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QOTW: How Are Mainland Applicants for Visas Issued Under the Hong Kong General Employment Policy Treated Differently From Other Foreign Nationals?

February 17th, 2015

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Under the Hong Kong General Employment Policy, what’s the procedural difference if you are a Chinese citizen applying for a Hong Kong work visa (or any other type of visa for that matter) compared to the rules applying to non-Chinese foreign nationals? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a Chinese citizen currently enrolled in a […]

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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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Hong Kong Immigration Policy Changes – Discussion on RTHK Radio 3 – January 2015

January 24th, 2015

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The timing for my most recent visit to see Phil Whelan on Morning Brew was opportune as it was just a few short days after CY Leung announced there are to be changes in how Hong Kong’s immigration policy is to be configured commencing Q2, 2015. You can listen to our complete discussion of these […]

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2015 Immigration Policy Changes – Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents (ASSG)

January 22nd, 2015

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In an initative to make life easier for the foreign born offspring of Chinese permanent residents settled abroad at the time of their birth, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, CY Leung on November 15, 2015 announced the Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents (ASSG) This short Update offers […]

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Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Enhancement Measures 2015 – What’s Up?

January 21st, 2015

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The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Enhancement Measures announced by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, CY Leung on January 15, 2015 ostensibly appear to be opening the door to a wider array of top notch talent and making it easier, in the process, to manage your continuing residence for the first 7 years in Hong Kong […]

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2015 Hong Kong Immigration Enhancement Measures Applicable to the Employment Visa and Visas Issued Under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents & Professionals

January 19th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, Uncategorized, VG Front Page / 6 responses

In his recent Policy Address, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, CY Leung announced the 2015 Hong Kong Immigration Enhancement Measures to the employment visa issued under the General Employment Policy with corresponding tweaks to the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents & Professionals. This short Update offers commentary on these changes. More Stuff You May Find […]

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Hong Kong Immigration Policy Changes – Enhancement Measures to Make Things a Bit Easier

January 16th, 2015

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Now that the dust has settled on the news of the suspension of the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme as at yesterday, it’s now worth having a look at additional Hong Kong immigration policy changes which await us and serve to lay the foundation for the next phase in Hong Kong’s economic development. The Immigration Department […]

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LIFTING THE LID: Leaving Your Hong Kong Visa Extension to the Very Last Minute

December 13th, 2014

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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 impact on our practice when clients leave their Hong Kong visa extension applications to the very last minute! […]

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The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme – A Practical Guide

November 11th, 2014

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This much maligned programme is ‘on the books’ so we continue to provide coverage of it (of course!) On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. In this section of the talk, I talk about QMAS. More Stuff You May Find Useful […]

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A Brief Overview of the Hong Kong Supplementary Labour Scheme (Importation of Labour)

October 27th, 2014

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Importation of Labour has long been a mainstay of certain facets of Hong Kong’s economy… On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. In this section of the talk, I talk in overview terms about the Supplementary Labour Scheme. More Stuff You […]

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