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

August 31st, 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: What Do ImmD Make of Getting Married Here When Applying for a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

August 22nd, 2015

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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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Is There a Minimum Annual Residency Requirement to Maintain a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

August 15th, 2015

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Can you keep your Hong Kong dependant visa if you no longer live in Hong Kong with your sponsoring spouse? QUESTION My wife has a Hong Kong dependant visa. She recently took a job outside of Hong Kong and will not be able to return for 8-10 months. Is there a requirement for dependant visas […]

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QOTW: Dependancy? Visas for Mainland Spouses of Hong Kong Permanent Residents

August 5th, 2015

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The vexed question of dependant visas for mainland spouses of Hong Kong permanent residents QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a Hong Kong  PR (Canadian, been in Hong Kong for 9 years now working as a CPA) and recently married a PRC resident, who is a senior manager in a bank in Shanghai. What kind […]

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LIFTING THE LID: The Ideal Client For a Hong Kong Immigration Services Firm

July 17th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / No responses

In this occasional series of commentary, I provide a peek inside our professional practice and offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Hong Kong Visa Centre team. In this short piece, I discuss the ideal client for a Hong Kong immigration services practice! More Stuff You May Find Useful or […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Visa Gossip & Rumours?

July 4th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / No responses

Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short video, I discuss the hoary old chestnut of Visa Gossip & Rumours. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean… Twilight Zone? Hong Kong immigration… what does […]

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ImmD @ Sixes & Sevens Presently – Longer Case Processing Times Than Usual Being Experienced At This Time

June 28th, 2015

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Longer Case Processing Times – the Enhancement Measures of the Hong Kong Immigration Department came into effect on May 4… Image Credit Since then it is now routinely taking longer across the board for most applications affecting foreign national applicants and temporary residents alike. Whilst it is still very early on in the life of […]

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QOTW: What Happens to Your Hong Kong Dependant Visa if Your Spouse is Made Redundant?

June 19th, 2015

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If your spouse loses his (or her!) job what impact does it have on your Hong Kong dependant visa? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am on a Hong Kong dependant visa. My husband and I were both working for the same company (he has been with them over 2 years in Hong Kong) and we […]

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LIFTING THE LID: What Would It Take For the Hong Kong Visa Centre to ‘Fire’ a Client?

May 15th, 2015

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In this occasional series of commentary, I provide a peek inside our professional practice and offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Hong Kong Visa Centre team. In this short piece, I discuss what needs to happen in the relationship with a Hong Kong Visa Centre client that would lead […]

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Hong Kong Immigration Policy – 2015 Enhancement Measures Come Into Effect

May 6th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Uncategorized, Visitor Visas / No responses

On Monday May 4, the Hong Kong Immigration Department 2015 Enhancement Measures officially came into effect. I will be in the studio this weekend recording more details but for now, it’s a case of puff and fizzle rather than crash and boom! I will be posting updated frequently on what we learn and the Hong Kong […]

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