Right Of Abode After Seven Years

Your Questions Answered

7 Years Residence in Hong Kong Under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme – What Permanent Residency Options Exist?

July 26th, 2012

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

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme has been a god send for reasonably well off people who have always fancied the idea of residence in Hong Kong but who were reluctant to start an operating business to be able to accomplish this. The following question raises the issue of how to disentangle yourself from the visa, […]

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Hadley Says

Will a Criminal Record Impact on Your Application for a Hong Kong Residence Visa?

July 23rd, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 129 responses

Every now and again the question of criminal convictions and the impact they have on the Hong Kong visa process raises its head. Hadley here waxes lyrical on this subject and surprisingly, has quite a lot to say! More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Can you have 2 separate applications pending at one […]

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Hong Kong Right of Abode Application – Arguing Away Missing Periods of Residence

July 17th, 2012

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Long Stay & PR / 33 responses

The essential approvability test for a Hong Kong Right of Abode application is that you have been continuously and ordinarily resident in the HKSAR for a period of not less than 7 years AND that you have taken concrete steps towards making Hong Kong your ONLY place of permanent residence. “Continuously”, for the purposes of […]

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department – What an Efficient Organisation They Really Are!

July 11th, 2012

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / 11 responses

It’s not often that I am required to physically present myself at the Hong Kong Immigration Department these days. My staff usually take care of the administrative aspects of the Hong Kong Visa Centre case load and I have not been in to see the operations of the HKID myself for a couple of years […]

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Your Questions Answered

Losing Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status Due to Studies Abroad – A Family’s Dilemma

July 2nd, 2012

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

One of the more upsetting parts of being a Hong Kong immigration consultant is learning that one family member alone, due to an unfortunate combination of circumstances, finds herself the odd one out by not having been able to correctly manage her visa status here – and all, essentially, through no fault of her own. […]

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Case Studies

Winning a Hong Kong Right of Abode Approval in Record Time – Just 4 Days!

June 28th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Long Stay & PR / 10 responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department come under fire, in our view somewhat unfairly quite often times, when in reality they truly are a customer-focussed governmental agency. In June of 2012 we had a client who needed to secure his Hong Kong Right of Abode in a hurry. A combination of factors conspired to work against […]

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The Twists and Turns of an Unusual Hong Kong Permanent Residency Application

May 24th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR / 10 responses

  Our client was a French national with a wife and 5 year old daughter – all of them, French citizens. He had first arrived in Hong Kong in 2004 as a student to undertake an MBA programme at the University of Hong Kong. Upon graduation in 2006, he joined a European investment bank where […]

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Musing

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – May 2012

May 21st, 2012

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

On May 3rd Phil Whelan had me back on his Morning Brew show on Radio Three to talk about Hong Kong visa and immigration matters. It had been a while since I had seen him and spoken on the show, but it was as though almost nothing had changed (not least the stunning decor of […]

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How to Stop Worrying About Your Hong Kong Visa & Start Applying!

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 16 responses

Everyone, at some point during their time in Hong Kong, has had to deal with the hassle of visas down at the Immigration Department in Wanchai. First, you have to get the damn thing, and then you need to extend it. Before long  (maybe) you’ll change employers, possibly start a new business, get  divorced, have […]

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How to Cure Your Hong Kong Visa Extension Headache & Make Sure it Gets Approved the Very First Time!

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 23 responses

Let’s face it, the regular traipse down to Immigration Tower to get your visa extended is a right royal pain in the @ss. The process is uncertain, you’re not sure what exactly you need to prepare and there’s always that nagging doubt that they might even say NO to your application! Moreover, you’re never really […]

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