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Musing

Investment Visas, the Catch 22, Multi-Level Marketing & What the Hong Kong Immigration Department Do Instead of Saying NO!

May 28th, 2014

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This is another snippet from the ‘teaching the lawyers‘ presentation I gave in March this year and organised by Profectional, the CPD programme folks… The first part of the presentation covers the essential elements of the Hong Kong business investment visa approvability test, but I cover off the Catch 22 between 2.17 and 7.16 and then […]

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InvestHK Israel Roadshow – the Hong Kong Visa Geeza Does It Tough!

May 18th, 2014

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It’s a tough life helping to promote inward investment to Hong Kong, but someone has to do it… More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting 1. INFOGRAPHIC – One Man Investment Visa for Hong Kong 2. PDF – Information on the Hong Kong Business Investment Visa 3. PLAN – The Hong Kong Visa Application Roadmap 4. CASE […]

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Startup Grind – Intrepid Entrepreneur Jong Lee Shares His Wisdom On Doing Business in Hong Kong

May 6th, 2014

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My ‘other’ business Video Cha Cha proudly sponsors Startup Grind here in Hong Kong. Jong Lee is the Managing Director of RGL Holdings Limited and has spent over 15 years building businesses in various roles, ranging from private equity, to venture capital and angel investment, and entrepreneurship. Jong specializes in technology, media, traditional industries, and special […]

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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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Your Questions Answered

QOTW: Under What Conditions is it Possible to Apply for an Early Extension to a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

April 7th, 2014

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What will ImmD make of an early request for the extension of a Hong Kong investment visa? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Hello Stephen, I am 7 months into my first 12 month stint of an investment employment visa.  I am looking to move into a new apartment and the landlord is requesting a minimum of […]

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New Company Law in Hong Kong Impacts Entrepreneurs, Startups and Business Investment Visa Applicants

March 26th, 2014

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Hong Kong company law will never be the same again… I am grateful to Belinda Wong of Leader Corporate Services for sending through her Note on the new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance which came into effect earlier this month. If you’re a shareholder or director of a limited liability company incorporated in Hong Kong, you should […]

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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

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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

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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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Why Do Hong Kong Technology Startups Mostly Struggle to Win Investment Visa Approvals for Their Founders?

March 6th, 2014

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Bootstrappping and running Lean can be a double edged sword as a foreign national starting up in Hong Kong… The startup scene is Hong Kong has gone from strength to strength these last  5 or 6 years and I’m often asked how feasible business investment visas are for foreign nationals seeking to establish a new […]

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