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Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Topics

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Does The Hong Kong Immigration Department Positively Consider Family Reunion As A Factor To Employment Visa Grant?

March 20th, 2024

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First Published January 4, 2020 – Still Relevant  Employment visa grant? What do the Hong Kong Immigration Department take into account exactly when considering an application for an employment visa where the applicant has recently divorced from a Hong Kong resident? QUESTION I have been in Hong Kong for two years and have recently divorced.  […]

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How Do You Prove To The Hong Kong Immigration Department That You Have Tried To Recruit Locally?

March 19th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Excellent question earlier this week. Great opportunity to slay a few sacred cows. QUESTION Hi, one of the requirements for the work visa application is a proof of genuine vacancy. What if a sponsoring company doesn’t do job ads? What can he present? He does recruit locally via his network since he is just a […]

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If I Marry A Local Girl, Get A Dependant Visa For Hong Kong Then Move To China For Work, Can I Still Get The Right Of Abode After 7 Years?

March 17th, 2024

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First Published October 29, 2014 – Still Relevant Does being married to a Hong Kong permanent resident whilst living in China impact on continuity of ordinary residence for the purposes of a right of abode application subsequently? QUESTION Hi, Your website is incredibly helpful! However, my situation doesn’t seem to have an answer yet, so […]

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Foreign Nationals Working In Hong Kong – Getting Married, Changing Visas & The Immigration Status Of Children Born Here Subsequently

March 2nd, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

So, what are the immigration implications of getting married and then having children in Hong Kong if you are a temporary resident presently holding an employment visa? QUESTION Hi, Can you please help with a few questions? 1. I am getting married next month and would like to cancel my employment visa through my employer, […]

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Case Studies

The Twists And Turns Of An Unusual Hong Kong Permanent Residency Application

February 27th, 2024

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

Although this case study is based on a situation I was asked to provide guidance to many years ago, its content is still relevant today.   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 […]

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How Can I Prove The Veracity Of My CV For My Hong Kong Employment Visa Application If A Prior Employer Is No Longer In Business?

January 21st, 2024

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

How Can I Prove The Veracity Of My CV For My Hong Kong Employment Visa Application If A Prior Employer Is No Longer In Business? If you’re claiming skills, knowledge or experience on your CV as part of your argument for a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application – what’s the gig if you can’t fully  support […]

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Can I Remain in Hong Kong as a Visitor After My Employment Visa Expires?

January 12th, 2024

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

Can I Remain in Hong Kong as a Visitor After My Employment Visa Expires? Simple question this one with an easy answer and indicative of the fact that, even though quite a straight forward issue, the information is not otherwise readily available anywhere else on the web. QUESTION I am a Canadian citizen, working in […]

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I Have Been Made Redundant But My Wife is Working – Can We Swap Our Hong Kong Employment and Spouse Visas Around So I Can Become Her Dependant in Hong Kong?

January 8th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 13 responses

Hong Kong Employment and Spouse Visas – Can You Swap? First Published February 27, 2013 How Flexible Is The Hong Kong Immigration Department? It’s a situation that seems to happen all too frequently these days, especially in the banking sector. Can a married couple, both working, effectively swap their Hong Kong employment and spouse visas around? […]

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Can I Go From A Hong Kong Investment Visa To An Employment Visa And Back To An Investment Visa Again?

January 4th, 2024

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

To & Fro From A Hong Kong Investment Visa Is It Possible? Entrepreneurship is a fluid beast! QUESTION Hello, I was on an investment visa for a year when I started my own business and then took on a full time role with another company.  I was transferred to an employment visa.  I am now […]

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How Do You Prove To The Hong Kong Immigration Department That You Have Tried To Recruit Locally?

January 2nd, 2024

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How Do You Prove To ImmD That You Have Tried to Recruit Locally? What Will The Hong Kong Immigration Department Accept? Excellent question earlier this week. Great opportunity to slay a few sacred cows. QUESTION Hi, one of the requirements for the work visa application is a proof of genuine vacancy. What if a sponsoring […]

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