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Hong Kong Investment Visa – The 3 Legs of the Application Approvability Stool

June 8th, 2023

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Hong Kong Investment Visa – The Approvability Test I am often asked the question ‘can I freelance’ in Hong Kong or ‘what’s the minimum’ needed to anticipate an approval as an Entrepreneur for a Hong Kong investment visa. This short video lays out how to corral your thinking if you wish to start your own […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Swapping Status?

May 1st, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

First Published September 12, 2015 Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. Working my way through all of our content these last 40 days as we work to complete our large language model programming activity for VisaGeeza.Ai I have ‘re’found’ this series of […]

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The Foibles of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications That Only Experience Can Fully Appreciate

April 3rd, 2023

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 4 responses

The foibles of Hong Kong visa & immigration applications that only experience can fully appreciate – I originally published this post on April 29, 2013 and updated it on April 3, 2023…10 years on – some things never change… Hong Kong immigration & visa applications: both the Hong Kong Visa Handbook and the accompanying updates posted […]

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20 – How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Any Professional Help – Application Plan

March 23rd, 2023

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 13 responses

Updated March 23, 2023  Get the 100% Free Application Roadmap Here Today – Still Highly Relevant & Useful! On January 17, 2013 I gave a talk at Centre O in Wanchai on how to go about applying for a Hong Kong business investment visa without the need to pay for any professional help. 10 years have gone by and […]

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As a Visitor Living in Hong Kong Do You Need to Get An Investment Visa if You Freelance Here But All Your Income is Sourced Overseas?

March 7th, 2023

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First Published October 2, 2019 – Advice Still Valid Today What is the law about visitors working in Hong Kong as freelancers but not engaging in the local economy? Whilst this question was first asked 4 years ago, I have received three very similar quiestions in the last week so nows the time to republish […]

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Hong Kong Work Visas-Criminal Record Declaration Now Needed

March 5th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Sherpa, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / No responses

Hong Kong Work Visas-Criminal Record Declaration Applicable to New CIES Visas Too Wider Applicability Starting in February last year, the government announced that various immigration programmes in Hong Kong would be modified, requiring applicants to declare their criminal record status before obtaining an entry visa to come and live in the HKSAR (and not just […]

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Has the Hong Kong Immigration Department Tightened Up On Applicants With Criminal Records Recently?

January 28th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Update February 27, 2023 The question of criminal records and how they impact on Hong Kong visa applications keeps cropping up… QUESTION Hi, I have previously lived in Hong Kong, once as a student so obviously held a student visa and then a couple of years later working there so had an employment visa. I’m […]

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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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I Possess an APEC Business Travel Card – Will It Advantage Me in My Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

December 2nd, 2022

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

This question really is all about the Catch 22 which I have posted on quite a few times previously. However, there is an interesting twist in that the questioner has entered Hong Kong on an APEC Business Travel Card and none of his clients are actually based in Hong Kong. So I am grateful for […]

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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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