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QOTW: Will My Hong Kong Work Visa Change of Employer be Denied If My Fixed Compensation is Significantly Less Than in My Current Role?

February 27th, 2016

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

What happens to your Hong Kong work visa change of employer application if your new job pays much less than your old one? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I currently hold an employment visa with a Hong Kong company where I am receiving a monthly salary of HK$50,000 (fixed salary, no bonuses), and have been working with this […]

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Do You Need a Degree to Get a Hong Kong Work Visa?

January 6th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

Do you need a Degree to get a Hong Kong work visa? The short answer is no, not necessarily. Having said that, having a degree certainly helps on the road to visa approval, especially if you have post graduate qualifications as well. The Hong Kong employment visa approvability test calls for special skills, knowledge or […]

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2015 Hong Kong Immigration Policy Update – Big Earners Do Well

March 3rd, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 1 response

On February 10, 2015 I gave a talk at www.centreo.hk on my interpretation of the immigration policy changes announced by CY Leung earlier in January. In this segment I discuss the Enhancement Measures which see new advantages for those who earn more than HKD2 million p.a. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting 2015 […]

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QOTW: How Are Mainland Applicants for Visas Issued Under the Hong Kong General Employment Policy Treated Differently From Other Foreign Nationals?

February 17th, 2015

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

Under the Hong Kong General Employment Policy, what’s the procedural difference if you are a Chinese citizen applying for a Hong Kong work visa (or any other type of visa for that matter) compared to the rules applying to non-Chinese foreign nationals? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a Chinese citizen currently enrolled in a […]

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2015 Hong Kong Immigration Enhancement Measures Applicable to the Employment Visa and Visas Issued Under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents & Professionals

January 19th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, Uncategorized, VG Front Page / 6 responses

In his recent Policy Address, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, CY Leung announced the 2015 Hong Kong Immigration Enhancement Measures to the employment visa issued under the General Employment Policy with corresponding tweaks to the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents & Professionals. This short Update offers commentary on these changes. More Stuff You May Find […]

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Applying for a Hong Kong Employment Visa Under the Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme

September 6th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / No responses

The Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme provides an immigration mechanism for very well qualified Chinese talents resident on the mainland to come to Hong Kong for employment… On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. In this section of the […]

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Interview: Do You Think the Special Hong Kong Visa Programmes Designed for Mainland Residents are as Attractive Now as They Were When First Introduced?

July 3rd, 2014

Posted by / in Musing, Special Programmes / 10 responses

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Really Are Getting Tougher Across the Board Now…

April 16th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 3 responses

It has taken me 21 years to make this claim…  I have been practicing in Hong Kong immigration advisory matters since 1993. All down those years, I have been asked countless times “is Immigration getting harder?’ and unflinchingly I have answered ‘no’. It has always been my experience that if you have an approvable case […]

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QOTW: Do I Really Need an Employment Visa if I Get 6 Months’ Visitor Status Upon Arrival & Intend to Work in Hong Kong for a Maximum of 2 Weeks?

February 16th, 2014

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

Is it ever legal to work in Hong Kong – especially on a short term basis – with a Visitor Status – without the permission of the Director of Immigration? QUESTION I am a UK based one person limited company and have been asked by a major financial services company with a business based in […]

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What Are the Obligations of an Employer to a Prospective Employee When an Application for a Hong Kong Work Visa Has Been Refused?

January 16th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 4 responses

Foreign nationals seeking to work in Hong Kong have a lot of stake in an employment visa application so when it doesn’t work out positively where does that leave their proposed relationship? QUESTION Hi, After the recruitment process in a multinational company in Hong Kong, they decided to employ me, so I signed the offer […]

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