Right Of Abode After Seven Years

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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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** 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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Your Questions Answered

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

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

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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QOTW: Hong Kong Right of Abode Application – How Important Are Prior Tenancy Agreements?

February 9th, 2014

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

Are tenancy agreement copies absolutely vital for a successful Hong Kong right of abode application? QUESTION For my Hong Kong PR application, what happens if I am unable to provide copies of my tenancy agreements?  I never thought I would still be here for 7 years so I every 2 years I get rid of […]

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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

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing / No responses

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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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Thinking of Applying for PR for Hong Kong? Do It For Free! – Public Talk by Stephen Barnes on Thursday, 23rd January 2014 in Wanchai

January 18th, 2014

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / 1 response

If  you have lived in Hong Kong continuously for the last seven years (or will have completed a full seven years in the next few months), then you won’t want to miss the talk I am giving on this very subject at  Centre O  in Wanchai on Thursday, January 23 2014 in Wanchai  (7 pm […]

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Relocating to Hong Kong For Work or Business – Session Q&A

January 6th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 3 responses

On June 13 I was invited to address the 2013 Monaco Trade Delegation to Hong Kong & China on the question of visas to live and work in Hong Kong. The Delegation was hosted by my good friends at Rosemont Hong Kong and I covered in a total of 50 minutes the whole sweep of employment and investment based visas as well as […]

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The Year Ahead – 2014 & New Stuff On the Horizon For the Hong Kong Visa Geeza

January 3rd, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 4 responses

Season’s Greetings from sunny Western Australia! You may have noticed that I have been very quiet these last 2 weeks. Truth is I needed a serious break as the last six months of 2013 were just hectic all told. The Hong Kong Visa Centre grew 100% last year (for the third year in a row), we opened Video […]

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