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How Easy is it to Secure A Work Visa Issued Under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates on the Basis of Freelance Employment?

May 16th, 2021

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

Can you realistically expect to work for yourself if your employment permissions have been granted under IANG? QUESTION Hi Stephen, thanks a lot for answering the questions on this website. I must say that all the information on visageeza.com is of immense value. I would like to pose a question regarding the Immigration Arrangement for […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Twilight Zone?

May 4th, 2021

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

First Published June 25, 2015 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 Hong Kong visa Twilight Zone. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean…Swapping Status? Hong Kong immigration… what […]

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What Pathways to an Employment Visa Exist For a Fresh, Foreign University Graduate Arriving in Hong Kong Seeking Career Opportunities Here?

April 28th, 2021

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Whilst the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates afford a clean pathway to working permission for foreign nationals freshly graduating from Hong Kong universities, the situation is very different if your degree is from overseas and you’re seeking to work in the HKSAR straight after university. QUESTION Hi Stephen, I would like to ask, I’m a […]

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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

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

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

February 18th, 2021

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

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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