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QOTW: Can You Stay As a Visitor While Processing a Hong Kong Work Visa Application?

April 10th, 2015

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

Lots of visa gossip and rumours in Hong Kong and we can safely add the following question to that bucket… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Processing a Hong Kong work visa application… At the time when a Hong Kong visa agent submits an employment visa application on my behalf, is it then in fact considered problematic […]

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2015 Hong Kong Immigration Policy Update – New ASSG Visa for A-B-Cs

February 28th, 2015

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New ASSG Visa for A-B-Cs! On February 10, 2015 I gave a talk at www.centreo.hk on my interpretation of the immigration policy changes announced by CY Leung earlier in January. In this segment I discuss what we know about the new visa programme designed for foreign born, second generation offspring of Hong Kong Chinese permanent […]

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2015 Hong Kong Immigration Policy Update – Capital No Longer Required – Why Was the CIES Suspended ?

February 26th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

CIES suspended! On February 10, 2015 I gave a talk at www.centreo.hk on my interpretation of the immigration policy changes announced by CY Leung earlier in January. In this segment I discuss the suspension of the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme and some of the machinations that went on which meant that the programme was destined […]

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Can You Keep Your Hong Kong Employment Visa if You Are Being Transferred to Live & Work in China?

February 20th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing / No responses

Can you live in China yet remain a HK resident with a valid Hong Kong employment visa? QUESTION We are a married couple with children and have lived in Hong Kong for 3.5 years.  We are moving to Shanghai soon (my husband’s employer is moving us).    We currently have a Hong Kong employment visa for […]

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Hong Kong Immigration Policy Changes – Discussion on RTHK Radio 3 – January 2015

January 24th, 2015

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

The timing for my most recent visit to see Phil Whelan on Morning Brew was opportune as it was just a few short days after CY Leung announced there are to be changes in how Hong Kong’s immigration policy is to be configured commencing Q2, 2015. You can listen to our complete discussion of these […]

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Hong Kong Immigration Policy Changes 2015 – Security Bureau Report to Legco – Rationale for the New Measures

January 17th, 2015

Posted by / in Musing, VG Front Page / 4 responses

More information on the Hong Kong Immigration Policy Changes 2015  front is starting to emerge. LEGCO PAPER  LC Paper No. CB(2)654/14-15(05) c  elaborates on the Security Bureau’s initiatives in the 2015 Policy Address and Policy Agenda. The Annex is especially helpful on the rationale for the changes being introduced and I’m starting to get the sense that it’s […]

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Hong Kong Immigration Policy Changes – Enhancement Measures to Make Things a Bit Easier

January 16th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / No responses

Now that the dust has settled on the news of the suspension of the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme as at yesterday, it’s now worth having a look at additional Hong Kong immigration policy changes which await us and serve to lay the foundation for the next phase in Hong Kong’s economic development. The Immigration Department […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 2 – Policy

December 11th, 2014

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 3 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. The talk was graciously hosted at WYND Co-working Space, ran by a group of great people who I have a lot of time for. The Complete Talk […]

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Hong Kong Unconditional Stay – A Practical Guide (Business Immigration to Hong Kong)

December 4th, 2014

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing, Resource / No responses

Hong Kong unconditional stay plays a lesser yet still important role in immigration status to acquire in the HKSAR today… On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. In this section of the talk, I talk about  the Hong Kong unconditional stay and when it […]

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QOTW: Will a Short Term Work Visa for Hong Kong be Cancelled if the Holder Activates it But Doesn’t Actually Take Up the Employment Until Just Before It is Set To Expire?

November 29th, 2014

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

Short term work visa for Hong Kong  – I answered this question via private email some weeks ago and have been waiting to get back into the studio to publish it here… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK We have sponsored an Indian passport holder for a short term work visa for Hong Kong to work “legally” here in […]

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