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Our Dependant Visas Will Expire Soon – We Can’t Get Back To Hong Kong In Time Due To COVID19 – Help!

July 20th, 2020

Posted by / in Family Visas, VG Front Page, Your Question Answered / 14 responses

I get 30-40 questions each week and not all of them merit a podcast answer. Some are answered quickly via email and for the next few days I’ll post some of these anonymised replies here. Our Dependant Visas Will Expire Soon – We Can’t Get Back To Hong Kong In Time Due To COVID19 – […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean…Roof-Over-Head-Food-On-Table ?

June 26th, 2020

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing / No responses

First Published July 27, 2015 Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short piece I discuss how the Hong Kong Immigration Department assess the bona fides of a sponsor seeking Hong Kong dependant visa permissions for his/her family to join him/her […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Administrative Flux?

June 6th, 2020

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 1 response

First Published September 6, 2016 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 Administrative Flux. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting 10 Must Have resources for any Hong Kong investment visa application Is […]

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My Girlfriend is in Detention Prior to Removal – if I Marry Her Will She be Able to Get a Dependant Visa?

May 24th, 2020

Posted by / in Family Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

This is a sad situation for a couple who find themselves in a maelstrom of immigration difficulties caused by a less than sensible choice some time previously. QUESTION I am a permanent resident in Hong Kong and am planning to marry my girlfriend. My girlfriend is in detention prior to removal. She’s from the Philippines. […]

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

January 13th, 2020

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No 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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Waiting-in-the-Wings: The Typical Experience of a Foreign National Spouse in the Hong Kong Visa Application Process

December 28th, 2019

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Family Visas, VG Front Page / 7 responses

First Published May 4, 2013 If you and your family are relocating to Hong Kong with your spouse’s job and he (or his employer) is responsible for organizing the visas for you and your children, what can you expect of the Hong Kong visa application process? Firstly, the dependant visas which you and the children […]

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Your Questions Answered

If I Hold an Employment Visa in Macau and Hong Kong Simultaneously But Live in Hong Kong Should My Wife Get a Dependant Visa for Macau too?

December 13th, 2019

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

Life can get a bit complicated if you work in 2 places at the same time… QUESTION I work for a Hong Kong company in Macau and my wife is my dependent in Hong Kong where we live. My colleague was the same but has now been employed by a Macau company. Does this change […]

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Your Questions Answered

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?

November 27th, 2019

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

First Published November 20 2013 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 […]

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Hong Kong Visas for Aged Parents – What Options Exist for Elderly Parents of Temporary Residents Here?

November 12th, 2019

Posted by / in Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 8 responses

First Published October 8, 2013 Hong Kong visas for aged parents – the options for long stay visas for elderly parents of non-permanent residents here are quite limited… QUESTION Hi, I’m married (Singaporean) and working for a major financial institution here in Hong Kong right now. I have a working visa. My mother 60 yrs old […]

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Can I Easily Return To (and Then Remain In) Hong Kong as a Visitor Once My Current Employment Visa Has Expired?

October 6th, 2019

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

First Published September 3, 2013 Sometimes, people find themselves in a state of ‘administrative flux’ as one employment visa ends and the circumstances for a new employment visa have not yet, for one reason or another, materialised. The question is, however, can you easily return to / be in Hong Kong as a visitor whilst […]

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