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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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Hong Kong Visas – Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates – A Practical Guide

September 23rd, 2014

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The Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates offers an assured pathway through to an employment visa in Hong Kong… 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 go over the requirements to progress from being a […]

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Applying for a Hong Kong Employment Visa Under the Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme

September 6th, 2014

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The Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme provides an immigration mechanism for very well qualified Chinese talents resident on the mainland to come to Hong Kong for employment… 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 […]

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Hong Kong Visas From 39,000 Feet @ General Assembly – The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

August 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. The Rest of the Talk Introduction Visa to Work Own-Business Visa Top Notch Talent Visa 10 […]

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Interview: Do You Think the Special Hong Kong Visa Programmes Designed for Mainland Residents are as Attractive Now as They Were When First Introduced?

July 3rd, 2014

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On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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QOTW: How Easy (or Hard) Is It to Swap From a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa to a Full Employment Visa?

May 24th, 2014

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The working holiday visa and the Hong Kong employment visa are 2 completely different animals… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I’m an Australian citizen in Hong Kong, working under a working holiday visa which only permits me to work 3 months per employer. Is the only way around this to be sponsored by my employer or […]

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Why I Hate the Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (& You Should Too)

May 23rd, 2014

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The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme sucks. It really does. Granted, for those fortunate souls who go on to finagle a QMAS result out of the Director of Immigration, the programme is a complete godsend. And all power to them. If it gets them a visa to make a contribution to our fine city, that’s all […]

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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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