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I Have an Employment Visa and I Want to Bring My Girlfriend to Hong Kong – Options Please?

January 10th, 2023

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

” I Want to Bring My Girlfriend to Hong Kong”. This is a common challenge for people in serious, yet relatively new  relationships. The Hong Kong visa options are few and far between. You absolutely have to make sure that you stay on the right side of the law on this one. It’s all too […]

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Hong Kong Resident Visa Extension of Stay – Offshore Processing Now Permitted (Temporarily)

December 11th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Sherpa, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / 10 responses

INITIALLY PUBLISHED JANUARY 2, 2021 – UPDATED DECEMBER 10, 2022 The Immigration Department Accepts Applications for Extension of Stay from Hong Kong Non-permanent Residents Outside Hong Kong (Extended Until June 30 2023) https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/ext/npr.html (Temporary Measures Update) https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2022/12/20221209/20221209_191044_925.html The Immigration Department has extended the facilitation measure that allows eligible non-permanent residents who are outside Hong Kong to apply […]

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How Can My FDH Visa Holding Fiance Transition into A Dependant Visa With 6-12 Months to Go Before We Get Married?

October 11th, 2022

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

First Published June 27, 2018 Documenting proof of the genuine nature of your relationship is a condition precedent to the grant of a dependant visa with the burden of proof decreasing the longer you have been married. Consequently, the newer your relationship / marriage the greater the onus is on you to satisfy ImmD that […]

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HIV Health Checks & Your Hong Kong Visa Application

August 26th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 24 responses

First Published May 13, 2013 HIV Health Checks Hong Kong Visa Application ? Amazing really. more than 20 years in the business of Hong Kong immigration and this is the first time I can remember this question ever being raised. So, now you know! QUESTION Hi Stephen, I do not see this issue addressed on […]

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Can a Hong Kong Sole Proprietorship Form the Basis of a Self-Sponsored Change of Sponsorship Hong Kong Work Visa Approval?

July 18th, 2022

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

Can you get a self-sponsored change of sponsorship Hong Kong work visa? Fantastic question this which took me 10 minutes to think the answer through for! QUESTION As an expat, I currently work for a company that sponsored me in Hong Kong for my work visa.  I now no longer want to work exclusively for […]

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Can I Extend My Hong Kong Employment Visa if I Have No Job Presently But a Baby Born in Hong Kong?

June 12th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, VG Front Page, Your Question Answered / No responses

First Published November 19, 2017 Complex immigration scenarios sometimes present themselves with unforeseen consequences – which I am grateful to be able to explore in this excellent question just in… QUESTION I am Canadian and have lived in Hong Kong for almost 6 years. I recently quit my job and my working visa will expire […]

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Please Help Me Help You By Asking Hong Kong Immigration Questions I Can Actually Answer!

April 15th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 52 responses

IMPORTANT: Please note that we have no competency in Foreign Domestic Helper visas. Any such questions are best directed at an FDH agency who have significant experience in those types of visas. I receive 70-100 questions a week on this Blog and most of these are very succinct, allowing me to quickly drill down on […]

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Dependant Visa Proof of Means – A Chicken & Egg Situation for a Couple Relocating a Business to Hong Kong

March 12th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

First Published August 24, 2017 Thankfully, Hong Kong immigration is not overly bureaucratic or legalistic so what appears to be an intractable problem more often than not is not such a big deal after all… QUESTION Hello, My wife and I were married earlier this year. I am a US citizen, but she is an […]

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How Easy (or Hard) is it For a Chinese Spouse Resident on the Mainland to Secure a Dependant Visa for Hong Kong?

March 2nd, 2022

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 6 responses

Can a Chinese spouse resident on the Mainland secure a dependant visa for Hong Kong? QUESTION My brother is married to a Chinese girl. He is Singaporean and coming to Hong Kong on a working visa. Can he get his wife a dependant visa for Hong Kong? They have proper legal marriage certificate from Singapore. […]

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Should You Ever Get Married Just for Hong Kong Visa Purposes?

February 28th, 2022

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 14 responses

The answer is no – you should never get married just for Hong Kong visa purposes! But if you are in a genuine, long-standing, loving committed relationship and potentially forced apart due to an unexpected, or involuntary relocation to Hong Kong for work purposes and marriage was an inevitability anyway, then… QUESTION I am a […]

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