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Hong Kong Visa Requirements – It a Good or a Bad Sign That ImmD Keep Coming Back With Further Requests for Information?

July 4th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Hong Kong Visa Requirements – What Does It Mean When ImmD Make Repeat Requests? This question seeks to understand what you should make of repeat requests for information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD) during the course of your visa application. Hong Kong Visa Requirements – Generally Visiting Hong Kong requires certain documentation and conditions […]

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Hong Kong Top Talent Pass – USD320,000 In Annual Salary Income Or World Top 100+ University Graduate?

July 3rd, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Musing, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / 4 responses

Hong Kong Top Talent Pass If you’re a big earner (USD320,000 in the last 12 months) or one helluva smart cookie (top 100+ world university Bachelor degree holder) the Hong Kong Top Talent Pass visa could be for you! Updated November 13, 2023 Top Talent Pass Visa Conditions The Top Talent Pass Scheme (TTPS) is […]

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Visa Processing Time Hong Kong – The Reality Behind The “4 Weeks” Application Consideration Time Frame

June 29th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 82 responses

Visa Processing Time Hong Kong – What’s The Actual Reality? Visa processing time Hong Kong? When you make most any type of Hong Kong visa or immigration application, you will find yourself in the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s infamous 4 Weeks Zone. Visa Processing Time Hong Kong – Is It Really 4 Weeks? When it […]

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Do Immigration Consultants Add Any Value To The Hong Kong Visa Process?

June 18th, 2023

Posted by / in Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 11 responses

It’s a valid question. Do immigration consultants add any value to the Hong Kong visa process? As the programming of VisaGeeza.Ai draws to a close, ready to release to my website users, the whole exercise down the last 5 months has surfaced a significant body of content which is still as relevant today as it was when […]

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Hong Kong Work Visas-Criminal Record Declaration Now Needed

May 29th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Sherpa, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / No responses

In recent weeks, starting in February this year, the government have announced that various immigration programmes in Hong Kong would be modified, requiring applicants to declare their criminal record status before obtaining an entry visa to come and live in the HKSAR (and not just those arriving for employment). A Hong Kong work visas-criminal record […]

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The Foibles of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications That Only Experience Can Fully Appreciate

April 3rd, 2023

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 4 responses

The Foibles of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications That Only Experience Can Fully Appreciate Foibles of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications The foibles of Hong Kong visa & immigration applications that only experience can fully appreciate – I originally published this post on April 29, 2013 and updated it on April 3, 2023…10 years […]

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Your Questions Answered

Has the Hong Kong Immigration Department Tightened Up On Applicants With Criminal Records Recently?

January 28th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

Update February 27, 2023 The question of criminal records and how they impact on Hong Kong visa applications keeps cropping up… QUESTION Hi, I have previously lived in Hong Kong, once as a student so obviously held a student visa and then a couple of years later working there so had an employment visa. I’m […]

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Hong Kong Government Continuing Immigration Policy Enhancements – December 2022

December 30th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Resource, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / No responses

Hong Kong Government Continuing Immigration Policy Enhancements – December 2022 After recent updates provided by the Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD) at the end of October, the Government of Hong Kong (GovHK) has announced additional measures to further streamline the Hong Kong immigration process for foreign national visa applicants. Top this end, visa applicants can […]

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Hong Kong Resident Visa Extension of Stay – Offshore Processing Now Permitted (Temporarily)

December 11th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Sherpa, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / 10 responses

INITIALLY PUBLISHED JANUARY 2, 2021 – UPDATED DECEMBER 10, 2022 The Immigration Department Accepts Applications for Extension of Stay from Hong Kong Non-permanent Residents Outside Hong Kong (Extended Until June 30 2023) https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/ext/npr.html (Temporary Measures Update) https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2022/12/20221209/20221209_191044_925.html The Immigration Department has extended the facilitation measure that allows eligible non-permanent residents who are outside Hong Kong to apply […]

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Your Questions Answered

Can You Freelance or Start Your Own Business Under a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa?

October 16th, 2022

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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