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Hong Kong Visas From 39,000 Feet @ General Assembly – Questions & Answers

November 25th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

On July 10, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly to give an overview talk on Hong Kong visas detailing the opportunities for their foreign national Alumni seeking to remain in Hong Kong after graduating from their excellent programmes. Here follow the questions raised on Hong Kong visas at the end of the […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – July 2014

July 8th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / No responses

Back to see el-Maestro Whelan at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday – in the stinking hot showery weather to boot! Enjoyed my bi-monthly 15 minutes of fame with Phil early yesterday afternoon and discussed at length the further toughening of ImmD on business investment visa applicants. We also talked a lot about the Shenzhen Shutttle and went over […]

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Extending Your Visitor Visa – Video Presentation by the Hong Kong Visa Geeza

June 26th, 2014

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Every wondered  how to go about applying to extend your Hong Kong visitor visa down at Immigration Tower?  Here’s your chance to find out. On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. This short segment discusses the process of getting your Hong Kong […]

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Applying for a Hong Kong Travel Pass – Video Presentation by the Hong Kong Visa Geeza

June 7th, 2014

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Everything you need to know about the Hong Kong  Travel Pass. On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. This 8 minute segment discusses the Hong Kong Travel Pass in considerable detail. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Is the Travel […]

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How to Extend a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa for a Defacto Spouse or Same Sex Partner

June 3rd, 2014

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

I am really grateful to a client of mine whom we assisted in securing a prolonged visitor visa sponsored by his same sex life partner in 2013. This morning he very kindly sent me the following synopsis of the extension experience he underwent down at Immigration Tower recently, which I am delighted to share: Extension […]

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Applying for a Hong Kong Visitor Visa – Video Presentation by the Hong Kong Visa Geeza

June 1st, 2014

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Everything you need to know about the Hong Kong Visitor visa. On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. This 8 minute segment discusses the Hong Kong Visitor visa in considerable detail. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting How to […]

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Your Questions Answered

How Easy / Practical Is It to Swap Between a Prolonged Visitor Visa & Student Visa (or Employment Visa) in Hong Kong?

May 12th, 2014

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

Same sex partners, married or otherwise, are just not treated equally when it comes to immigration in Hong Kong I’m afraid… QUESTION Dear Stephen, I will be transferred by my company from Holland to Hong Kong beginning of  August. My partner (we are getting married end of May, according to Holland civil union law for […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – April 2014

April 18th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

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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Teaching the Lawyers: Business Immigration to Hong Kong : A Practical Guide (March 21, 2014) – Course Materials For Your Use

March 21st, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 24 responses

Yours truly delivering Business Immigration to Hong Kong : A Practical Guide at the Chinese Club today.   I’ve been doing this about 15 years now. The course is accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong as part of the Solicitors’ Continuing Professional Development programme. I always enjoy myself when I do this as I […]

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