Right Of Abode After Seven Years

Your Questions Answered

I Am Married to a PRC National and a Permanent Resident Here So How Can We Live Together in Hong Kong?

April 9th, 2018

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

What impact does being a Hong Kong permanent resident have on being married to a PRC national presently resident on the Mainland? My friend is a British Passport Holder who is a Permanent Resident in Hong Kong for over 20 years He married a mainland Chinese girl in Hong Kong and they now have a […]

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Paying for Visa Help? The Who’s-Who of the Hong Kong Immigration Services Industry

March 15th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Infographic, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 30 responses

First Published September 17, 2017 Hong Kong immigration services? After almost 20 years of providing immigration advice and assistance in Hong Kong, I am in the uniquely fortunate position to really understand how the market works – and the choices that clients have when looking for professional assistance. My time working at the highest levels […]

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The Industry Secret Most Hong Kong Immigration Consultants Don’t Want You to Discover

March 8th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 31 responses

First Published December 14, 2012 [Looking around furtively…] Shussh… You are probably paying too much for your Hong Kong visa service. It’s true, and here’s the reason why. Your ‘easy’ Hong Kong visa application costs just as much as a ‘hard’ or ‘very hard’ case – yet your visa services provider does not distinguish them. […]

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Musing

STOP PRESS..! Hitler’s Hong Kong Passport Application Has Been Rejected

March 7th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 26 responses

First Published November 13, 2013 Continuing the meme parody of Hitler in the bunker, this time responding to the news that his application for a Hong Kong passport has been denied. Topics referenced are the Hong Kong investment visa, employment visa, dependant visa, prolonged visitor visa and the Right of Abode. And of course, the […]

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Your Questions Answered

Will a Short Period of Time Away From Hong Kong Break My Continuity of Residence for My Eventual Right of Abode Application?

February 16th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 6 responses

Short period of time away from Hong Kong break my continuity of residence? Sometimes, continuity of ordinary residence can inadvertently be broken due to factors outside of your control… QUESTION I recently graduated from a Hong Kong university after 2 years of permanent study. Due to circumstances I had to return to my home country […]

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Your Questions Answered

Will I Still Qualify for the Right of Abode if I Worked Temporarily in Macau Yet Lived in Hong Kong for the Full 7 Years?

February 3rd, 2018

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 17 responses

I may be the middle of my NYC break but immigration stops for no man! Just before I left, I received the following question in regards to a Right of Abode application – which required me also taking a look at her documents. I’m grateful for the questioner’s permission to include our dialogue here on […]

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Your Questions Answered

Do You Need to Have Been Physically Present in Hong Kong for a Full Seven Years (i.e 2555 Days All Told) in Order to Qualify for Hong Kong Permanent Residency?

December 27th, 2017

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 74 responses

Sometimes even the big name publications can get their facts (and law) wrong… do you need to have been physically present in Hong Kong for a full seven years (i.e 2555 days all told) in order to qualify for Hong Kong permanent residency? QUESTION Dear Stephen, The Wall Street Journal guide to HK states (here: […]

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Musing

Last 5 Years – the Top 10 Resources of the Hong Kong Visa Geeza Website & the Size of Our Tribe!

May 8th, 2017

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

It has been 5 years since we launched the Hong Kong Visa Geeza website. Thought I would share with you the essential metrics of how well this website performs for us AND thought you might be interested in the top ten most visited articles / sections of this website over the last five years:   […]

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Musing

100% Hong Kong Visa Application Success Rate? Take It All With A Grain of Salt!

May 6th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 36 responses

First Published September 26, 2012 Some of my colleagues in the immigration services community in Hong Kong prefer to promote their practices on the strength of their 100% application success rates. I have no reason to doubt the veracity of these claims. I really do believe it’s true. How our competitors choose to position their […]

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Battening Down The Hatches – WHY THE HONG KONG IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ARE ABOUT TO GET REALLY TOUGH On Visa Applicants

June 15th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 1 response

Hong Kong Audit Commission Report 66 – If you work in the field of Hong Kong immigration, these last few days can properly be said to amount to an earthquake under the foundations of Immigration Tower. Presentation @ WYND on June 14, 2016 – Download Here Last week, the Hong Kong Audit Commission released their […]

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