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How Important Are Employment Testimonials in a Hong Kong QMAS Visa Application?

April 17th, 2021

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The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is designed to attract ‘top notch’ talents to the HKSAR and, by my reckoning, only about 5% of applicants ever receive a Golden Ticket. Of course if you happen to have a Nobel prize or you are an Olympiad with a medal to your name, the odds of an approval […]

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Is It a Good or a Bad Sign That the HKID Keep Coming Back With Further Requests for Information?

April 11th, 2021

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

This question seeks to understand what you should make of repeat requests for information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (HKID) during the course of your visa application. QUESTION “Good day. In the course of what would appear to be a straightforward application, two sets of requests for further information have been sent by the […]

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Can You Freelance or Start Your Own Business Under a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa?

March 26th, 2021

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Can you freelance or start your own business under a Hong Kong working holiday visa? The working holiday visa for Hong Kong is designed for certain types of employment activity – but does this include freelance work or starting or your own business? First Published On April 15, 2013 QUESTION Hi I have recently moved […]

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The National Security Law – Impact On Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications

March 22nd, 2021

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Sherpa, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

The times they are a changin’… The National Security Law – Impact On Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications It is inevitable that the National Security Law will impact how the Hong Kong Immigration Department will undertake their duties as the front line guardians of our borders. As is all things Hong Kong immigration, ImmD […]

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Work Ended – What Visa Options Do You Have to Stay in Hong Kong For Another 2 Years to Get Your Permanent Residency?

March 19th, 2021

Posted by / in Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 1 response

First Published October 14, 2012 This is a popular topic that people query our websites about, so it’s timely that we received this question out of the blue yesterday. In my answer I refer to the following content resources: QMAS, Dependant Visa, Business Investment Visa. QUESTION “I have been working in HK since 2007 on […]

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What Chance is There That ImmD Will Grant a Visa to a Foreign National Who Previously Overstayed in Hong Kong by Five-And-A-Half Years?

March 1st, 2021

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Overstayed in Hong Kong for a very long time previously…? Great question this, not so much because the answer is mostly quite obvious, but because it gives me a chance to have a discussion about overstaying generally. QUESTION I was looking for a male helper and found a suitable one for our family. However, he […]

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UPDATE: Hong Kong – Singapore Travel Bubble MAY Start March 2021

February 21st, 2021

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

UPDATE: February 21, 2021 – Local English press are reporting the Bubble might be up for grabs next month. Fingers crossed: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3122491/coronavirus-hong-kong-singapore-talks-again-over **** COVID19 continues apace. Bubble put back until 2021 at the earliest… I’ll update this post with news as it comes in. Sigh… **** Hong Kong – Singapore Travel Bubble! The long-awaited air travel […]

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How Accommodating Are ImmD to Foreign National ‘Job Hoppers’ Seeking to Change Their Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship All-Too Frequently?

February 18th, 2021

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So what DO the Immigration Department make of applicants who too-frequently seek to change their Hong Kong employment visa sponsorship? QUESTION I was previously working in Hong Kong for a company for the past 2.5 years and switched jobs 32 days ago. My previous employer is now offering me a much senior position and really […]

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I Am a Multi-faceted Artist – What Type of Hong Kong Visa Suits Me Best?

February 12th, 2021

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First Published November 23, 2017 What type of Hong Kong visa do you turn to when you have an eclectic mix of artistic talent and capabilities? QUESTION I am a Canadian Artist, Designer and Model at present I have been creating lots of project around Asia, and am looking at basing my self in Hong […]

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Do I Still Need a Hong Kong Working Visa if I’ve Been Placed on Gardening Leave?

January 21st, 2021

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You always need a Hong Kong working visa to take up employment in Hong Kong whether paid or unpaid. What about if you are serving out your notice period on gardening leave? (First Published June 4, 2015) QUESTION My friend resigned from his job with his Hong Kong employer in May and he was on […]

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