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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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QOTW: What Do ImmD Make of Getting Married Here When Applying for a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

August 22nd, 2015

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Does a simple trip to ‘city hall’ solve all your Hong Kong dependant visa problems? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am American. I have just accepted a role in Hong Kong. My employer is about to begin my visa paperwork to sponsor me for an employment visa. However, my girlfriend is Australian and I want […]

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6 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Accompanying Family

March 13th, 2015

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On November 28, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly in Hong Kong to discuss the opportunities for their graduates to go about making an application for a Hong Kong work visa without paying for any professional help. In this segment I discuss the the visa types available for accompanying family […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 11 – Your Loved Ones

February 6th, 2015

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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 discusses the immigration arrangements for accompanying family members of a Breadwinner seeking to get a Hong Kong investment visa as the principal applicant. The […]

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Hong Kong Visas From 39,000 Feet @ General Assembly – Family Visas

October 1st, 2014

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On July 10, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly to give an overview talk on the opportunities for their foreign national Alumni seeking to remain in Hong Kong after graduating from their excellent programmes. The Rest of the Talk Introduction Visa to Work Own-Business Visa Top Notch Talent Visa 10 Million Dollar […]

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Hong Kong Defacto Spouse Visa – Video Presentation by the Hong Kong Visa Geeza

July 13th, 2014

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If you and your defacto spouse life partner (heterosexual couple) are thinking about making an application for a Hong Kong Defacto Spouse Visa, you may find this video useful. 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 to go about […]

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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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Interview: Do You Think the Relatively Low Number of Foreigners Coming to Live and Work in Hong Kong is Due to it Being Hard to Get a Visa?

January 13th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes / 12 responses

Coming to live and work in Hong Kong – on June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the […]

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Relocating to Hong Kong For Work or Business – Session Q&A

January 6th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 3 responses

On June 13 I was invited to address the 2013 Monaco Trade Delegation to Hong Kong & China on the question of visas to live and work in Hong Kong. The Delegation was hosted by my good friends at Rosemont Hong Kong and I covered in a total of 50 minutes the whole sweep of employment and investment based visas as well as […]

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Relocating to Hong Kong For Work or Business – Applying for Permanent Residency After 7 Years

December 16th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

On June 13 I was invited to address the 2013 Monaco Trade Delegation to Hong Kong & China on the question of visas to live and work in Hong Kong. The Delegation was hosted by my good friends at Rosemont Hong Kong and I covered in a total of 50 minutes the whole sweep of employment and investment based visas as well as […]

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