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What Chance is There That ImmD Will Grant a Visa to a Foreign National Who Previously Overstayed in Hong Kong by Five-And-A-Half Years?

March 31st, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Overstayed in Hong Kong for a very long time previously…? Great question this, not so much because the answer is mostly quite obvious, but because it gives me a chance to have a discussion about overstaying generally. QUESTION I was looking for a male helper and found a suitable one for our family. However, he […]

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Why Applying for a Hong Kong Foreign Domestic Helper Visa for Your Girlfriend is Not a Good Idea

January 2nd, 2018

Posted by / in Family Visas, Hadley Says… / 9 responses

Girlfriend visa for Hong Kong? First Published August 8, 2012 So, you’ve met a lovely local girl recently on your holiday to Thailand, Indonesia or the Philippines and you’re thinking about the kind of visa she might get to allow you both to carry on your relationship now that you’ve returned back to Hong Kong. […]

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QOTW: Any Chance to Visit Hong Kong After Being Convicted of a Serious Offence Overseas?

July 15th, 2015

Posted by / in Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

What might ImmD make of such a foreign national seeking to come to visit Hong Kong again? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK My friend holds a British passport and has family in Hong Kong. He has been many times before as a visitor but 5 years ago was convicted of a sexual offence in the UK […]

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The 4 Essential Aspects of a Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Visa Application Approval

November 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Hadley Says… / 4 responses

If you’re applying for a visa under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme, it is vitally important that four specific issues be addressed positively before you submit your application. Firstly, you need to have a minimum of ten million Hong Kong dollars to lock into certain Hong Kong dollar denominated permissible investment asset classes which, at […]

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Mike Tyson: Welcome in Hong Kong, New Zealand Say No, Australia Still Deciding

October 4th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 4 responses

Well, it’s hardly news that convicted rapist Mike Tyson made it to Hong Kong last month. At least now know the impact  a criminal record can have on your application for an employment visa here (maybe). What is news is that New Zealand yesterday decided they didn’t want to have him grace their shores after […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – Sept 2012

September 4th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing / 7 responses

Phil and I covered some interesting ground on Morning Brew yesterday morning, driven mostly by recent posts to this Blog. If you’re interested in hearing more analysis on the Mike Tyson situation, the crazy American who tried to sue his way into an employment visa and the long stay residence options for people holding Capital […]

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Will-He-or-Won’t-He? Mike Tyson, His Criminal Record & His Hong Kong Visa…

August 25th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 6 responses

You have probably heard by now. Yep, one of the meanest and toughest son-of-a-gun’s who ever walked the face of this earth  is coming to town. Probably. That’s if he can get a visa, he is. You see, Mike Tyson has a criminal record; for a  very serious crime. Rape no less. So what will […]

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Will a Criminal Record Impact on Your Application for a Hong Kong Residence Visa?

July 23rd, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 86 responses

Every now and again the question of criminal convictions and the impact they have on the Hong Kong visa process raises its head. Hadley here waxes lyrical on this subject and surprisingly, has quite a lot to say! More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Can you have 2 separate applications pending at one […]

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