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Musing

Hong Kong Visas for Same Sex Partners – A Practical Guide

October 6th, 2014

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This video sets out the practicalities for same sex partners in securing the permission of ImmD to join their significant other in Hong Kong. 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 talk, I cover the ground […]

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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Tips on How to Apply For a Hong Kong Visa – Public Talk @ WYND on June 17, 2014 From 7 ~ 8 pm

June 15th, 2014

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Not everyone needs a business investment visa to start your own business in Hong Kong… This Tuesday evening, the good guys at WYND co-working space right in the heart of SOHO and LKF have asked me to come and have a fireside chat about the types of immigration status available if you are a foreign […]

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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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Interview: What’s Actually Involved in Getting a Hong Kong Investment Visa Approved?

February 6th, 2014

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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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Hadley Says

Do Immigration Consultants Add Any Value to the Hong Kong Visa Process?

December 13th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 11 responses

Hadley has strong views about the value that Hong Kong immigration consultants add to the visa process in the HKSAR and in this short rant he sets them out for the world to know! More Stuff You May Find Interesting or Useful How can my FDH visa holding fiance transition into a dependant visa with […]

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Musing

Getting Professional Help With Your Hong Kong Visa Application – On the Cheap!

November 5th, 2013

Posted by / in Musing, VG Front Page / 1 response

What I love about Hong Kong is our free market, bags of competition and loads of choices. Of course, this also applies to my industry too. I just love this picture (which I pinched from MarketingWell.com) and can’t resist sharing it here. Says it all really! More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting But Stephen, […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Documents Required

September 2nd, 2013

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / 4 responses

10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application In the main, the documents required for a successful Right of Abode application speak to the actuality of your last seven years of life in Hong Kong. Of course, not everyone keeps  complete and accurate records over time and most right of […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Losing It!

August 27th, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application Alas, the Right of Abode for foreign nationals is not strictly speaking a full and complete right as such – in one respect it is only a partial right. Essentially as a non Chinese citizen, once you have secured PR in Hong […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Paperwork, Process & Patience

August 16th, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application You must apply to verify your eligibility for a Permanent Hong Kong Identity Card via form ROP145. This is submitted to the HKID at Immigration Tower via the Right of Abode section along with the completed the declaration on Form ROP146. Alternatively […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Security Objections & Outstanding Taxation Liabilities

August 12th, 2013

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / 3 responses

10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application Some foreign national applicants for permanent residency are extremely concerned that certain transgressions of the law during their time in Hong Kong could serve as a barrier to them qualifying for the right of abode here. Namely, will a criminal conviction in […]

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