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I’m a British National Accompanying My Girlfriend Who’s Transferring to Hong Kong to Work for 2 Years – What Kind of Visa Can I Get to Join Her?

February 26th, 2017

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Frequent visitors to Hong Kong need to have bona fide reasons for coming here as often as they do and also need to be able to demonstrate to the examining Immigration Officer their need for such frequent visits in the event they are questioned at the point of arrival. The following question enables a discussion […]

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Hong Kong Visas For 2 Week Visitor Nationals – Family Visas

February 16th, 2017

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On May 30, 2016 I gave a talk at the Russian Club Hong Kong on the types of Hong Kong visas available to those nationalities who are only granted a 2 week limit of stay as visitors upon arrival in the HKSAR. This ‘2 week rule’ has a very real practical effect on citizens of […]

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Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts – With Dragon Law @ Cyberport – Visas For Accompanying Loved Ones

November 13th, 2016

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On April 28, 2016 Dragon Law, the Hong Kong Visa Centre and Cyberport co-hosted a seminar entitled Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts This segment deals with visas for accompanying loved ones joining you on your employment, startup or entrepreneurial journey to Hong Kong. You can download the Presentation slides […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Slippers And Pipe Visa?

September 3rd, 2016

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Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short video I discuss the notion of a Slippers And Pipe Visa. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean… Administrative Flux? Can a gay married couple […]

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What’s a Suitable Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Strategy for a Highly Accomplished Professional Trailing Unmarried Partner?

August 3rd, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 8 responses

A suitable Hong Kong visa & immigration strategy for a highly accomplished professional trailing unmarried partner It’s only natural to wish to iron out all the immigration wrinkles prior to a relocation to Hong Kong when you’re joining your loved one who’s transferring here. This question provides a great opportunity for a discussion of the […]

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Will A Domestic Dispute With Police Attending Compromise Your Present or Future Hong Kong Immigration Status?

May 25th, 2016

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

Never has this question has been posed in this way previously so I am grateful to receive it… QUESTION Great website! I hope this reaches you well. I’m writing on behalf of my partner, who has been in Hong Kong for over 6 years. He’s coming up to his 7th year of continuous residency, and […]

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Is the Hong Kong Startup Visa All That It’s Cracked Up to Be? – Accompanying Family

November 10th, 2015

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On August 11, 2015 I gave a presentation discussing the so-called Hong Kong Startup visa that everyone is getting so excited about. In this segment at o Connect in Sheung Wan, I discuss the arrangements in play for family members and other loved ones accompanying an applicant for a Hong Kong Kong Startup visa. The […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Family Visas

October 6th, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Policy

September 1st, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Introduction

August 31st, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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