Answers To All Your Hong Kong Immigration Questions

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Oct 2012

Hong Kong Investment Visa – An Excellent Example of a Foreign SME That Could Expect Immigration Approval to Relocate to the HKSAR

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Even modestly scaled SME’s with a track record of operations overseas can expect the Hong Kong Immigration Department to look favourably on an application from the owner for a business investment visa to, effectively, redomicile the business operations into Hong Kong. This question asked recently sets the scene nicely. QUESTION “Firstly thanks for providing such […]

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Oct 2012

How Important Are Employment Testimonials in a Hong Kong QMAS Visa Application?

Posted by / in Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 8 responses

The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is designed to attract ‘top notch’ talents to the HKSAR and, by my reckoning, only about 5% of applicants ever receive a Golden Ticket. Of course if you happen to have a Nobel prize or you are an Olympiad with a medal to your name, the odds of an approval […]

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Sep 2012

Work Ended – What Visa Options Do You Have to Stay in Hong Kong For Another 2 Years to Get Your Permanent Residency?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

This is a popular topic that people query our websites about, so it’s timely that we received this question out of the blue yesterday. In my answer I refer to the following content resources: QMAS, Dependant Visa, Business Investment Visa. QUESTION “I have been working in HK since 2007 on a working visa, which expired […]

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Sep 2012

Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status vs. the Right of Abode for CIES Visa Holders

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme is a really neat visa for those well-off enough to be able to afford it. Permanent residency is available at the end of 7 years continuous ordinary residence, but it is not sufficient just to hold the visa – you have to have lived here too… QUESTION “Hi Stephen, I […]

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Aug 2012

Can I Swap From a Hong Kong Dependant Visa to a Hong Kong Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Visa?

Posted by / in Your Question Answered / 6 responses

It happens all too often. The main foreign national breadwinner is to be transferred (again) out of Hong Kong with the family all settled here, with disruption to kids in school inevitable. This question looks at the possibilities of using the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme to avoid this unsatisfactory state of affairs. QUESTION “Dear Mr […]

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Jul 2012

If I Am an Overseas Chinese and My Mother Holds a HKSAR Passport and a PHKID Card Do I Have the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

The question of permanent residency in Hong Kong is one of the most complex areas of immigration practice and this question is helpful in that it speaks to the situation of ethnically Chinese foreign nationals with Hong Kong parentage. QUESTION “I am a mother of three children. I hold a Permanent Hong Kong Identity card […]

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Jul 2012

7 Years Residence in Hong Kong Under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme – What Permanent Residency Options Exist?

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme has been a god send for reasonably well off people who have always fancied the idea of residence in Hong Kong but who were reluctant to start an operating business to be able to accomplish this. The following question raises the issue of how to disentangle yourself from the visa, […]

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Jul 2012

Hong Kong Investment Visa – Case Which Would Not Get Approved Today But Will Be Approved 9 ~ 12 Months From Now

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

This question is a really interesting one as, from an immigration perspective, it suffers from the lack of a compelling reason for the owner of the business to be able to show the Hong Kong Immigration Department that she is in a position to make a substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong – […]

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Jul 2012

Losing Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status Due to Studies Abroad – A Family’s Dilemma

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

One of the more upsetting parts of being a Hong Kong immigration consultant is learning that one family member alone, due to an unfortunate combination of circumstances, finds herself the odd one out by not having been able to correctly manage her visa status here – and all, essentially, through no fault of her own. […]

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Jun 2012

My Employment Visa Expires Before My Change of Employer Application Will be Finalised – Help!

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

It can be an administrative nightmare when you find yourself in such a state of limbo. However, if you have no need to leave Hong Kong pending the outcome of your change of sponsorship application, ImmD have a very practical solution – assuming you submit your application to change employers BEFORE your current limit of […]

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