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Hong Kong Visas – The Long Stay Visitor’s Awkward Predicament

October 23rd, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 25 responses

3 or 4 times a week I receive a call from people who have exactly the same problem.It happens so often now, that I can tell what the problem is within the first 5 seconds of our conversation kicking off. And 9 times out of 10 these calls all follow a similar story line. Namely….. […]

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The ‘Shenzhen Shuttle’ – A Good Way to Extend Your Hong Kong Visitor Visa?

August 7th, 2012

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Visitor Visas / 12 responses

Many people chose to shuttle between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in order to secure a defacto extension to their visitor visa? The question, however, is this a good idea? What most people who do this don’t realise is that the Hong Kong Immigration Department are keeping count. You see, once you reach more than 180 […]

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Can I Apply for a Residence Visa for Hong Kong While I Am Visiting?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 2 responses

In making your decision about making your Hong Kong residence visa application from inside or outside of Hong Kong you really need to consider: • That some types of visa applications such as Mainland Talents and Permanent Residency require you to be specifically inside or outside of Hong Kong when you apply but for most […]

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Can I Apply for a Visa After I Have Moved to Hong Kong or Should I Apply Beforehand?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas / 2 responses

In some cases, you simply must be outside of Hong Kong to apply. In others, you definitely have to be in Hong Kong on the day your application is filed. It all depends. There are pros and cons and a lot depends on your nationality too! More Stuff to Help You Along I have been made […]

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Shareholder in the Company Employing You? What the Hong Kong Immigration Department Think…

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / 4 responses

There really is no such thing as visa self-sponsorship if you are an entrepreneur seeking permissions to join in your own business in Hong Kong. You either work for an independent third party employer, or you are working for yourself (or possibly in partnership with one or 2 others). The Immigration Department will look through […]

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A Detailed Business Plan for Your Hong Kong Investment Visa? – Not Really…

March 3rd, 2012

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing, VG Front Page / 1 response

I always stifle a chuckle when I read on the websites of professional service providers offering a Hong Kong visa and immigration product that there is a need for a ‘detailed business plan’ in each and every Hong Kong investment visa application. It’s simply not true. Certainly, every applicant for an investment visa needs to […]

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