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A Harsh Decision – Why the Hong Kong Immigration Department Will Not Give My Client a Prolonged Visitor Visa

December 6th, 2012

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

I’ve written lots and lots previously about same sex partner visa applications for Hong Kong. To recap, same sex partners who are in a loving committed life partner relationship and who have cohabited previously prior to their relocation here, can expect that the ‘trailing spouse’ will go on to procure a prolonged visitor visa in […]

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Your Questions Answered

Understanding the Procedure for a Hong Kong Same Sex Partner Visa Application

November 30th, 2012

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 20 responses

You’d be amazed at the number of queries we get on our website for same sex partner visas and I am grateful to the person who asked me this question as it allows me to clear up any application process confusion. QUESTION I am commencing a 2 year secondment in HK with my company in […]

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The Visa Dilemma of an Unmarried Trailing Partner Seeking to Work in Hong Kong

November 2nd, 2012

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

It’s a common enough problem, where unmarried couples are coming to Hong Kong, one to work, one trailing in the other’s wake. I have covered variations on this scenario previously, but this question is excellent as it gets to the heart of how to manage the inevitable visitor status of the non employed partner through […]

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Musing

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – Oct 2012

October 24th, 2012

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

On Mr Whelan’s show today, he was keen to learn more about visitor visas and also the immigration options for dependant visa holders who’s marriages have irretrievably broken down. We also had a short chat about the two-party nature of a Hong Kong employment visa application and the likelihood of small business owners actually being […]

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60 Second Snapshot'

Hong Kong Visas – The Long Stay Visitor’s Awkward Predicament

October 23rd, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 23 responses

3 or 4 times a week I receive a call from people who have exactly the same problem.It happens so often now, that I can tell what the problem is within the first 5 seconds of our conversation kicking off. And 9 times out of 10 these calls all follow a similar story line. Namely….. […]

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Hadley Says

Why Do Some Hong Kong Visa Applications Take Months to Finalise (if Ever)?

October 17th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 22 responses

If your application for a Hong Kong visa is taking a very long time to process any number of things could be going on to cause the delay. For example, the Immigration Department may be doing deep background checks on you or any of your accompanying family members to assess your bona fides in respect […]

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Is the Hong Kong Immigration Department Website Actually Any Use to Visa Applicants?

October 10th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department website is good for a few things but not very good at all where it counts – namely, indicting to you your chances of success in getting your Hong Kong residence visa application approved. You see, immigration policy in Hong Kong is governed by highly confidential guidelines which the general […]

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Hadley Says

Is the Travel Pass as Good as a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

September 30th, 2012

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Visitor Visas / 8 responses

The Travel Pass is designed for frequent visitors to Hong Kong who have a current, pre-existing employment outside of the HKSAR that is going to continue in the future. Moreover, The Travel Pass requires that your frequent visits here will be of benefit to Hong Kong. You also need the support of a local contact […]

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Hadley Says

The Shiny New D-I-Y Hong Kong Visa Kit – Get Yours Today – 100% FREE!

September 15th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 22 responses

Getting a visa to live in Hong Kong can be a complicated process. Understanding what it takes to get your application approved is not easy to fathom as the Hong Kong Immigration Department website is informative but not especially useful. Instead you can use the free service from the Hong Kong Visa Centre. In the […]

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Hadley Says

The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Out to Deny – Not Approve – Visa Applications (Aren’t They?)

August 30th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Visitor Visas / 35 responses

It is often said that the Hong Kong Immigration Department are out to refuse visa applications rather than approve them. Nothing could be further from the truth. The HKID  have a huge job of work administering the population records and immigration status needs of our fine city and it is churlish to anticipate that they […]

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