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Can I Work Remotely for an Overseas Employer Whilst I Remain in Hong Kong With My Same Sex Partner on a Prolonged Visitor Visa?

June 24th, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 7 responses

What issues arise in respect of those foreign nationals in Hong Kong who accompany their unmarried life partners (gay or heterosexual) here on prolonged visitor visas and who are planning to carry on their professions remotely for an overseas employer whilst permitted by the Hong Kong Immigration Department to be present in Hong Kong as […]

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10 Steps to a Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application – Step 1 – Understand Policy

June 18th, 2017

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

On April 21, 2017 I gave a talk at WYND Co-working space in Lan Kwai Fong entitled 10 Steps to a Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application. This segment is Step One – Understand Policy! The Rest of the Series Introduction How We Got Here Must Have Resources The Startup Visa Step 1 – Understand […]

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Is 7 Weeks a Long Time to Wait For the Hong Kong Immigration Department to Finalize a Training Visa Application?

June 14th, 2017

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

Foreign nationals can come to Hong Kong to give or receive training – the question is how long can you reasonably expect the visa application consideration exercise to take? QUESTION I recently signed a contract for a 12-month training with one of the biggest insurance companies in Hong Kong.  My application for training visa has […]

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How Can I Go From Being a Sponsored Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder to Working in My Own Business as I Wait Out the 7 Years to Permanent Residency Here?

May 28th, 2017

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

If you leave your job and want to start your own business in Hong Kong, what are the immigration implications of this if you are a temporary resident foreign national employee? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I am in a bit of a pickle, I am currently waiting for my PR and I have a visa extension […]

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Can I Hold a Second Job While in Hong Kong Working Under a Training Visa?

May 12th, 2017

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

Is it possible to hold down 2 positions whilst in Hong Kong working under a training visa? QUESTION I am waiting on my training visa and am wondering: can I hold a second job while in Hong Kong working under a training visa? More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting What does the Hong […]

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Can I Get a Hong Kong Dependant Visa for My Same Sex Partner Now That We Are Legally Married?

April 28th, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

Hong Kong dependant visa for my same sex partner? How is a legal marriage between same sex partners considered by the Hong Kong Immigration Department? QUESTION I am a Hong Kong permanent resident but not currently living in the HKSAR.  I am considering re-locating to Hong Kong and would like to bring my husband with […]

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I’m a British National Accompanying My Girlfriend Who’s Transferring to Hong Kong to Work for 2 Years – What Kind of Visa Can I Get to Join Her?

February 26th, 2017

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

Frequent visitors to Hong Kong need to have bona fide reasons for coming here as often as they do and also need to be able to demonstrate to the examining Immigration Officer their need for such frequent visits in the event they are questioned at the point of arrival. The following question enables a discussion […]

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Can the Employer Sponsoring a Gay Employee’s Hong Kong Employment Visa Assist in Any Way in a Visa Application For an Accompanying Life-Partner?

February 23rd, 2017

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

With the prolonged visitor visa being a less than satisfactory yet ultimately practical solution to the issue of same sex partners in Hong Kong, it is hardly surprising that it throws up lots of questions and I am grateful to this questioner for raising the issues that he does. QUESTION Hi Stephen, First a big […]

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How Important Are Photographs When Documenting Relationship Bona Fides in a Same Sex Partner Visa Application for Hong Kong?

January 31st, 2017

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

It’s quite rare in most types of family visa applications that a single supporting document will definitively determine success or refusal. Of course, if you claim to be married or a legal parent (for example) and seeking a legal dependant’s visa, marriage and birth certificates are an absolute prerequisite to establish proof of legal relationship. But […]

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Now That I’ve Lost My Job What About My Hong Kong Work Visa? Will I Get Kicked Out of the HKSAR?

November 29th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 72 responses

First Published On 4th Jan 2013 Now that I’ve lost my job what about my Hong Kong work visa? Will I get kicked out of Hong Kong? No, definitely, not. Not at the moment anyway. This is how it all plays out for you now. But first, a bit of technical background about your employment […]

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