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

December 30th, 2019

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

First Published April 29, 2013 Hong Kong immigration & visa applications: both the Hong Kong Visa Handbook and the accompanying updates posted daily on the Hong Kong Visa Geeza Blog along with the DIY Visa Kits are all designed to help you make an application to the Immigration Department without any professional assistance and with […]

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Waiting-in-the-Wings: The Typical Experience of a Foreign National Spouse in the Hong Kong Visa Application Process

December 28th, 2019

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Family Visas, VG Front Page / 7 responses

First Published May 4, 2013 If you and your family are relocating to Hong Kong with your spouse’s job and he (or his employer) is responsible for organizing the visas for you and your children, what can you expect of the Hong Kong visa application process? Firstly, the dependant visas which you and the children […]

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Can I Remain in Hong Kong as a Visitor After My Employment Visa Expires?

October 16th, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Simple question this one with an easy answer and indicative of the fact that, even though quite a straight forward issue, the information is not otherwise readily available anywhere else on the web. QUESTION I am a Canadian citizen, working in Hong Kong holding an employment visa for 7 weeks. I want to stay after […]

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Can I Easily Return To (and Then Remain In) Hong Kong as a Visitor Once My Current Employment Visa Has Expired?

October 6th, 2019

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

First Published September 3, 2013 Sometimes, people find themselves in a state of ‘administrative flux’ as one employment visa ends and the circumstances for a new employment visa have not yet, for one reason or another, materialised. The question is, however, can you easily return to / be in Hong Kong as a visitor whilst […]

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Considerably Heightened Diligence by ImmD on All Types of Hong Kong Visa Applications

May 8th, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Sherpa, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

First published March 6, 2019 and updated May 8, 2019. UPDATE:  8.5.2019 – ImmD are now routinely 2-3 weeks behind their normal case consideration time frames, even as late as May with the Summer Rush just around the corner to boot.  This is borne out by our own dealings with ImmD day-to-day and also the […]

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The Impact of Brain Drain on Hong Kong and Resulting Immigration Policy Development

April 12th, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 5 responses

First Published On May 25, 2012 The Impact of Brain Drain on Hong Kong: the term “brain drain” first appeared in 1957 in a novel called Atlas Shrugged and the term refers to the loss of skilled researchers, analysts, the accomplished and the talented – for political, industrial and social reasons. It’s currently frequently utilized […]

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Redundancy – the Process Pitfalls of an Expiring Hong Kong Employment Visa

March 23rd, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 145 responses

First Published On May 23, 2012   Expiring Hong Kong employment visa having been make redundant? Hong Kong visa and immigration processes can be profoundly easy or incredibly complex. It all depends on the unique combination of circumstances you find yourself in. In a pure linear world of job offer-visa application-approval-then take-up the job, it […]

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Business Review – The Sword of Damocles for Successful Hong Kong Investment Visa Applicants

December 15th, 2018

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 1 response

If your investment visa has been approved but the Hong Kong Immigration Department believe your application was marginal, you can expect your visa to be subject to Business Review the first time that it comes up for extension. This works as follows: During your original application the HKID may not have been completely persuaded of […]

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Hong Kong Business Investment Visas – the Catch 22 for Foreign National Entrepreneurs

December 13th, 2018

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 3 responses

  There are 2 pathways you can follow to apply for a business investment visa for Hong Kong. 1. You can be in Hong Kong as either as resident or a visitor seeking to adjust your immigration status to join in an existing, or establish a new, business; or 2. You can apply prospectively for […]

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Do I Really Need an Employment Visa if I Get 6 Months’ Visitor Status Upon Arrival & Intend to Work in Hong Kong for a Maximum of 2 Weeks?

November 2nd, 2018

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

Is it ever legal to work in Hong Kong – especially on a short term basis – with a Visitor Status – without the permission of the Director of Immigration? QUESTION I am a UK based one person limited company and have been asked by a major financial services company with a business based in […]

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