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LIFTING THE LID – What’s it Like Operating the Hong Kong Visa Centre as a Virtual Business?

February 16th, 2015

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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 ins and out of running the Hong Kong Visa Centre professional practice as a virtual business […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 13 – Trying Again… (Sigh)

February 11th, 2015

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I have given this talk around town for the last couple of years now and so pleased to finally add it to our coverage of the Hong Kong investment visa. This segment sets out  what to do if your Hong Kong visa applications has been denied by the Hong Kong Immigration Department. The talk was graciously hosted […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 12 – Why Cases Get Denied

February 7th, 2015

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I have given this talk around town for the last couple of years now and so pleased to finally add it to our coverage of the Hong Kong investment visa. This segment sets out the typical reasons why applications are denied by the Hong Kong Immigration Department and seeks to point out in advance the pitfalls […]

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LIFTING THE LID – How Important Are Word of Mouth Referrals to the Hong Kong Visa Centre?

February 1st, 2015

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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 explain how the majority of our business here at the Hong Kong Visa Centre comes from word of […]

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The Sorry Saga of Hong Kong Employment Visas for the Food & Beverage Industry Here

November 28th, 2014

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I was delighted to be invited onto the Sizzle & Fry show with Jason and Janice recently… We talked in detail about the perennial problem of staff shortages in the food and beverage industry here and why the situation never seems to get any better… More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting The Hong Kong […]

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Hong Kong Visas From 39,000 Feet @ General Assembly – Questions & Answers

November 25th, 2014

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On July 10, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly to give an overview talk on Hong Kong visas detailing the opportunities for their foreign national Alumni seeking to remain in Hong Kong after graduating from their excellent programmes. Here follow the questions raised on Hong Kong visas at the end of the […]

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Hong Kong Visas From 39,000 Feet @ General Assembly – So Your Application Was Refused?

November 18th, 2014

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On July 10, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly to give an overview talk on the opportunities for their foreign national Alumni seeking to remain in Hong Kong after graduating from their excellent programmes. This segment discussed in overview terms what you can do if your Hong Kong visa application was refused […]

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Appealing a Hong Kong Visa Refusal – Video Presentation by the Hong Kong Visa Geeza

August 3rd, 2014

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What can you do if your residence visa application for Hong Kong has been denied? On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. This segment discusses how you can commence down the path of appealing a decision of the Hong Kong Immigration […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – April 2014

April 18th, 2014

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Back with Mr Whelan at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday… Phil and I had a good old chat about how Wanchai’s finest are the toast of immigration agencies worldwide yesterday and also a discussion on how things are tightening up down at Immigration Tower. You can listen to our complete discussion here. Phil’s dulcet tones, great interviewing […]

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Really Are Getting Tougher Across the Board Now…

April 16th, 2014

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

It has taken me 21 years to make this claim…  I have been practicing in Hong Kong immigration advisory matters since 1993. All down those years, I have been asked countless times “is Immigration getting harder?’ and unflinchingly I have answered ‘no’. It has always been my experience that if you have an approvable case […]

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