Visas For Legal Dependants

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QOTW: Do I Need to be Physically Present in Hong Kong When My Father Extends His Dependant Visa?

May 6th, 2016

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

My father extends his dependant visa: do you need to be physically present in Hong Kong when extending a dependant visa for an elderly parent? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a permanent Hong Kong resident. I am the sponsor of my father who is my dependent. My father is applying for an extension to […]

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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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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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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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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio 3 – October, 2015

October 20th, 2015

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing / No responses

Had a good old yarn with Mr Fantastic himself Phil Whelan yesterday at RTHK – we mostly covered same sex partners and the inequality of our dependant visa policy (or lack of it) where gay spouses are concerned. You can listen to our complete discussion here. Phil works real hard on his Morning Brew Facebook page which I […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Family Visas

October 6th, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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QOTW: My Husband Wants to Leave But I Want to Stay – Can I Remain Behind on My Hong Kong Dependant Visa Indefinitely?

September 12th, 2015

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So what options are available to Hong Kong dependant visa holding foreign nationals when their spouses are leaving Hong Kong and they want to stay? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am here on a Hong Kong dependent visa with my husband. He is planning to leave his employment in Hong Kong and return to his home […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Policy

September 1st, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Introduction

August 31st, 2015

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

On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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QOTW: What Do ImmD Make of Getting Married Here When Applying for a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

August 22nd, 2015

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

Does a simple trip to ‘city hall’ solve all your Hong Kong dependant visa problems? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am American. I have just accepted a role in Hong Kong. My employer is about to begin my visa paperwork to sponsor me for an employment visa. However, my girlfriend is Australian and I want […]

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