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QOTW: My Husband Wants to Leave But I Want to Stay – Can I Remain Behind on My Hong Kong Dependant Visa Indefinitely?

September 12th, 2015

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

So what options are available to Hong Kong dependant visa holding foreign nationals when their spouses are leaving Hong Kong and they want to stay? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am here on a Hong Kong dependent visa with my husband. He is planning to leave his employment in Hong Kong and return to his home […]

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QOTW: Swapping from a Hong Kong Work Visa to an Investment Visa – the Impact on Right of Abode After 7 Years

June 6th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

How does swapping from a Hong Kong work visa to an investment visa impact your eligibility for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong after 7 years? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I worked for 5 years in a Hong Kong company. I have since left that company for a year and 3 months. I have […]

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What Visa Options Exist for a Presently Employed Writer to ‘Go Solo’ Whilst Holding an Employment Visa ‘Cruising’ to the Right of Abode in Hong Kong in 2018?

May 31st, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

Freelance writers always struggle to secure investment visas here… QUESTION I have been working in Hong Kong for about 4.5 years and my current employment visa expires in 2018. I would like to be a freelance writer, but I understand that getting an investment visa can be onerous especially since I will be a one-man […]

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QOTW: Can You Stay As a Visitor While Processing a Hong Kong Work Visa Application?

April 10th, 2015

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

Lots of visa gossip and rumours in Hong Kong and we can safely add the following question to that bucket… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Processing a Hong Kong work visa application… At the time when a Hong Kong visa agent submits an employment visa application on my behalf, is it then in fact considered problematic […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 13 – Trying Again… (Sigh)

February 11th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 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. This segment sets out  what to do if your Hong Kong visa applications has been denied by the Hong Kong Immigration Department. The talk was graciously hosted […]

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Appealing a Hong Kong Visa Refusal – Video Presentation by the Hong Kong Visa Geeza

August 3rd, 2014

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals / No responses

What can you do if your residence visa application for Hong Kong has been denied? On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. This segment discusses how you can commence down the path of appealing a decision of the Hong Kong Immigration […]

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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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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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Hong Kong Investment Visa Processing Times – Current Residents Much, Much (Much!) Faster Than Non Residents

March 1st, 2013

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 3 responses

Something quite amazing happened earlier this week. Here follows the story… We submitted a change of category application for a current Hong Kong foreign national resident (sponsored employment to business investment) via the residents section on the 5th floor of Immigration Tower on February 6th. We did what we normally do, the client was well […]

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Hadley Says

What to Do if You Find Yourself in the Hong Kong Visa ‘Twilight Zone’

January 31st, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 4 responses

Sometimes, Hong Kong residents find themselves changing employers or swapping from a sponsored employment visa to a business investment visa, when their current limit of stay expires and they find themselves ‘without a visa’ whilst the Hong Kong ID are working on their applications. In this instance, so long as you have an ‘active application’ […]

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