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Can I Employ Myself Via A Hong Kong Business Investment Visa (Or Any Other Way)?

July 17th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 13 responses

Can I Employ Myself? Updated July 2023 Can I employ mself? This is a typical question about what is really a Hong Kong business investment (entrepreneur) visa application – but most often people don’t know, understandably enough, how to couch it… Can I Employ Myself? – QUESTION “Hello, I’m interested in getting HK residence permit […]

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STOP PRESS!! Hitler’s Hong Kong Passport Application Has Been Rejected – What Can He Do Now?

July 5th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 26 responses

Hong Kong Passport Application – Poor Mr Hitler … First Published November 13, 2013 – Updated July 2023 Continuing the meme parody of Hitler in the bunker, this time responding to the news that his Hong Kong passport application has been denied. Hong Kong Passport Application – Visa Types Referenced In This Video Hong Kong […]

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Hong Kong Visa Requirements – It a Good or a Bad Sign That ImmD Keep Coming Back With Further Requests for Information?

July 4th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Hong Kong Visa Requirements – What Does It Mean When ImmD Make Repeat Requests? This question seeks to understand what you should make of repeat requests for information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD) during the course of your visa application. Hong Kong Visa Requirements – Generally Visiting Hong Kong requires certain documentation and conditions […]

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Visa Processing Time Hong Kong – The Reality Behind The “4 Weeks” Application Consideration Time Frame

June 29th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 82 responses

Visa Processing Time Hong Kong – What’s The Actual Reality? Visa processing time Hong Kong? When you make most any type of Hong Kong visa or immigration application, you will find yourself in the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s infamous 4 Weeks Zone. Visa Processing Time Hong Kong – Is It Really 4 Weeks? When it […]

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The Foibles of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications That Only Experience Can Fully Appreciate

April 3rd, 2023

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 4 responses

The Foibles of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications That Only Experience Can Fully Appreciate Foibles of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications The foibles of Hong Kong visa & immigration applications that only experience can fully appreciate – I originally published this post on April 29, 2013 and updated it on April 3, 2023…10 years […]

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Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa be Compromised If I Leave My Job Due to Intolerable Working Conditions?

March 1st, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 8 responses

Should you be worried that your employment visa status in Hong Kong might be undermined if you choose to leave the employ of an unsavoury employer? QUESTION Hello, my current employer and visa sponsor is a small business, and my working conditions are intolerable – twice the amount of hours than stated on the contract, […]

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I Have Sworn a Declaration That I am Leaving Hong Kong to Receive an MPF Refund – Am I Now Precluded From Making an Application for the Right of Abode Here?

January 24th, 2023

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

What a great question – never been asked this before! QUESTION I have been resident in Hong Kong for 5 and a half years on a working visa. I lost my job over 6 months ago and thought that I had no option but to leave. I obtained the MPF refund in May and signed […]

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Hong Kong Government Continuing Immigration Policy Enhancements – December 2022

December 30th, 2022

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Resource, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / No responses

Hong Kong Government Continuing Immigration Policy Enhancements – December 2022 After recent updates provided by the Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD) at the end of October, the Government of Hong Kong (GovHK) has announced additional measures to further streamline the Hong Kong immigration process for foreign national visa applicants. Top this end, visa applicants can […]

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How Can I Prove ‘7 Years Residency’ for My Hong Kong Right of Abode Application if I Do Not Have Any Old Tenancy Agreement Copies?

December 10th, 2022

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

How to skin the cat of the ‘missing tenancy agreement’ is an oft-faced challenge in the game of the Hong Kong Right of Abode Application after 7 years continuous ordinary residence by a foreign national intending permanent resident.  QUESTION What happens if I am unable to provide copies of my tenancy agreements in support of […]

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I Possess an APEC Business Travel Card – Will It Advantage Me in My Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

December 2nd, 2022

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

This question really is all about the Catch 22 which I have posted on quite a few times previously. However, there is an interesting twist in that the questioner has entered Hong Kong on an APEC Business Travel Card and none of his clients are actually based in Hong Kong. So I am grateful for […]

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