My Daily Happenings

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Jun 2015

ImmD @ Sixes & Sevens Presently – Longer Case Processing Times Than Usual Being Experienced At This Time

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Longer Case Processing Times – the Enhancement Measures of the Hong Kong Immigration Department came into effect on May 4… Image Credit Since then it is now routinely taking longer across the board for most applications affecting foreign national applicants and temporary residents alike. Whilst it is still very early on in the life of […]

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Jun 2015

LIFTING THE LID: Why Did We Start the Visa Geeza Interviews?

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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 why we started our 5 year project, The Visa Geeza Interviews (want to be our guest?) More Stuff […]

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Jun 2015

Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Shenzhen Shuttle?

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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 Shenzhen Shuttle. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean… Administrative Flux? Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean… Slippers & Pipe […]

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Jun 2015

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio 3 – June, 2015

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It had been about 10 weeks since I got over to Broadcast Drive to see el maestro Whelan but made it finally yesterday… You can listen to our complete discussion here. Phil works real hard on his Morning Brew Facebook page which I recommend you check out and Like! More Stuff You Might Find Useful or Interesting More […]

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08

Jun 2015

My Intellectual Heroes… Reading List & Presentations to Watch!

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These four gentlemen are my Intellectual Heroes. I have been circulating a reading and watching list via email for a couple of years now and increasingly people are asking me to send it to them. So, here we go… For background on the deeper thinking that went into the development of our business model please […]

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Jun 2015

Why We Are Invested in European Passport

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Some of you may know that Martyn and I are invested in a second citizenship brand based on the Golden Resident Permit (“GRP”) issued by Portugal.  It’s called European Passport.  – Click to Learn How – This programme is the best of its kind anywhere in the world, offering 28 countries for the price of […]

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May 2015

LIFTING THE LID: What Would It Take For the Hong Kong Visa Centre to ‘Fire’ a Client?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Uncategorized, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 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 what needs to happen in the relationship with a Hong Kong Visa Centre client that would lead […]

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May 2015

What Are the Chances of Being Allowed Back if You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa and Are Then Convicted of that Crime?

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Uncategorized, Visitor Visas / No responses

It is NEVER a good idea to overstay your Hong Kong visa for the reasons set out below… QUESTION I previously overstayed my Visitor visa for a period of 13 months;  I reported to the Immigration Department, was charged and at Sha Tin court I was convicted and given a suspended sentence of 6 months. […]

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May 2015

Video… Visa Geeza Speaks… Creating Relationships

Posted by / in Musing, Visa Geeza TV / No responses

Over the last few months I have been invited to speak at various events around town on the use of video, our business strategy and experience in building a rapidly growing professional services business based on the concept of giving all of our IP, visa know-how and immigration experience away for free via our three […]

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May 2015

Hong Kong Immigration Policy – 2015 Enhancement Measures Come Into Effect

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Uncategorized, Visitor Visas / No responses

On Monday May 4, the Hong Kong Immigration Department 2015 Enhancement Measures officially came into effect. I will be in the studio this weekend recording more details but for now, it’s a case of puff and fizzle rather than crash and boom! I will be posting updated frequently on what we learn and the Hong Kong […]

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