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100% Hong Kong Visa Application Success Rate? Take It All With A Grain of Salt!

May 6th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 36 responses

First Published September 26, 2012 Some of my colleagues in the immigration services community in Hong Kong prefer to promote their practices on the strength of their 100% application success rates. I have no reason to doubt the veracity of these claims. I really do believe it’s true. How our competitors choose to position their […]

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Can I Get a Hong Kong Dependant Visa for My Same Sex Partner Now That We Are Legally Married?

April 28th, 2017

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

Hong Kong dependant visa for my same sex partner? How is a legal marriage between same sex partners considered by the Hong Kong Immigration Department? QUESTION I am a Hong Kong permanent resident but not currently living in the HKSAR.  I am considering re-locating to Hong Kong and would like to bring my husband with […]

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Can I Actually Submit a Hong Kong Same Sex Partner Visa Application Via the Extension of Stay Process These Days?

April 18th, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Hong Kong same sex partner visa application – changes as to how ImmD consider extension of stay applications effectively mean that same sex partner visa applications need to be submitted on an entry visa basis using form ID1003 A/B and not via the ID91. QUESTION First, can you please clarify what form/s should be submitted […]

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I’m a British National Accompanying My Girlfriend Who’s Transferring to Hong Kong to Work for 2 Years – What Kind of Visa Can I Get to Join Her?

February 26th, 2017

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

Frequent visitors to Hong Kong need to have bona fide reasons for coming here as often as they do and also need to be able to demonstrate to the examining Immigration Officer their need for such frequent visits in the event they are questioned at the point of arrival. The following question enables a discussion […]

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Can the Employer Sponsoring a Gay Employee’s Hong Kong Employment Visa Assist in Any Way in a Visa Application For an Accompanying Life-Partner?

February 23rd, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

With the prolonged visitor visa being a less than satisfactory yet ultimately practical solution to the issue of same sex partners in Hong Kong, it is hardly surprising that it throws up lots of questions and I am grateful to this questioner for raising the issues that he does. QUESTION Hi Stephen, First a big […]

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What Do The Immigration Department Say About Permitted Activity as a Visitor to Hong Kong?

October 4th, 2016

Posted by / in Musing, Visitor Visas / No responses

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong recently enquired of ImmD this very question and in July published their International Business Committee (IBC) Paper on “Immigration Arrangements for Entry for Visit and Employment in Hong Kong“. You can download a copy here to learn what is permitted activity as a visitor to Hong Kong. […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Slippers And Pipe Visa?

September 3rd, 2016

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

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 notion of a Slippers And Pipe Visa. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean… Administrative Flux? Can a gay married couple […]

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Fame At Last… the Hong Kong Visa Centre as a Classic Seth Godin Case Study!

May 13th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 6 responses

I have 4 intellectual heroes – one of whom is Seth Godin. Image Credit: TED   I was interviewed on the Podcast series TGFx where I talk about how Seth Godin so instrumentally influenced the business which Martyn and I put together when developing the Hong Kong Visa Centre business model. You can listen to […]

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Why Internet Forums Are A Cr@p Source of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Advice

April 8th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Forum Folly, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 33 responses

Hong Kong visa forums? Q – Would you ask a public forum for advice on how to get your teenage daughter off drugs? Q – Would you ask a public forum for advice on how to answer a tax question from the HK IRD? Q – Would you ask a public forum about how to make an application […]

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Why Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala Was Denied Entry Into Hong Kong Today

January 28th, 2016

Posted by / in Musing, Visitor Visas / No responses

In the next 24 hours, you’ll hear a lot of noise about why this French maverick was denied entry into Hong Kong today. Putting aside the controversy surrounding his material and also his political views, there is a solid immigration justification for ImmD to refuse him entry. They had reasonable grounds to suspect that he […]

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