My Daily Happenings

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Sep 2012

10 Must-Have Resources for a Successful Hong Kong Permanent Residency Application

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing, Resource, VG Front Page / 72 responses

Download the slides from my accompanying talk here. Watch my accompanying talk here. Now that you’ve lived in Hong Kong for a minimum of 7 years continuously, you’ll no doubt be turning your attention to your eligibility for the right of abode and making preparations for a permanent residency application. To help guide you  in […]

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Aug 2012

Will-He-or-Won’t-He? Mike Tyson, His Criminal Record & His Hong Kong Visa…

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 6 responses

You have probably heard by now. Yep, one of the meanest and toughest son-of-a-gun’s who ever walked the face of this earth  is coming to town. Probably. That’s if he can get a visa, he is. You see, Mike Tyson has a criminal record; for a  very serious crime. Rape no less. So what will […]

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04

Aug 2012

The Role of Unconditional Stay in Hong Kong Today

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / 1 response

Since the enactment of the Basic Law and the implementation of the arrangements for the Right of Abode in the HKSAR, the role of Unconditional Stay status in the realm of Hong Kong immigration practice has very much taken a back seat although, as you can see from this presentation taken from the Hong Kong […]

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12

Jul 2012

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – July 2012

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

I really enjoyed my entanglement with Phil @ Morning Brew today when he really went to town on the question of people who overstay their visa and Professional Visitors. We also talked about the Hong Kong Immigration Department as a system and what happens when the hammer falls on people doing their umpteeth Shenzhen Shuttle […]

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11

Jul 2012

The Hong Kong Immigration Department – What an Efficient Organisation They Really Are!

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / 9 responses

It’s not often that I am required to physically present myself at the Hong Kong Immigration Department these days. My staff usually take care of the administrative aspects of the Hong Kong Visa Centre case load and I have not been in to see the operations of the HKID myself for a couple of years […]

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Jun 2012

Hong Kong Visa Extension Advice & Assistance – 100% Free!

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 3 responses

The Hong Kong Visa Extension Kit is a professionally prepared resource you can rely on to take away the all too-frequent hassle of the Hong Kong visa extension process. This valuable immigration service contains all of the information, guidance and templates you need to process any kind of residence visa extension for Hong Kong – […]

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26

Jun 2012

Is the Hong Kong Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Actually Fit for Purpose?

Posted by / in Musing / 6 responses

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (“CIES”) came into effect on October 27, 2003. The purpose of the CIES is to encourage financial investment in Hong Kong, granting residence to qualifying applicants who invest a minimum of HK$10 million into qualifying Hong Kong financial assets (not, for the moment, including real estate – but that might […]

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Jun 2012

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – June 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 9 responses

After a bit of confusion over scheduling, on the 11th of June I finally made it back to the studios at RTHK in Broadcast Drive to once again appear as a guest on Phil Whelan’s Morning Brew show. This morning we talked about a lot of stuff, but Phil was keen to press the issue […]

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09

Jun 2012

Hong Kong Investment Visa Applications – What’s Involved?

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 9 responses

Guess what? You might be surprised to learn that, for an entrepreneurial driven economy such as Hong Kong’s, there are only comparatively few investment visas granted annually. The 200-300 approvals recorded are very modest matched against the 25,000 work visas issued yearly and indeed, the 1,300 capital investment visas which were granted in 2010. As […]

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May 2012

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – May 2012

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

On May 3rd Phil Whelan had me back on his Morning Brew show on Radio Three to talk about Hong Kong visa and immigration matters. It had been a while since I had seen him and spoken on the show, but it was as though almost nothing had changed (not least the stunning decor of […]

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