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Why Do the Immigration Department Prefer a Limited Liability Company to Underpin a Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

January 8th, 2013

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 4 responses

Conceptually, it is possible to promote an application for a Hong Kong investment visa if you have entered into either a partnership at will or a sole proprietorship business in the HKSAR. But what the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of this is arguably not going to do your case any favours! You see, the […]

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I Worked in Hong Kong for 4 Years – then Left for 2 – and Have a Valid Visa in My Passport – Can I Still Work & then Apply for PR?

January 7th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

For many foreign national residents, it can take a couple of runs at living in Hong Kong before they catch the bug and realise they want to call the HKSAR their permanent home. Inadvertently, however, such folks can break their continuity of residence and also find themselves back to square one when it comes to […]

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The Reality Behind the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s “4 Weeks” Visa Application Consideration Time Frame

January 3rd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 69 responses

When you make most any type of Hong Kong visa or immigration application, you will find yourself in the Hong Kong ID’s infamous 4 Weeks Zone. You see, the Immigration Department cite that they need 4 weeks to finalise an application once they have received from you all of the documents they need to  decide […]

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How Onerous is the Sponsorship Role in a Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

December 31st, 2012

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 10 responses

When a foreign national intends to start a new – or join in an existing – business in Hong Kong he needs a sponsor for his investment visa application. If the business is already well established, then the partners in that business will most typically serve as the sponsor of the application. But if the […]

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Is it Ever Possible to Extend a Hong Kong Training Visa?

December 17th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 4 responses

An application to enter Hong Kong for a limited period of training (meaning not more than 12 months) to acquire or deliver special skills and knowledge not available in the applicant’s country or the sponsoring company may be favourably considered if: 1. There is no security objection and the applicant has no known record of serious […]

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How is the Hong Kong Investment Visa Process Actually Experienced by the Typical Foreign National Visa Applicant?

December 12th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas / 17 responses

Getting a Hong Kong investment visa approval is one of the hardest single challenges when dealing with the Hong Kong Immigration Department. The approvability test of substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong is somewhat nebulous and the immigration Department website is not especially forthcoming as to what they are actually looking for in […]

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What Are the Chances of Swapping from a Training Visa to an Employment Visa For the Same Employer Once the Period of Training is Over?

December 5th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 5 responses

Many foreign nationals and the companies which bring them to Hong Kong to receive or deliver training on a short term basis, believe that it is possible to go on to change over to an employment visa once the prescribed period of training has been completed. Yet 99% of all such applications are rejected by […]

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60 Pages or 7 Pages for Your Hong Kong Investment Visa Plan? It’s Your Choice…

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 3 responses

If someone has told you that you need a fully fledged business plan in support of your Hong Kong investment visa, don’t believe them because it’s not true. Most definitely have your plans, intentions and money flows written down and make sure your business is planned, but don’t be intimidated into drawing up a formally […]

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Blended, Unmarried, Non-Traditional Family With School-Age Kids – What Hong Kong Visa Choices Exist?

April 25th, 2012

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

Modern families come in all shapes and sizes and when an unusual situation presents itself, Hong Kong visa opportunities need to be shaped and mould to fit. Here is an interesting scenario that has played itself out over the last 12 months and sheds some fascinating light on how to make round immigration pegs fit […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa Self-Sponsorship – the Reality for Entrepreneurs Dressed as Employees

April 18th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 2 responses

If you are an entrepreneur seeking permissions to join in your own business in Hong Kong, you can’t fudge the issue of the ownership of your own business No matter how you dress it up, the Hong Kong Immigration Department will treat you as an entrepreneur-investor if your company is less than 2 years old […]

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