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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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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

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / No responses

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

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 2 responses

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

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 21 responses

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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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Study-then-Work Visa

September 24th, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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Your Questions Answered

Employment in Hong Kong as a Professional or an Imported Worker – Which Are You?

September 16th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / No responses

There is often confusion between employment in Hong Kong as a Professional or an Imported Worker – this post seeks to clear this up… QUESTION First of all I want to say that your website is amazing, easy to understand with relevant information. My question might be very simple but I cannot find the answer […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – The Working Holiday Visa

September 13th, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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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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ImmD @ Sixes & Sevens Presently – Longer Case Processing Times Than Usual Being Experienced At This Time

June 28th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

Longer Case Processing Times – the Enhancement Measures of the Hong Kong Immigration Department came into effect on May 4… Image Credit Since then it is now routinely taking longer across the board for most applications affecting foreign national applicants and temporary residents alike. Whilst it is still very early on in the life of […]

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