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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – July 2014

July 8th, 2014

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Back to see el-Maestro Whelan at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday – in the stinking hot showery weather to boot! Enjoyed my bi-monthly 15 minutes of fame with Phil early yesterday afternoon and discussed at length the further toughening of ImmD on business investment visa applicants. We also talked a lot about the Shenzhen Shutttle and went over […]

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UPDATE! If You Are Applying For a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa You Must See This!

July 7th, 2014

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An occasional important update from the Hong Kong Visa Centre… Two weeks ago, we had 3 business investment visas all refused on the same day. It is clear that the Hong Kong Immigration Department have recently gotten a lot tougher. If you intend to apply for a Hong Kong business investment visa, you must watch […]

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Investment Visas, the Catch 22, Multi-Level Marketing & What the Hong Kong Immigration Department Do Instead of Saying NO!

May 28th, 2014

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This is another snippet from the ‘teaching the lawyers‘ presentation I gave in March this year and organised by Profectional, the CPD programme folks… The first part of the presentation covers the essential elements of the Hong Kong business investment visa approvability test, but I cover off the Catch 22 between 2.17 and 7.16 and then […]

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InvestHK Israel Roadshow Comes to End With Some Amazing Israeli Tech Businesses On Their Way to Hong Kong

May 23rd, 2014

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The InvestHK Israel Roadshow came to an end yesterday… I have just had the most amazing 5 days in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem meeting with dozens of Israeli tech companies each with an eye on coming to set up in here Hong Kong. The depth of tech prowess from young Israelis, most of which is […]

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InvestHK Israel Roadshow – the Hong Kong Visa Geeza Does It Tough!

May 18th, 2014

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It’s a tough life helping to promote inward investment to Hong Kong, but someone has to do it… More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting 1. INFOGRAPHIC – One Man Investment Visa for Hong Kong 2. PDF – Information on the Hong Kong Business Investment Visa 3. PLAN – The Hong Kong Visa Application Roadmap 4. CASE […]

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Startup Grind – Intrepid Entrepreneur Jong Lee Shares His Wisdom On Doing Business in Hong Kong

May 6th, 2014

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My ‘other’ business Video Cha Cha proudly sponsors Startup Grind here in Hong Kong. Jong Lee is the Managing Director of RGL Holdings Limited and has spent over 15 years building businesses in various roles, ranging from private equity, to venture capital and angel investment, and entrepreneurship. Jong specializes in technology, media, traditional industries, and special […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – April 2014

April 18th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

Back with Mr Whelan at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday… Phil and I had a good old chat about how Wanchai’s finest are the toast of immigration agencies worldwide yesterday and also a discussion on how things are tightening up down at Immigration Tower. You can listen to our complete discussion here. Phil’s dulcet tones, great interviewing […]

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Really Are Getting Tougher Across the Board Now…

April 16th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 3 responses

It has taken me 21 years to make this claim…  I have been practicing in Hong Kong immigration advisory matters since 1993. All down those years, I have been asked countless times “is Immigration getting harder?’ and unflinchingly I have answered ‘no’. It has always been my experience that if you have an approvable case […]

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QOTW: Under What Conditions is it Possible to Apply for an Early Extension to a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

April 7th, 2014

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What will ImmD make of an early request for the extension of a Hong Kong investment visa? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Hello Stephen, I am 7 months into my first 12 month stint of an investment employment visa.  I am looking to move into a new apartment and the landlord is requesting a minimum of […]

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New Company Law in Hong Kong Impacts Entrepreneurs, Startups and Business Investment Visa Applicants

March 26th, 2014

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Hong Kong company law will never be the same again… I am grateful to Belinda Wong of Leader Corporate Services for sending through her Note on the new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance which came into effect earlier this month. If you’re a shareholder or director of a limited liability company incorporated in Hong Kong, you should […]

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