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Musing

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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Musing

How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 7 – The Visa Itself

January 13th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 1 response

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 how the Hong Kong Immigration Department look at applicants and where the focus of theHong Kong investment visa application consideration exercise falls. The talk […]

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QOTW: Can I Get A Hong Kong Work Visa With No Degree?

January 8th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

An old chestnut this question which comes up time and time again about getting a Hong Kong work visa with no degree – albeit this time in the context of a technical apprenticeship undertaken straight out of senior high school. QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I moved to Hong Kong from France one month ago. I […]

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Hong Kong Visas From 39,000 Feet @ General Assembly – Employment Visas

September 14th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 8 responses

On July 10, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly to give an overview talk on the opportunities for their foreign national Alumni seeking to remain in Hong Kong after graduating from their excellent programmes. The Rest of the Talk Introduction Visa to Work Own-Business Visa Top Notch Talent Visa 10 Million Dollar […]

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UPDATE! If You Are Applying For a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa You Must See This!

July 7th, 2014

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing, Resource / 6 responses

An occasional important update from the Hong Kong Visa Centre Two weeks ago, we had 3 business investment visas all refused on the same day. It is clear that the Hong Kong Immigration Department have recently gotten a lot tougher. If you intend to apply for a Hong Kong business investment visa, you must watch […]

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Case Studies

From Eel Farms to Chicken Sexing – All In a Day’s Work for the Hong Kong Visa Geeza!

April 26th, 2014

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas / 2 responses

Last month I delivered a CPD Course on Business Immigration to Hong Kong. I have just received a short piece of footage from the organisers Profectional where, in the 3 hour presentation, I give an example of how the Hong Kong Immigration Department were prepared to offer an employment visa to an 18 year old high […]

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Musing

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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Your Questions Answered

QOTW: Can I Expect to Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa if All of Our Work is Undertaken Outside of Hong Kong?

March 17th, 2014

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

The question asked actually belies a bigger issue when it comes to getting a  business investment visa for Hong Kong… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I’m looking at incorporating an internet based Company in Hong Kong, with the intention to cut my residency ties to my current country and operate the Company full time there. All of […]

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60 Second Snapshot'

How Can Hong Kong Technology Startups Improve Their Chances of Winning Investment Visa Approvals for Their Founders?

March 7th, 2014

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / 1 response

So you’re now committed to getting your Startup off the ground here in Hong Kong… When it comes to getting investment visa approvals, the problem with most technology startups is that most of them are boot strapped, most of them are run according to the Lean philosophy – and most of them fail within the […]

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Musing

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

February 6th, 2014

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 3 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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