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Cyberport Immigration Talk: Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts (With Dragon Law!)

April 25th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 7 responses

Cyberport Immigration Talk: On Thursday this week (April 28) at Cyberport, I am giving a presentation on visa considerations for business owners along with Chris Sykes from Dragon Law. Our joint session will look at both immigration and labour law issues frequently faced by those in business for themselves and you’re invited. It’s 100% free. […]

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Why Internet Forums Are A Cr@p Source of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Advice

April 8th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Forum Folly, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 33 responses

Hong Kong visa forums? Q – Would you ask a public forum for advice on how to get your teenage daughter off drugs? Q – Would you ask a public forum for advice on how to answer a tax question from the HK IRD? Q – Would you ask a public forum about how to make an application […]

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Can You Improve Your Chances of a Successful Hong Kong Work Visa Application By Contriving an Interim Intercompany Transferee Scenario?

April 4th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

On December 8, 2015, I was a guest of Startup Grind Hong Kong. . .  In the Q&A session which followed the fireside chat I was asked by Josh Steimle how you might be able to get a Hong Kong work visa application approved by finagling an interim intercompany transferee situation. More Stuff You May Find […]

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How To Extend the Exit-Entry Permit Endorsement for a Chinese National Temporary Resident of Hong Kong

March 2nd, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 2 responses

I recently received an email from a client who’s wife is Chinese (PRC passport holder) and had to go through an extension process for her Hong Kong/Macau Exit-Entry Permit Endorsement (blue book) as it was up for renewal. As this is a China immigration document/process and not a Hong Kong immigration document process, we have […]

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Your Questions Answered

QOTW: Will My Hong Kong Work Visa Change of Employer be Denied If My Fixed Compensation is Significantly Less Than in My Current Role?

February 27th, 2016

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

What happens to your Hong Kong work visa change of employer application if your new job pays much less than your old one? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I currently hold an employment visa with a Hong Kong company where I am receiving a monthly salary of HK$50,000 (fixed salary, no bonuses), and have been working with this […]

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The 7 Things to Tell Your Employer About Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship

January 15th, 2016

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 8 responses

If you have a job offer in hand and now need to secure an employment visa, just how much help can you expect from your prospective employer? Sponsors of Hong Kong employment visas may actually have no idea of what’s expected of them so this short video sets it all out in just 7 points. More […]

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Do You Need a Degree to Get a Hong Kong Work Visa?

January 6th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

Do you need a Degree to get a Hong Kong work visa? The short answer is no, not necessarily. Having said that, having a degree certainly helps on the road to visa approval, especially if you have post graduate qualifications as well. The Hong Kong employment visa approvability test calls for special skills, knowledge or […]

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Can the Sponsor of Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Hold Your Residence to Ransom?

December 4th, 2015

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 3 responses

Many foreign nationals holding Hong Kong work visas labour under the misapprehension that their employer somehow controls their immigration destiny by virtue of the fact that they sponsor their residence in Hong Kong. Nothing could be further from the truth!  More Stuff You May Find Useful or Relevant Hong Kong employment visa – teenage high […]

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Is it Better to Apply for Your Visa Before or After You Move to Hong Kong?

November 27th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 21 responses

This is an important question! As a matter of fact there are some types of Hong Kong immigration status where the rules are very strict about where you have to be on the day your application is formally submitted. For example, if you are applying for permanent residency, then you MUST be physically in Hong […]

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Can You Expect ImmD to Readily Approve a Hong Kong Work Visa Application Just Because the Applicant is a Child of the Owner of the Sponsoring Business?

November 22nd, 2015

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Hong Kong work visa application. What do ImmD make of applications for employment visas where the sponsoring business is owned by the visa applicant’s parent? QUESTION I have a limited company and I would like to bring my son up from Australia to be my right hand man. He is well qualified for the role […]

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