My Daily Happenings

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Dec 2015

Visa Geeza Speaks… On Content Marketing in Hong Kong… Setting the Scene

Posted by / in Musing, Visa Geeza TV / 11 responses

I was recently invited to contribute to a Digimeet event to talk on ‘How to get more sales through content marketing in Hong Kong’. In this short piece, I set out how Martyn and I embraced content marketing in Hong Kong determining to build an internet service capability that helps people answer questions and solve […]

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Dec 2015

Hong Kong Visa Geeza – My Story in 10 Parts – 9 – The Winning It Back Years

Posted by / in Musing / 3 responses

 In the connection economy, to show you are authentic, transparent and vulnerable you need everyone to know your story. So here’s mine (in ten parts!) continuing with … In part 9, I talk about how Martyn and I were able to claw our way back from entrepreneurship oblivion once we understood how we would go […]

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Nov 2015

Is it Better to Apply for Your Visa Before or After You Move to Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 21 responses

This is an important question! As a matter of fact there are some types of Hong Kong immigration status where the rules are very strict about where you have to be on the day your application is formally submitted. For example, if you are applying for permanent residency, then you MUST be physically in Hong […]

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Nov 2015

Can You Expect ImmD to Readily Approve a Hong Kong Work Visa Application Just Because the Applicant is a Child of the Owner of the Sponsoring Business?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

Hong Kong work visa application. What do ImmD make of applications for employment visas where the sponsoring business is owned by the visa applicant’s parent? QUESTION I have a limited company and I would like to bring my son up from Australia to be my right hand man. He is well qualified for the role […]

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21

Nov 2015

The Evolution of the Hong Kong Business Investment Visa: How the Now Defunct Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Inevitably Led to the Startup Visa

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

In October 2015, I was invited to give a short presentation at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Baker Tilly Signature series of talks held at Regus Central Plaza in Wanchai. I spoke about the evolution of the ability for foreign nationals to secure immigration status in Hong Kong by investment and how the failing Capital […]

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Nov 2015

LIFTING THE LID: The Hong Kong Visa Centre Fee Discounting Philosophy

Posted by / in Musing / No responses

In this occasional series of commentary, I provide a peek inside our professional practice and offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Hong Kong Visa Centre team. In this short piece, I discuss our philosophy in relation to professional fee discounting here at the Hong Kong Visa Centre. More Stuff […]

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Nov 2015

Is the Hong Kong Startup Visa All That It’s Cracked Up to Be? – D-I-Y Without Any Professional Help!

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 1 response

On August 11, 2015 I gave a presentation discussing the so-called Hong Kong Startup visa that everyone is getting so excited about. In this final segment at o Connect in Sheung Wan, I discuss how you go about applying for and getting approved a Startup Visa without paying for any professional help! The Rest of […]

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Nov 2015

Is the Hong Kong Startup Visa All That It’s Cracked Up to Be? – Can You Tick the Box?

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 4 responses

On August 11, 2015 I gave a presentation discussing the so-called Hong Kong Startup visa that everyone is getting so excited about. In this segment at o Connect in Sheung Wan, I discuss how a Startup visa applicant ‘ticks the box’ with the Hong Kong Immigration Department and goes on to be approved. The Rest […]

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Nov 2015

Hong Kong Visa Geeza – My Story in 10 Parts – 8 – The Losing It All Years

Posted by / in Musing / 4 responses

 In the connection economy, to show you are authentic, transparent and vulnerable you need everyone to know your story. So here’s mine (in ten parts!) continuing with … In part 8, I talk about the lessons I learned between 2000 and 2010 in what I have couched as the Losing It All Years. My Story […]

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10

Nov 2015

Is the Hong Kong Startup Visa All That It’s Cracked Up to Be? – Accompanying Family

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 3 responses

On August 11, 2015 I gave a presentation discussing the so-called Hong Kong Startup visa that everyone is getting so excited about. In this segment at o Connect in Sheung Wan, I discuss the arrangements in play for family members and other loved ones accompanying an applicant for a Hong Kong Kong Startup visa. The […]

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