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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Swapping Status?

May 1st, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

First Published September 12, 2015 Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. Working my way through all of our content these last 40 days as we work to complete our large language model programming activity for VisaGeeza.Ai I have ‘re’found’ this series of […]

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

April 18th, 2023

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

Blended, Unmarried, Non-Traditional Family With School-Age Kids – What Hong Kong Visa Choices Exist? First Published April 25, 2012 – Updated February 2, 2024 Hong Kong Visa Choices? As I work my way through the preparations for the launch of VisaGeeza.Ai, I am taking the opportunity to give a fresh lick of paint to advice […]

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Has the Hong Kong Immigration Department Tightened Up On Applicants With Criminal Records Recently?

January 28th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Update February 27, 2023 The question of criminal records and how they impact on Hong Kong visa applications keeps cropping up… QUESTION Hi, I have previously lived in Hong Kong, once as a student so obviously held a student visa and then a couple of years later working there so had an employment visa. I’m […]

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Can You Claim Right of Abode in Hong Kong if Your Deceased Spouse Had PR Here But You Didn’t Live With Him at the Time of His Death?

August 16th, 2022

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

Is the Right of Abode in Hong Kong passed along to the spouse of a permanent resident such that is claimable after the death of your PR holding husband..? QUESTION This query is for  my cousin who is an adult. She was born in Pakistan and got married to a Hong Kong non-Chinese permanent resident. She […]

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Can a Hong Kong Sole Proprietorship Form the Basis of a Self-Sponsored Change of Sponsorship Hong Kong Work Visa Approval?

July 18th, 2022

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

Can you get a self-sponsored change of sponsorship Hong Kong work visa? Fantastic question this which took me 10 minutes to think the answer through for! QUESTION As an expat, I currently work for a company that sponsored me in Hong Kong for my work visa.  I now no longer want to work exclusively for […]

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Can You Use the Foreign Domestic Helper Visa to Employ Your Mother in Hong Kong?

March 20th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are not especially receptive to what can appear to be family reunion via the back door… Can you use the Foreign Domestic Helper visa to employ your mother in Hong Kong? QUESTION Hello, My wife and I are on work visas in Hong Kong and are expecting a baby in […]

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Dependant Visa Proof of Means – A Chicken & Egg Situation for a Couple Relocating a Business to Hong Kong

March 12th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

First Published August 24, 2017 Thankfully, Hong Kong immigration is not overly bureaucratic or legalistic so what appears to be an intractable problem more often than not is not such a big deal after all… QUESTION Hello, My wife and I were married earlier this year. I am a US citizen, but she is an […]

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How Easy (or Hard) is it For a Chinese Spouse Resident on the Mainland to Secure a Dependant Visa for Hong Kong?

March 2nd, 2022

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 6 responses

Can a Chinese spouse resident on the Mainland secure a dependant visa for Hong Kong? QUESTION My brother is married to a Chinese girl. He is Singaporean and coming to Hong Kong on a working visa. Can he get his wife a dependant visa for Hong Kong? They have proper legal marriage certificate from Singapore. […]

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Can I Extend My Hong Kong Visa Outside of Hong Kong Due To The Pandemic?

February 15th, 2022

Posted by / in COVID CHRONICLES, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Sherpa, VG Front Page / 2 responses

Can I Extend My Hong Kong Visa Outside of Hong Kong Due To The Pandemic? So the question is whether or not you can get an extension to your residence visa considered while you’re offshore?  Historically, you’ve needed to be back in Hong Kong in order to progress an extension of stay application, if you’re […]

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Can I Use An Online Marriage Certificate to Get A Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

January 18th, 2022

Posted by / in COVID CHRONICLES, Family Visas, VG Front Page / No responses

Can I Use An Online Marriage Certificate to Get A Hong Kong Dependant Visa? Broken hearts be what they are. This sort of enforced separation from your loved ones in Hong Kong has meant that the Immigration Department in recent times have had to consider applications for dependent visas from people who have been married […]

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