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How Important Are Photographs When Documenting Relationship Bona Fides in a Same Sex Partner Visa Application for Hong Kong?

January 31st, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

It’s quite rare in most types of family visa applications that a single supporting document will definitively determine success or refusal. Of course, if you claim to be married or a legal parent (for example) and seeking a legal dependant’s visa, marriage and birth certificates are an absolute prerequisite to establish proof of legal relationship. But […]

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How to Get a Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Approved – The Inside Scoop – Passing the Approvability Test

March 5th, 2016

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 4 responses

On December 10, 2015 I gave a talk at Centre O Connect in Sheung wan setting out the nitty gritty of the Hong Kong entrepreneur visa since the implementation of the Enhancement Measures on May 6, 2015. In this segment, I discuss what it takes to get approved for a Hong Kong entrepreneur visa under […]

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One Man Hong Kong Investment Visa – What’s Required? (In Pictures)

February 10th, 2016

Posted by / in Infographic, Investment Visas / 21 responses

– Hong Kong investment visas are hard to get but not always impossible where the company starts out as a one man business. This infographic sets out exactly what is required in your approach to the Hong Kong Immigration Department. More Info to Help You Along Are there any advantages to being an existing resident […]

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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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Can You Expect ImmD to Readily Approve a Hong Kong Work Visa Application Just Because the Applicant is a Child of the Owner of the Sponsoring Business?

November 22nd, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

Hong Kong work visa application. What do ImmD make of applications for employment visas where the sponsoring business is owned by the visa applicant’s parent? QUESTION I have a limited company and I would like to bring my son up from Australia to be my right hand man. He is well qualified for the role […]

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Is the Hong Kong Startup Visa All That It’s Cracked Up to Be? – Getting One!

November 4th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 7 responses

On August 11, 2015 I gave a presentation discussing the so-called Hong Kong Startup visa that everyone is getting so excited about. In this segment at o Connect in Sheung Wan, I set out what it takes to get approved under the Hong Kong Startup visa arrangements. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Employment Visa

September 19th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 1 response

On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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4 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Are You a Professional?

March 9th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 1 response

On November 28, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly in Hong Kong to discuss the opportunities for their graduates to go about making an application for a Hong Kong work visa without paying for any professional help. In this section of the talk I discuss what the Hong Kong Immigration Department […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 8 – Approvability Test

January 26th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

I have given this talk around town for the last couple of years now and so pleased to finally add it to our coverage of the Hong Kong investment visa, specifically discussing the specific requirements of what it takes to get a Hong Kong investment visa approved. The talk was graciously hosted at WYND Co-working Space, ran by a […]

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2015 Immigration Enhancement Measures Applicable to the Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa (Business Investment Visa)

January 20th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing, VG Front Page / 9 responses

The Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa and the Startup visa comes into being (of sorts). In his recent Policy Address, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, CY Leung announced the 2015 Hong Kong Immigration Enhancement Measures to the business investment visa essentially splitting it into 2 streams – the Hong Kong Entrepreneur visa and also the Startup […]

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