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What Types of Visa for the HKSAR Entitle You to Get a Hong Kong Identity Card?

March 30th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

There’s a lot of confusion about the Hong Kong Identity Card so today I’d like to clear it up a bit… QUESTION Hello, (1) Which visa categories require a Hong Kong Identity Card, and (2) If they require a Hong Kong Identity Card then will it allow for access to the public health care system, […]

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Can You Use the Foreign Domestic Helper Visa to Employ Your Mother in Hong Kong?

March 20th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are not especially receptive to what can appear to be family reunion via the back door… Can you use the Foreign Domestic Helper visa to employ your mother in Hong Kong? QUESTION Hello, My wife and I are on work visas in Hong Kong and are expecting a baby in […]

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What’s a Suitable Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Strategy for a Highly Accomplished Professional Trailing Unmarried Partner?

January 21st, 2022

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A suitable Hong Kong visa & immigration strategy for a highly accomplished professional trailing unmarried partner It’s only natural to wish to iron out all the immigration wrinkles prior to a relocation to Hong Kong when you’re joining your loved one who’s transferring here. This question provides a great opportunity for a discussion of the […]

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Hong Kong Immigration Department Start e-Visa Arrangement (Online Application Process) From Today

December 28th, 2021

Posted by / in Special Programmes, VG Front Page / 2 responses

Hong Kong Immigration Department Start e-Visa Arrangement  (implemented with effect from 28 December 2021) PREPARATIONS FOR NEW E-VISA SYSTEM ImmD are NOT widely replacing offline case management protocols with Online e-Visa protocols for the foreseeable future This system applies for the next few months only to ASSG, Foreign Domestic Helpers and IANG (entry visas) and […]

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Am I Allowed to Work Full Time Even Though I Only Have a One Year Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa?

November 28th, 2021

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I just love the easy Hong Kong immigration questions – gives me a break from thinking too hard! QUESTION Hi there! I’m Australian and I have an approved Working Holiday Visa, but am wondering if I can work full-time (albeit for a max of 3 months per employer), or whether only part-time hours are allowed? […]

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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?

November 17th, 2021

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

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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Hong Kong Visas Overview in 20 Minutes

October 20th, 2021

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / No responses

Last week I gave a short presentation – Hong Kong Visas Overview in 20 Minutes with the Hong Kong Association of New York and its affiliates. I was one of three presenters, the other jurisdictions being Canada and the USA. Full Webinar, Presentation Canada, Presentation USA Full Transcript Below More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting […]

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UPDATE: Hong Kong – Singapore Travel Bubble Will NOT Start May 26, 2021

May 17th, 2021

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Sherpa, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / No responses

UPDATE: May 17, 2021 – due to recent new wave of COVID19 infections in Singapore the bubble has once again been postponed – likely to June sometime – watch this space. Never easy is it? Travel Bubble Website Here   UPDATE: April 26, 2021 – At a Press Conference today Edward Yau announced the following […]

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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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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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