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How Can I Manage the Collection of My Approved Visa Label if I Have No Fixed Address Before Arriving in Hong Kong? (TEMPLATE INCLUDED)

March 10th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

Easy, yet an important question this one – all about visa label collection once your applications have been approved. QUESTION Hi, we have received information that our visa stamps will be sent out in November, however I will be travelling overseas during that time and won’t be at a fixed address until I arrive in […]

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Are Short Term Teaching Programmes Delivered by Non-resident Educators Subject to Normal Hong Kong Immigration Policy?

August 2nd, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

QUESTION As a school we regularly invite specialist teachers (generally musicians or artists) to visit from overseas and provide workshops for both students and staff.  We pay these specialists a fee and provide accommodation and flights.  Generally the visit will last two weeks.  Is it necessary to obtain an employment visa for these people?  We […]

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What Can You Do to Get a Longer Period of Stay if the Hong Kong Visitor Visa Granted at CLK Airport Doesn’t Meet Your Needs?

June 16th, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Hong Kong visitor visa? Whilst Hong Kong affords very generous visitor-visa-upon arrival arrangements to almost 200 foreign nationalities, sometimes the limit of stay you receive at the airport or boundaries is not enough – so what can you do to get a longer period of stay? The trick is to apply for an extended visa […]

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Can I Actually Submit a Hong Kong Same Sex Partner Visa Application Via the Extension of Stay Process These Days?

April 18th, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Hong Kong same sex partner visa application – changes as to how ImmD consider extension of stay applications effectively mean that same sex partner visa applications need to be submitted on an entry visa basis using form ID1003 A/B and not via the ID91. QUESTION First, can you please clarify what form/s should be submitted […]

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Is it Better to Apply for Your Visa Before or After You Move to Hong Kong?

November 27th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 21 responses

This is an important question! As a matter of fact there are some types of Hong Kong immigration status where the rules are very strict about where you have to be on the day your application is formally submitted. For example, if you are applying for permanent residency, then you MUST be physically in Hong […]

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QOTW: Any Chance to Visit Hong Kong After Being Convicted of a Serious Offence Overseas?

July 15th, 2015

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

What might ImmD make of such a foreign national seeking to come to visit Hong Kong again? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK My friend holds a British passport and has family in Hong Kong. He has been many times before as a visitor but 5 years ago was convicted of a sexual offence in the UK […]

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Why Don’t Immigration Consultants Typically Help Aspiring Employees Find Jobs in Hong Kong?

April 3rd, 2013

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

Given that some countries, like Australia, organise their immigration policy to address skills gaps in their economies with specific temporary visa types, you might expect that Hong Kong would have a thriving job finding + visa service industry. We do, after all, issue more than 17,000 new employment visa approvals each year under the General […]

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Hong Kong Investment Visa Processing Times – Current Residents Much, Much (Much!) Faster Than Non Residents

March 1st, 2013

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 3 responses

Something quite amazing happened earlier this week. Here follows the story… We submitted a change of category application for a current Hong Kong foreign national resident (sponsored employment to business investment) via the residents section on the 5th floor of Immigration Tower on February 6th. We did what we normally do, the client was well […]

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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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