if the Hong Kong Company Employing You is New?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 3 responses

Where your proposed employer is a brand new company you can expect the Hong Kong Immigration Department to look very closely at the enterprise to make sure that it is in fact a suitable sponsor for your working visa permissions. In many ways, the due diligence which the Hong Kong ID undertake is very much […]

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15

Sep 2012

The Shiny New D-I-Y Hong Kong Visa Kit – Get Yours Today – 100% FREE!

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 22 responses

Getting a visa to live in Hong Kong can be a complicated process. Understanding what it takes to get your application approved is not easy to fathom as the Hong Kong Immigration Department website is informative but not especially useful. Instead you can use the free service from the Hong Kong Visa Centre. In the […]

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12

Sep 2012

What’s the Situation About the Need for Business Premises as Part of Your Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

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

The Hong Kong Immigration Department expect that, as part of any application for an investment visa, the entrepreneur will naturally establish a home for his or her business out of which the enterprise will operate. Whilst it often makes financial sense for a brand new start up enterprise to initially work from the spare bedroom […]

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Sep 2012

Will Any Time You Spend in Hong Kong as a Visitor Count Towards the Magic 7 Years for the Right of Abode?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Long Stay & PR / 22 responses

To get the Right of Abode in Hong Kong you need to: – Spend seven years continuously resident in the HKSAR – Have taken Hong Kong as your only place of permanent residence – Be obviously settled here, and – Have no outstanding taxation liabilities Moreover, you need to have held a resident visa in […]

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