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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

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

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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Teaching the Lawyers: Business Immigration to Hong Kong : A Practical Guide (March 21, 2014) – Course Materials For Your Use

March 21st, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 24 responses

Yours truly delivering Business Immigration to Hong Kong : A Practical Guide at the Chinese Club today.   I’ve been doing this about 15 years now. The course is accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong as part of the Solicitors’ Continuing Professional Development programme. I always enjoy myself when I do this as I […]

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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

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

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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** Cheeky Plug For Video Cha Cha! **

March 14th, 2014

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

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

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

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

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / 1 response

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

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / No responses

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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