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Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Topics

Your Questions Answered

What Kind of Visa Do We Need for a Technician to Undertake Highly Specialized 3D Scanning Work in Hong Kong That Will Last Only 10 Days?

September 21st, 2020

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

Does the fact that a piece of work to be undertaken in Hong Kong by a foreign national is project-specific and only going to last a few short days somehow obviate the requirement for an employment visa ? QUESTION We have acquired a contract with a company in Hong Kong. We have one person that […]

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Infographics

Newcomer’s Guide to Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa

July 3rd, 2020

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Infographic, VG Front Page / 10 responses

This infographic sets out how the path to securing a Hong Kong employment visa is traveled, from the decision to look for work through to granting of the all-important visa in your passport. More Stuff to Help You Along The perils of contriving a job offer in order to make an employment visa application in […]

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Waiting-in-the-Wings: The Typical Experience of a Foreign National Spouse in the Hong Kong Visa Application Process

December 28th, 2019

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Family Visas, VG Front Page / 7 responses

First Published May 4, 2013 If you and your family are relocating to Hong Kong with your spouse’s job and he (or his employer) is responsible for organizing the visas for you and your children, what can you expect of the Hong Kong visa application process? Firstly, the dependant visas which you and the children […]

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Your Questions Answered

Is 50 Days a Particularly Long Time to Process a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application?

October 24th, 2018

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

How long should a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application take to finalize – especially in light of the 4 weeks cited on the Hong Kong Immigration Department website? QUESTION My working visa application is now almost into its 7th week (49 days and counting). There were documents that immigration requested from my sponsor which may have delayed […]

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Case Studies

You Have Been Warned: The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Now Essentially Working To Rule

July 18th, 2017

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas / No responses

I have been spending the last 4-5 months of my life fending off the reasonable concerns which clients have about how long it is taking ImmD to finalise most type of visa applications but mostly employment and business investment (entrepreneur) applications. Here’s an example of how it works (real life case example) from a recent […]

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Why & How The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Getting A Lot Tougher Now – Investment Visa Processing Times

December 14th, 2016

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 6 responses

On June 14,2016 I gave a talk at WYND Co-Working Space in Lan Kwai Fong on the topic of why and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department are getting a lot tougher now in the wake of the Audit Commission Report Number 66 released to ImmD in April and made public in June. This seventh […]

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Why & How The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Getting A Lot Tougher Now – GEP & ASMTP Processing Times

December 6th, 2016

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

On June 14,2016 I gave a talk at WYND Co-Working Space in Lan Kwai Fong on the topic of why and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department are getting a lot tougher now in the wake of the Audit Commission Report Number 66 released to ImmD in April and made public in June. This is […]

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Case Studies

The Remarkable Tale of a Hong Kong Investment Visa Approval – Buying a Restaurant, Maintaining Jobs & Managing Remotely

July 31st, 2013

Posted by / in Case Study, Investment Visas / 5 responses

On Friday last week, our client Mike Chapin very graciously invited my colleagues and I to have dinner at his restaurant JAR in Central. He asked us along as his guests to celebrate the approval of his and his wife Natalia’s Hong Kong investment and dependant visa applications a few weeks earlier. Due to travel and other (family) […]

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Hong Kong Investment Visa Processing Times – Current Residents Much, Much (Much!) Faster Than Non Residents

March 1st, 2013

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 3 responses

Something quite amazing happened earlier this week. Here follows the story… We submitted a change of category application for a current Hong Kong foreign national resident (sponsored employment to business investment) via the residents section on the 5th floor of Immigration Tower on February 6th. We did what we normally do, the client was well […]

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Hadley Says

What to Do if You Find Yourself in the Hong Kong Visa ‘Twilight Zone’

January 31st, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 4 responses

Sometimes, Hong Kong residents find themselves changing employers or swapping from a sponsored employment visa to a business investment visa, when their current limit of stay expires and they find themselves ‘without a visa’ whilst the Hong Kong ID are working on their applications. In this instance, so long as you have an ‘active application’ […]

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