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13 – How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Any Professional Help – The Catch 22

May 16th, 2019

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 23 responses

First Published February 28, 2013 – But The Advice Holds Good Today On January 17, 2013 I gave a talk at Centre O in Wanchai on how to go about applying for a Hong Kong business investment visa without the need to pay for any professional help. The 30 minute talk was broken down into 24 very easy to […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa Self-Sponsorship – the Reality for Entrepreneurs Masquerading as Employees

April 5th, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing / 6 responses

First Published May 1, 2012 There really is no such thing as visa self-sponsorship if you are an entrepreneur seeking permissions to join in your own business in Hong Kong. You either work for an independent third party employer, or you are working for yourself (or possibly in partnership with one or 2 others). Let’s […]

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Hong Kong Investment Visa – The 3 Legs of the Application Approvability Stool

January 5th, 2019

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 10 responses

I am often asked the question ‘can I freelance’ in Hong Kong or ‘what’s the minimum’ needed to anticipate an approval as an Entrepreneur for a Hong Kong investment visa. This short video lays out how to corral your thinking if you wish to start your own business in Hong Kong and need the permission […]

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The Challenge of Visa Approvability for Freelance Writers & Reporters in Hong Kong

March 29th, 2018

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

Freelancers in Hong Kong are often faced with a round-pegs-in-square-holes visa situation that is not easily resolved. This post attempts to deal with the challenge of visa approvability for these people and shed some light on what is actually do-able from an immigration perspective. QUESTION I am currently a full-time reporter in Hong Kong, I […]

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Weird & Wonderful Ways to Get Working Permissions in Hong Kong – You ALWAYS Need a Visa To Work in Hong Kong

June 7th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 6 responses

On April 4th I gave a talk at Centre O Connect in Sheung Wan about some of the quirky ways to qualify to work in Hong Kong and delighted to share them with you now in this series of  8 short videos. You can download the slides here. The Rest of the Series Introduction You […]

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Weird & Wonderful Ways to Get Working Permissions in Hong Kong – Introduction

June 5th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Resource / 4 responses

On April 4th I gave a talk at Centre O Connect in Sheung Wan about some of the quirky ways to qualify to work in Hong Kong and delighted to share them with you now in this series of  8 short videos. You can download the slides here. The Rest of the Series Introduction You […]

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

September 26th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

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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What Visa Options Exist for a Presently Employed Writer to ‘Go Solo’ Whilst Holding an Employment Visa ‘Cruising’ to the Right of Abode in Hong Kong in 2018?

May 31st, 2015

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

Freelance writers always struggle to secure investment visas here… QUESTION I have been working in Hong Kong for about 4.5 years and my current employment visa expires in 2018. I would like to be a freelance writer, but I understand that getting an investment visa can be onerous especially since I will be a one-man […]

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QOTW: If I Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa Can I Consult to a Single Client Only as a Pseudo-Employee?

May 25th, 2015

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

Just how ‘flexible is the Hong Kong investment visa? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I’m Swedish and currently in the process of applying for a Hong Kong investment visa. In addition, I have an interview for a consulting position with another organization. They will not support me with an employment visa and have asked me if […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 13 – Trying Again… (Sigh)

February 11th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / No responses

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 sets out  what to do if your Hong Kong visa applications has been denied by the Hong Kong Immigration Department. The talk was graciously hosted […]

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