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I Would Like to Apply for a Job Seekers Visa For Hong Kong – How Do I Go About Doing It?

November 30th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Hong Kong immigration is rife with visa gossip and rumours so I am pleased this question has been raised as it allows me to slay an old dragon once and for all!   QUESTION Hi Stephen, Thanks ever so much for your amazing website. I have never seen anything like this before – and I can’t […]

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Do I Need an Employment Visa Even if I Will be in Hong Kong for Just 2 Weeks to Complete a Consulting Assignment?

November 8th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

First Published August 29, 2021 A foreign national seeking to come to Hong Kong to work, paid or unpaid, for a long or short duration, requires the permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration. QUESTION Dear Stephen Your on-line book is very clear and helpful. I just need to clarify my position – and […]

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Is It Ever OK to Work in Hong Kong on a Visitor Visa?

November 6th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 15 responses

First Published September 22, 2021 Is it ever OK to work in Hong Kong on a visitor visa? You would assume, quite reasonably, that if the Hong Kong Immigration Department advised you that is was OK to come to Hong Kong as a visitor and work, then that would be kosher, right? Wrong! In this question, […]

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Does A Hong Kong Visa Consultant Add Any Value to the Immigration Process?

October 3rd, 2022

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

First Published December 13, 2013 Hadley has strong views about the value that Hong Kong immigration consultants add to the visa process in the HKSAR and in this short rant he sets them out for the world to know! Hong Kong visa consultant? More Stuff You May Find Interesting or Useful How can my FDH […]

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HIV Health Checks & Your Hong Kong Visa Application

August 26th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 22 responses

First Published May 13, 2013 HIV Health Checks Hong Kong Visa Application ? Amazing really. more than 20 years in the business of Hong Kong immigration and this is the first time I can remember this question ever being raised. So, now you know! QUESTION Hi Stephen, I do not see this issue addressed on […]

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I Would Like to Apply for a Job Seekers Visa For Hong Kong – How Do I Go About Doing It?

August 24th, 2022

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

Hong Kong immigration is rife with visa gossip and rumours so I am pleased this question has been raised as it allows me to slay an old dragon once and for all! QUESTION Hi Stephen, Thanks ever so much for your amazing website. I have never seen anything like this before – and I can’t […]

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What Visa Options Exist Where a Couple Have Met On-line & They Wish to Live Together in Hong Kong?

July 6th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

First Published May 23, 2018 So, what would the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of a relationship forged via the Internet? QUESTION Hello, I’m resident in Peru,  South America. I met a Hong Kong woman by chat; she lives in Hong Kong. We have been planning for me to go there and stay, only problem […]

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Long Term Business Visit to Hong Kong – Do I Need an Employment Visa?

June 28th, 2022

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

First Published June 19, 2018 With Hong Kong having such a liberal visa-upon-arrival regime (with more than 160 nationalities being granted permission to visit for between 7 and 180 days – depending on which passport you carry), it is understandable that there is confusion as to what is permitted activity if you are a ‘business […]

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If My Hong Kong Training Visa Application is Denied Will I be Precluded From Visiting the HKSAR Subsequently?

June 20th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

What happens if your application for a Hong Kong training visa gets refused – will you be able to arrive and visit Hong Kong subsequently – or not? QUESTION I’ve been accepted into a startup accelerator in Hong Kong. It’s not one of the “pre-approved” ones for the so-called Start-up visa so I’ve been recommended […]

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Hong Kong Visitor Visa Facilitation Plan Launched – Short Term Employment Allowed – In Certain Circumstances

June 1st, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / No responses

Hong Kong Visitor Visa Facilitation Plan Launched – Short Term Employment Allowed Some helpful changes coming – limited in scope (as always) but helpful nonetheless. Here is a complete synopsis now I know more. Some other links to help steer you along: The Standard https://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news/section/11/242263/Visas-relaxed-for-short-term-visitors Hong Kong Immigration Department Overview https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2022/05/20220531/20220531_143338_498.html Accredited Institutions Who Can […]

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