Right Of Abode After Seven Years

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Got An MPF Refund | Impact On A PR Application | Are You Now Disqualified?

November 23rd, 2023

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I Have Sworn A Declaration That I Am Leaving Hong Kong To Receive An MPF Refund … Am I Now Precluded From Making an Application for the Right of Abode Here? QUESTION I have been resident in Hong Kong for 5 and a half years on a working visa. I lost my job over 6 […]

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The Hong Kong Visa Handbook | Now Available in Good Book Stores Everywhere | Just Kidding

November 4th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 6 responses

HONG KONG VISA HANDBOOK This Has Done The Rounds Before … Where to access the Hong Kong Visa Handbook? I am grateful to my sister ‘Detty’ Ellis for sending this picture to me which, I have since discovered, was taken in the early 90’s on Ma Tau Wei Road in To Kwa Wan. No doubt […]

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But Stephen, How Do You Make Any Money When You Give All Your Hong Kong Visa Expertise Away for Free?

November 3rd, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Infographic, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 42 responses

Hong Kong Visa Expertise For Free? Hong Kong visa expertise for free? As I am a member of quite a few Hong Kong-related groups on Facebook and LinkedIn the content of this Blog is distributed quite widely and commands a healthy following. Not that everyone is waiting eagerly for the latest Hong Kong visa and immigration updates […]

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Will A Criminal Record For Shoplifting Compromise My Immediate And Long Term Plans For Residence In Hong Kong?

October 18th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 7 responses

Criminal Record For Shoplifting – Declaration Now Needed – Updated  October 18, 2023 – In recent weeks, the government declared that various immigration programmes in Hong Kong would be modified, requiring applicants to declare their criminal record status before obtaining an entry visa (and not just those for employment). Starting  June 19 2023, all applicants […]

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Work in Hong Kong for 5 Years – Leave for 2 – Then Return – Will I Lose My Continuous Residence for PR Purposes?

October 15th, 2023

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Will I Lose My Continuous Residence for PR Purposes? Updated October 2023 Will I Lose My Continuous Residence for PR Purposes If I Leave To Work Elsewhere Then Return To Hong Kong? It happens a lot. You stay and work in Hong Kong for 3, 4, 5 years and get over the hump en route […]

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60 Second Snapshot'

What Are You Really Buying From A Hong Kong Immigration Consultant?

September 17th, 2023

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 9 responses

What Do You Get For Your Money When You Instruct A Hong Kong Immigration Consultant? First Published 2012 (11 Years Ago – Look How Young I Am!) Should You Pay or Shouldn’t You Pay? Do you need a Hong Kong Immigration Consultant? There is sooooo much chatter on public forums about the value that a […]

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Unconditional Stay | Hong Kong | The Role It Plays Today | Do You Need It? | Can You Qualify?

September 7th, 2023

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The Ultimate Guide to Unconditional Stay in Hong Kong The Second Cousin To The Right Of Abode Introduction Unconditional Stay? Since the enactment of the Basic Law and the implementation of the arrangements for the Right of Abode in the HKSAR, the role of Unconditional Stay status in the realm of Hong Kong immigration practice […]

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Hong Kong Visa Geeza | A Day-In-The-Life Of | Hong Kong Immigration Lawyer

August 30th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 1 response

A Day-In-The-Life Of Hong Kong Immigration Lawyer Stephen Barnes [aka] The Hong Kong Visa Geeza 10 Years Ago … Hong Kong Visa Geeza: a day-in-the-life [and more]. On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, my client, compadre-in-arms and all-round good gal Gail Turner of Gail Turner Photography shadowed me around to take a photo montage of a […]

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

August 28th, 2023

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

What Hong Kong Immigration Consultants Like To Keep Quiet About … All cases are ‘hard’, right? Lifting The Lid [Looking around furtively…] Shussh… You are probably paying Hong Kong immigration consultants too much for your Hong Kong visa service. It’s true, and here’s the reason why. Hard vs Easy Your ‘easy’ Hong Kong visa application […]

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

August 10th, 2023

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

Worrying About Your Hong Kong Visa ? 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 […]

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