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Weird & Wonderful Ways to Get Working Permissions in Hong Kong – The Study-then-Work Visa

June 14th, 2016

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On April 4th I gave a talk at Centre O Connect in Sheung Wan about some of the quirky ways to get working permissions in Hong Kong and delighted to share them with you now in this series of  8 short videos. You can download the slides here. The Rest of the Series Introduction You […]

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Weird & Wonderful Ways to Get Working Permissions in Hong Kong – The Working Holiday Visa

June 11th, 2016

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On April 4th I gave a talk at Centre O Connect in Sheung Wan about some of the quirky ways to qualify to work in Hong Kong and delighted to share them with you now in this series of  8 short videos. You can download the slides here. The Rest of the Series Introduction You […]

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Weird & Wonderful Ways to Get Working Permissions in Hong Kong – You ALWAYS Need a Visa To Work in Hong Kong

June 7th, 2016

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On April 4th I gave a talk at Centre O Connect in Sheung Wan about some of the quirky ways to qualify to work in Hong Kong and delighted to share them with you now in this series of  8 short videos. You can download the slides here. The Rest of the Series Introduction You […]

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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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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio 3 – April, 2016

April 30th, 2016

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It had been a few weeks since I got to see da mane mann Phil Whelan over at RTHK Radio 3 on Thursday.  As always, we had a good chat, getting to grips with the ramifications of the recent Audit Commission report on certain aspects of ImmD operations. You can listen to our complete discussion here. Phil works […]

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Cyberport Immigration Talk: Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts (With Dragon Law!)

April 25th, 2016

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Cyberport Immigration Talk: On Thursday this week (April 28) at Cyberport, I am giving a presentation on visa considerations for business owners along with Chris Sykes from Dragon Law. Our joint session will look at both immigration and labour law issues frequently faced by those in business for themselves and you’re invited. It’s 100% free. […]

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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 / 33 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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Your Questions Answered

QOTW: Will My Current Lack of Employment Under an IANG Visa Have Any Impact On My Application for the Verification of Permanent Identity Card?

March 23rd, 2016

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What is the impact on your eligibility for the right of abode if you hold an IANG visa but are without an employer at the time you apply for your permanent residency? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am currently in Hong Kong on IANG visa. My last extension for IANG visa was a year ago. […]

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How To Extend the Exit-Entry Permit Endorsement for a Chinese National Temporary Resident of Hong Kong

March 2nd, 2016

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I recently received an email from a client who’s wife is Chinese (PRC passport holder) and had to go through an extension process for her Hong Kong/Macau Exit-Entry Permit Endorsement (blue book) as it was up for renewal. As this is a China immigration document/process and not a Hong Kong immigration document process, we have […]

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Is it Better to Apply for Your Visa Before or After You Move to Hong Kong?

November 27th, 2015

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This is an important question! As a matter of fact there are some types of Hong Kong immigration status where the rules are very strict about where you have to be on the day your application is formally submitted. For example, if you are applying for permanent residency, then you MUST be physically in Hong […]

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