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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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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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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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Fame At Last… the Hong Kong Visa Centre as a Classic Seth Godin Case Study!

May 13th, 2016

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

I have 4 intellectual heroes – one of whom is Seth Godin. Image Credit: TED   I was interviewed on the Podcast series TGFx where I talk about how Seth Godin so instrumentally influenced the business which Martyn and I put together when developing the Hong Kong Visa Centre business model. You can listen to […]

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Forum Follies

Why Internet Forums Are A Cr@p Source of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Advice

April 8th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Forum Folly, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 35 responses

Hong Kong visa forums? Q – Would you ask a public forum for advice on how to get your teenage daughter off drugs? Q – Would you ask a public forum for advice on how to answer a tax question from the HK IRD? Q – Would you ask a public forum about how to make an application […]

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LIFTING THE LID: The Ideal Client For a Hong Kong Immigration Services Firm

July 17th, 2015

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

In this occasional series of commentary, I provide a peek inside our professional practice and offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Hong Kong Visa Centre team. In this short piece, I discuss the ideal client for a Hong Kong immigration services practice! More Stuff You May Find Useful or […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Visa Gossip & Rumours?

July 4th, 2015

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

Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short video, I discuss the hoary old chestnut of Visa Gossip & Rumours. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean… Twilight Zone? Hong Kong immigration… what does […]

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LIFTING THE LID: What Would It Take For the Hong Kong Visa Centre to ‘Fire’ a Client?

May 15th, 2015

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

In this occasional series of commentary, I provide a peek inside our professional practice and offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Hong Kong Visa Centre team. In this short piece, I discuss what needs to happen in the relationship with a Hong Kong Visa Centre client that would lead […]

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What Are the Chances of Being Allowed Back if You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa and Are Then Convicted of that Crime?

May 12th, 2015

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Uncategorized, Visitor Visas / 6 responses

It is NEVER a good idea to overstay your Hong Kong visa for the reasons set out below… QUESTION I previously overstayed my Visitor visa for a period of 13 months;  I reported to the Immigration Department, was charged and at Sha Tin court I was convicted and given a suspended sentence of 6 months. […]

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Hong Kong Immigration Policy | 2015 Enhancement Measures Come Into Effect | What It Means For You

May 6th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Uncategorized, Visitor Visas / No responses

On Monday May 4, the Hong Kong Immigration Department 2015 Enhancement Measures officially came into effect. I will be in the studio this weekend recording more details but for now, it’s a case of puff and fizzle rather than crash and boom! I will be posting updates frequently on what we learn and the Hong Kong […]

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