Answers To All Your Hong Kong Immigration Questions

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Mar 2018

The Challenge of Visa Approvability for Freelance Writers & Reporters in Hong Kong

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

Freelancers in Hong Kong are often faced with a round-pegs-in-square-holes visa situation that is not easily resolved. This post attempts to deal with the challenge of visa approvability for these people and shed some light on what is actually do-able from an immigration perspective. QUESTION I am currently a full-time reporter in Hong Kong, I […]

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Mar 2018

What Paperwork (If Any) Goes Into Your Passport to Recognize that You Are a Hong Kong Permanent Resident?

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Dead simple question this one with a very short answer (for a change!) QUESTION What paperwork/ piece of paper, if any, goes in to your passport to recognize that you are a permanent resident of the HKSAR?  For the last 7 years I’ve had a dependant visa.  I need to know as I have one […]

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Mar 2018

How Can I Manage the Collection of My Approved Visa Label if I Have No Fixed Address Before Arriving in Hong Kong? (TEMPLATE INCLUDED)

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

Easy, yet an important question this one – all about visa label collection once your applications have been approved. QUESTION Hi, we have received information that our visa stamps will be sent out in November, however I will be travelling overseas during that time and won’t be at a fixed address until I arrive in […]

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Mar 2018

The Vexed Question of Hong Kong Visas for Chinese National Spouses Resident on the Mainland

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

Hong Kong visas for Chinese national spouses cannot be directly sponsored by their Permanent Resident spouses. So, what ‘unconditional visa’ options exist, if any, for family reunion purposes? QUESTION I am a Hong Kong  PR (Canadian, been in HK for 9 years now working as a CPA) and recently married a PRC resident, who is […]

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Mar 2018

How Can I Convert My Foreign Domestic Helper Visa to a Dependant Visa After Marriage to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 6 responses

Can you swap from a foreign domestic helper visa to a dependant visa whilst in Hong Kong? QUESTION My domestic helper, from the Philippines, is married to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident. Her contract with me expires in April and they want to apply for a dependent visa for her. Is this possible, what are […]

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Feb 2018

Will the Hong Kong Immigration Department Tell You Why a Visitor Visa Application Has Been Refused?

Posted by / in Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

Will the Hong Kong Immigration Department ever tell you why a Visitor Visa application has been refused? One of the more frustrating aspects of dealing with the Hong Kong Immigration Department is the almost total lack of visibility on why applications get refused. No more so when it relates to a ‘limited purpose’ application for […]

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23

Feb 2018

I Am About to Lose My Hong Kong Dependant Visa & My Employer Won’t Sponsor An Employment Visa. Can I Just Keep Quiet At Work? They Probably Won’t Check My Visa Status…

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

What can you do if your marriage has irretrievably broken down and your Dependant visa is about to expire? QUESTION I am separating from my wife and she is refusing to keep me on her Dependent visa. My visa expires in a month and my employers have always made it clear that they won’t sponsor […]

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Feb 2018

Will a Short Period of Time Away From Hong Kong Break My Continuity of Residence for My Eventual Right of Abode Application?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 6 responses

Short period of time away from Hong Kong break my continuity of residence? Sometimes, continuity of ordinary residence can inadvertently be broken due to factors outside of your control… QUESTION I recently graduated from a Hong Kong university after 2 years of permanent study. Due to circumstances I had to return to my home country […]

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Feb 2018

Is it Legal for Company B to Hire Me Away from Company A (Assuming No Local Can Fill the Vacancy) & Apply For a New Hong Kong Work Visa Before the First Expires?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

New Hong Kong work visa? This question has a straightforward answer which has been addressed quite a few times previously on this Blog but it was asked in such a novel away it made me realize that not everyone views Hong Kong immigration through the lens that I have carried with me for 20 years! […]

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Feb 2018

How Can an Overseas Company Temporarily Sponsor Hong Kong Employment Visa Permissions?

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

A frequently experienced conundrum. How can a foreign company temporarily sponsor Hong Kong employment visa permissions for its employees and contractors who need to work here in pursuit of a commercial arrangement which is of an indefinite or fixed duration here? QUESTION How can one visit and deliver short-term (typically 1-5 days duration) training courses […]

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