A Visa For Entrepreneurs

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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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Hong Kong Visa Centre Refunds 200% Fee to Client Who’s Application Was Refused by the Hong Kong Immigration Department

February 7th, 2014

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The inevitable finally occured… Today, my professional practice, the Hong Kong Visa Centre, honoured our 200% Fee Refund Guarantee to an investment visa applicant who’s case was refused by ImmD recently. This is the first time in the three years since we introduced this policy that we have had to honour our commitment and just […]

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Interview: What’s Actually Involved in Getting a Hong Kong Investment Visa Approved?

February 6th, 2014

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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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Interview: Do You Think the Relatively Low Number of Foreigners Coming to Live and Work in Hong Kong is Due to it Being Hard to Get a Visa?

January 13th, 2014

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Coming to live and work in Hong Kong – 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 […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – January 2014

January 9th, 2014

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It had been nigh on three months since I last got to be grilled by Mr Whelan on Morning Brew over at RTHK so it was pleasing to make his acquaintance once again when I popped in to see him on Broadcast Drive a little earlier today. Phil was keen to talk about paper trails […]

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