Visa Extension

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Do You Need to Leave Hong Kong to ‘Activate’ Your Recently Secured Employment Visa Extension?

February 1st, 2018

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

The answer to this question seemed so obvious to me before, but now it has been asked, I realize it’s not immediately obvious to everyone, so I’m grateful for the opportunity to address it now… QUESTION I have just recently had my employment visa successfully extended.  For 2 years.  My passport has been updated with […]

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What You SHOULD NOT DO When Renewing or Extending Your Hong Kong Working Visa!

May 4th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 2 responses

Extending your Hong Kong working visa? The beauty of the Hong Kong immigration services professio is that there is a ready pool of customers for both our professional services and also our free-of-all-cost information resources (on both this Blog and also our flagship D-I-Y  Guide Hong Kong Visa Handbook.) Some foreign nationals come, some go […]

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QOTW: What Happens if My Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Extension Application is Refused?

June 19th, 2016

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

What is the story if your Hong Kong entrepreneur visa extension application is refused by the Immigration Department? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK If my Hong Kong entrepreneur visa extension application is rejected, is there a grace period after the visa expiration? If there is a grace period and during which I secure an employee visa, […]

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QOTW: Do I Need to be Physically Present in Hong Kong When My Father Extends His Dependant Visa?

May 6th, 2016

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

My father extends his dependant visa: do you need to be physically present in Hong Kong when extending a dependant visa for an elderly parent? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a permanent Hong Kong resident. I am the sponsor of my father who is my dependent. My father is applying for an extension to […]

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How Can You Extend Your Hong Kong Work Visa if Your Passport Is About to Expire?

July 9th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 2 responses

How can you extend your Hong Kong work visa if your passport  has only a very limited amount of time remaining on it before it expires? QUESTION Hello, My passport is currently being renewed but my Hong Kong work visa runs out very soon.  However I cannot start the visa extension application process without a new […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Shenzhen Shuttle?

June 17th, 2015

Posted by / in Musing, Visitor Visas / No responses

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 Shenzhen Shuttle. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean… Administrative Flux? Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean… Slippers & Pipe […]

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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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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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