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How Will Bankruptcy While Living Here Impact the Possibility of Hong Kong Work Visa Extension?

May 24th, 2015

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

Simple enough of a question – will your Hong Kong work visa be compromised if you are forced into bankruptcy while temporarily resident in the HKSAR? QUESTION If I am currently a working visa holder in Hong Kong, how will my visa be affected if I go bankrupt? Will the Immigration Department tell me to […]

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QOTW: What Happens if Your Hong Kong Investment Visa Extension Application is Refused by the Immigration Department?

April 23rd, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / No responses

So what happens if, after slogging your way through the Hong Kong investment visa extension process ImmD decide not to grant you an extension…? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Thank you for sharing great resources on the web. I have a question regarding Hong Kong investment visa extension risk. If the renewal application is rejected, is […]

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LIFTING THE LID: Leaving Your Hong Kong Visa Extension to the Very Last Minute

December 13th, 2014

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

In this occasional series of commentary, I provide a peek inside our professional practice and offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Hong Kong Visa Centre team. In this short piece, I discuss the impact on our practice when clients leave their Hong Kong visa extension applications to the very last minute! […]

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You’ve Lost Your Job: Can You Get an Interim Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension While You Continue Looking for a New Employer?

November 17th, 2014

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

Any chance the Immigration Department will grant you an interim Hong Kong employment visa extension in these circumstances? QUESTION I am an Australian  national living in Hong Kong under an employment visa since December 2010, all sponsored by the same company. This has been an Australian company with a representative office in Hong Kong. I have over […]

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QOTW: What Documents Are Needed to Extend a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa?

August 13th, 2014

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

Not so long ago the Hong Kong Immigration Department made life quite easy for certain entrepreneurs when it came time to extend a business investment visa… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK For extending my Hong Kong investment visa for the first renewal, do you recommend submitting any other materials aside from the cover letter, employment letter and […]

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QOTW: Can I Still Work if My Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension is Under Processing But My Previous Limit of Stay Has Expired?

July 19th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

What’s the story if you hold an employment visa which has expired and your extension application has not yet been approved – can you still work? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK My work visa ends on the 11th of April and my extension has been applied for on the 12th of March. Can I still work after April 11th […]

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How to Extend a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa for a Defacto Spouse or Same Sex Partner

June 3rd, 2014

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

I am really grateful to a client of mine whom we assisted in securing a prolonged visitor visa sponsored by his same sex life partner in 2013. This morning he very kindly sent me the following synopsis of the extension experience he underwent down at Immigration Tower recently, which I am delighted to share: Extension […]

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QOTW: Under What Conditions is it Possible to Apply for an Early Extension to a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

April 7th, 2014

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

What will ImmD make of an early request for the extension of a Hong Kong investment visa? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Hello Stephen, I am 7 months into my first 12 month stint of an investment employment visa.  I am looking to move into a new apartment and the landlord is requesting a minimum of […]

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I Have Technically Overstayed My Hong Kong Employment Visa by One Day But Have No Job – What Happens Now?

November 3rd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / 1 response

Interesting and not at all unusual situation this one … how to deal with a technical overstay conundrum… QUESTION I have been living and working in Hong Kong for the past three years on a valid employment visa which has expired yesterday (2/11/2013). I finished my employment earlier in the month (I am not continuing […]

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Can My Dependant Child Go On to Become a Hong Kong Permanent Resident if I am Not Married to His Mother?

July 17th, 2013

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Children born in Hong Kong to a Hong Kong permanent resident have their eligibility for permanent identity cards established at birth. But what if the child is born to a Hong Kong permanent resident not married to its mother and where the child was born outside of Hong Kong? QUESTION First, many thanks for your […]

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