Answers To All Your Hong Kong Immigration Questions

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Sep 2020

Can a Foreign Domestic Helper Working in Hong Kong for 30 Years Automatically Secure the Right of Abode After Marrying a Hong Kong Permanent Resident?

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The question of right of abode for FDH’s in Hong Kong is a wound that continues to bleed… QUESTION If a Philippine domestic helper has been in Hong Kong continuously for 30 years can she obtain permanent residency after marrying a foreign (British) permanent resident? If not, can she remain in Hong Kong under any […]

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Sep 2020

How Can I Manage the Expiry of My Hong Kong Employment Visa With My Intention to Resign From My Job & Start My Own Business Here?

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Juggling commitments to your employer and your employment visa status can be challenging when you plan to quit and start your own business… QUESTION I have been sponsored over the past 5 years by my current employer and I have now decided to set up my own business. The limited company is being created whilst […]

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Aug 2020

What Will the Immigration Department Make of a Third Party Objection to An Application for a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Objection to an application for a Hong Kong investment visa? Revenge is a dish best eaten cold, as they say. So, can an application for a Hong Kong investment visa be negatively impacted by the fact of a debt outstanding to a disgruntled creditor – or can it at least be used as a point […]

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Aug 2020

Will the 2 Years I Spent Studying in China Break My Continuous Residence for the Hong Kong Right of Abode?

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

Circumstances sometimes conspire against foreign national residents here who find themselves in a quandary as to whether or not their continuous ordinary residence here has been broken due to decisions made (voluntary or otherwise) earlier on in their lives in Hong Kong. In this situation, will an application for the Right of Abode fail? QUESTION […]

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Aug 2020

Foreign Nationals Working in Hong Kong – Getting Married, Changing Visas & the Immigration Status of Children Born Here Subsequently

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

So, what are the immigration implications of getting married and then having children in Hong Kong if you are a temporary resident presently holding an employment visa? QUESTION Hi, Can you please help with a few questions? 1. I am getting married next month and would like to cancel my employment visa through my employer, […]

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Aug 2020

Should You Ever Get Married Just for Hong Kong Visa Purposes?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 12 responses

The answer is no – you should never get married just for Hong Kong visa purposes! But if you are in a genuine, long-standing, loving committed relationship and potentially forced apart due to an unexpected, or involuntary relocation to Hong Kong for work purposes and marriage was an inevitability anyway, then… QUESTION I am a […]

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15

Aug 2020

How Easy (or Hard) is it For a Second Foreign National Business Partner to Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa for an Unprofitable Company?

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What will the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of an application for a second partner to join in an existing business and secure a business investment visa (or) Hong Kong investment visa for an unprofitable company – easy or hard? QUESTION My business partner is moving to Hong Kong soon. Until this point, we had […]

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Aug 2020

How Easy (or Hard) is it For a Chinese Spouse Resident on the Mainland to Secure a Dependant Visa for Hong Kong?

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Can a Chinese spouse resident on the Mainland secure a dependant visa for Hong Kong? QUESTION My brother is married to a Chinese girl. He is Singaporean and coming to Hong Kong on a working visa. Can he get his wife a dependant visa for Hong Kong? They have proper legal marriage certificate from Singapore. […]

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Aug 2020

Will Performance-Based Equity Compensation Suffice Instead of a Cash Salary for A Hong Kong Employment Visa?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

No one has asked me this type of question about compensation for employees for about 17 years now so I’m grateful to the questioner for raising it as she did. QUESTION I have successfully registered a business and been awarded an investment visa in Hong Kong. The company is a start up with limited capital […]

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Aug 2020

How Can I Handle My Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension If I Plan to Be On Leave For 8 Weeks Around the Time for Renewal?

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This situation occurs quite a lot especially for those employees who were originally summer hires and are on back to back employment contracts matching the validity of their limits of stay. QUESTION I am a Canadian currently employed in Hong Kong and have a work visa. If I plan to be absent on leave in […]

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