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Hong Kong Chef Opening A New Restaurant – What Visa Do I Need?

October 7th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Musing, VG Front Page / No responses

Hong Kong Chef Opening A New Restaurant – What Visa Do I Need? You’re presently working in a restaurant – you’ve got an employment visa sponsored by your full-time employer and that you’ve an interest in establishing your own establishment. You would like to understand the immigration dimensions and the implications of that – so […]

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Does A Hong Kong Visa Consultant Add Any Value to the Immigration Process?

October 3rd, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 11 responses

First Published December 13, 2013 Hadley has strong views about the value that Hong Kong immigration consultants add to the visa process in the HKSAR and in this short rant he sets them out for the world to know! Hong Kong visa consultant? More Stuff You May Find Interesting or Useful How can my FDH […]

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Is 50 Days a Particularly Long Time to Process a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application?

September 30th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 12 responses

How long should a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application take to finalize – especially in light of the 4 weeks cited on the Hong Kong Immigration Department website? QUESTION My working visa application is now almost into its 7th week (49 days and counting). There were documents that immigration requested from my sponsor which may have delayed […]

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Is There Any Fixed Residency Requirement for Retention of a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

September 24th, 2022

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

Not every stint for work or business means full time residency in Hong Kong so what to do about ‘half-timers’? QUESTION I am pursuing options to take up employment in Hong Kong and would like to know if there is any residence requirement for retention of a work visa. For example, how long can one […]

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Will a Break in Continuous Employment Mean a Break in Continuous Residence For the Purposes of a Hong Kong Right of Abode Application?

September 12th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 11 responses

First Published July 2012 This question raises a really good point of Hong Kong immigration practice and provides an opportunity to shed some light on how ‘continuity of residence’ is considered by the HKID when it comes to permanent residency applications from 7 year-resident foreign nationals in the HKSAR. QUESTION “Hi, I have been working […]

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Half Way Through the Process, is it Possible to Cancel One Hong Kong Employment Visa Application to Start a Second One Instead?

September 10th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 8 responses

It sometimes happens that 2 job offers emerge in quick succession and you prefer to accept the 2nd one but the visa application for the first one has already started. So what happens in a situation like this? QUESTION I am currently in Hong Kong and about to sign a contract with a company who […]

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Freelance Consulting in Hong Kong – Can You Get a Visa?

September 7th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 6 responses

First Published April 22, 2012 Visas for one-man consulting businesses figure constantly in our enquiries Inbox. This post will attempt to put to bed this question once and for all… QUESTION “I am currently working as a consultant for a South African company and I am doing consulting for a large international conglomerate in Hong […]

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My Employment Visa Has Been Refused – What Can I Do Now?

September 5th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

My employment visa has been refused …. We have been contacted a lot recently by applicants who’s cases have been refused  – so this question is both timely and, for all those affected, of great significance. QUESTION “I would like to know if, once  I have received the first rejection letter from an Officer of the […]

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I am an Independent Contractor Not an Employee – Can I Get an Employment Visa as an Intercompany Transferee?

September 3rd, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Sometimes, round-pegs-in-square-holes situations crop up which make the challenge of securing a Hong Kong employment visa especially daunting! This question raises a very interesting set of circumstances which make for an interesting visa application experience ahead! QUESTION “I have been working for the same group of companies for the last 7 years. We have operations […]

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I Have Lived in Hong Kong for 5 Years. Can I Extend My Work Visa for 2 Years, Quit My Job, Study Full-Time, then Apply for RoA?

August 30th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 8 responses

First Published October 9, 2012 Whilst the implementation of Hong Kong immigration policy is essentially very flexible, as an employment visa holder, until you have gone on to receive the right of abode (RoA) or unconditional stay after seven years continuous ordinary residence, your permissions to remain in Hong Kong are governed very tightly. I am […]

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