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Case Studies

The Twists and Turns of an Unusual Hong Kong Permanent Residency Application

May 24th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR / 10 responses

  Our client was a French national with a wife and 5 year old daughter – all of them, French citizens. He had first arrived in Hong Kong in 2004 as a student to undertake an MBA programme at the University of Hong Kong. Upon graduation in 2006, he joined a European investment bank where […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa – Teenage High School Graduate Gets Approved!

May 19th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas / 11 responses

There are about 15,000 Hong Kong employment visas granted each year. Every one of these applications is unique with its own particular qualities and circumstances. Consequently the application of the approvability test for permission to work in the HKSAR, obviously, differs from case to case. The test for approval places a burden on the applicant […]

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What’s the Minimum Salary for a Hong Kong Employment Visa Approval?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 2 responses

This is a vexed question for many visa applicants and their employers but there is a simple rule of thumb that needs to be adhered to. The Hong Kong Immigration Department expect that a foreigner seeking employment visa permissions to work in Hong Kong will perform, at a minimum, supervisory duties under his or her […]

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If I Didn’t Graduate from University, Will it Stop Me From Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 5 responses

No, you don’t always need a degree to get an employment visa for Hong Kong. Definitely not! But instead, you have to have a lot of experience in your particular line of work. The Hong Kong Immigration Department are looking for special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong […]

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What’s the Basic Income of a Typical Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 5 responses

Many employment visa applicants and the companies which want to hire them struggle with the question of what’s the minimum salary for visa approval? The answer is quite easy really: – The target should be two hundred thousand hong kong dollars each year – This is the total value of the employment not just the […]

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How Extensive Should My Business Plan Be In Order to Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas / 6 responses

Not massively so. In fact you can get away without one altogether if writing such a document doesn’t fall readily within your existing skill set. There are other ways to skin this particular cat. More Stuff You May Find Useful WRAP UP: How to apply for a Hong Kong investment visa without any professional help […]

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Is There a Base Salary Requirement for a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / No responses

Effectively, yes, there is. The target sum that you’re looking for is about 200,000 Hong Kong dollars a year. However, this sum is not in of itself, definitive. We’ve seen approvals down at the HKD186,000 level. And this amount is NOT the value of the cash salary to be paid. No, the HKD200,000 can amount to the total value […]

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Shareholder in the Company Employing You? What the Hong Kong Immigration Department Think…

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / 4 responses

There really is no such thing as visa self-sponsorship if you are an entrepreneur seeking permissions to join in your own business in Hong Kong. You either work for an independent third party employer, or you are working for yourself (or possibly in partnership with one or 2 others). The Immigration Department will look through […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa – Do You Need a Degree?

April 13th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / No responses

No, you don’t always need a degree to get an employment visa for Hong Kong. Definitely not! But instead, you have to have a lot of experience in your particular line of work. The Hong Kong Immigration Department are looking for special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong […]

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