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Hong Kong Employment Visa: Update On Sponsorship Form ID990B – Declaration As To Local Recruitment Efforts

July 31st, 2016

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Due to the Audit Commission Report Number 66 of April this year, ImmD have changed one critical aspect of their processes in relation to employment visas. ImmD has updated the sponsorship form ID990B with a page 5 which requires the employing company’s declaration speaking to local recruitment efforts. This effectively means page 5 of ID990B needs […]

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Audit Commission Recommends Operational Changes at ImmD – April 2016

April 22nd, 2016

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The Hong Kong Director of Audit issued Audit Commission Report Number 66 on the 5th of April and has made recommendations, which the government has accepted, to change certain aspects of how ImmD undertake their duties. The Report is a mine of information (and runs to 86 pages long) but here follow some of the changes afoot: […]

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Do You Need a Degree to Get a Hong Kong Work Visa?

January 6th, 2016

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Do you need a Degree to get a Hong Kong work visa? The short answer is no, not necessarily. Having said that, having a degree certainly helps on the road to visa approval, especially if you have post graduate qualifications as well. The Hong Kong employment visa approvability test calls for special skills, knowledge or […]

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Can the Sponsor of Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Hold Your Residence to Ransom?

December 4th, 2015

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Many foreign nationals holding Hong Kong work visas labour under the misapprehension that their employer somehow controls their immigration destiny by virtue of the fact that they sponsor their residence in Hong Kong. Nothing could be further from the truth!  More Stuff You May Find Useful or Relevant Hong Kong employment visa – teenage high […]

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Can You Leave Hong Kong to Pursue an MBA Overseas & Not Lose Your Continuity of Ordinary Residence if You Intend to Go On to Secure the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

August 26th, 2015

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Right of abode in Hong Kong – the issues associated with studying overseas whilst, ostensibly, remaining resident here for work purposes… QUESTION I have been a HK resident since December 2010, and my plan has always been to remain here until I get  the right of abode in Hong Kong. However, I am now considering […]

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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

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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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