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QOTW: Can I Expect to Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa if All of Our Work is Undertaken Outside of Hong Kong?

March 17th, 2014

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The question asked actually belies a bigger issue when it comes to getting a  business investment visa for Hong Kong… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I’m looking at incorporating an internet based Company in Hong Kong, with the intention to cut my residency ties to my current country and operate the Company full time there. All of […]

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March 14th, 2014

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Hey, if you’ve got an audience, you should use it occasionally, right? Thought you might  be interested in the other project we’re involved in. I have learned that recording your intellectual capital in this way creates an asset that just keeps on giving. Let me know if you’d like our team to do it for you too […]

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CPD Course: Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide (March 21, 2014) SOLD OUT

March 13th, 2014

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I’m really looking forward to delivering this programme as it’s been a while since the last one… The March 21, 2014 CPD programme where I teach the lawyers all the stuff I know about Hong Kong business immigration is all sold out. If you’ve missed out this time not to worry as an overflow programme […]

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Interview: Has Hong Kong’s Effort to Forge a Particular Social Fabric Through the Constructs of its Immigration Policy Been Successful Do You Think?

March 11th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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How Can Hong Kong Technology Startups Improve Their Chances of Winning Investment Visa Approvals for Their Founders?

March 7th, 2014

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So you’re now committed to getting your Startup off the ground here in Hong Kong… When it comes to getting investment visa approvals, the problem with most technology startups is that most of them are boot strapped, most of them are run according to the Lean philosophy – and most of them fail within the […]

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Why Do Hong Kong Technology Startups Mostly Struggle to Win Investment Visa Approvals for Their Founders?

March 6th, 2014

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Bootstrappping and running Lean can be a double edged sword as a foreign national starting up in Hong Kong… The startup scene is Hong Kong has gone from strength to strength these last  5 or 6 years and I’m often asked how feasible business investment visas are for foreign nationals seeking to establish a new […]

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Do You Need to Spend a Minimum Number of Days Per Year in Hong Kong In Order to Maintain a Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Visa?

February 27th, 2014

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Does the rationale of the CIES dictate that you spend a certain amount of time in the HKSAR each year in order not to lose the status? QUESTION After grant of  a Capital Investment Entrant Scheme visa, say if you live overseas, how many days/weeks or months/year, will you have to prove you have stayed […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – February 2014

February 20th, 2014

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Freezing at RTHK today… Phil kicked us off with a listener question today (thanks Steve!) which raised the spectre of discrimination. We then went on to discuss Start Up businesses and the various initiatives in play assisting the start up scene in Hong Kong. You can listen to our complete discussion here. Phil can be found […]

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If You’re Thinking of Starting Your Own Business in Hong Kong You Won’t Want to Miss This…!

February 10th, 2014

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Tomorrow night (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)  at the Paperclip HK in Sheung Wan is an event you won’t want to miss if you have ever even remotely thought about starting your own business in Hong Kong. SIGN UP NOW – BOOKING OUT FAST  (We are also making our video production studio available to every attendee […]

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