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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – July 2014

July 8th, 2014

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Back to see el-Maestro Whelan at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday – in the stinking hot showery weather to boot! Enjoyed my bi-monthly 15 minutes of fame with Phil early yesterday afternoon and discussed at length the further toughening of ImmD on business investment visa applicants. We also talked a lot about the Shenzhen Shutttle and went over […]

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UPDATE! If You Are Applying For a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa You Must See This!

July 7th, 2014

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing, Resource / 6 responses

An occasional important update from the Hong Kong Visa Centre… Two weeks ago, we had 3 business investment visas all refused on the same day. It is clear that the Hong Kong Immigration Department have recently gotten a lot tougher. If you intend to apply for a Hong Kong business investment visa, you must watch […]

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Investment Visas, the Catch 22, Multi-Level Marketing & What the Hong Kong Immigration Department Do Instead of Saying NO!

May 28th, 2014

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This is another snippet from the ‘teaching the lawyers‘ presentation I gave in March this year and organised by Profectional, the CPD programme folks… The first part of the presentation covers the essential elements of the Hong Kong business investment visa approvability test, but I cover off the Catch 22 between 2.17 and 7.16 and then […]

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InvestHK Israel Roadshow Comes to End With Some Amazing Israeli Tech Businesses On Their Way to Hong Kong

May 23rd, 2014

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The InvestHK Israel Roadshow came to an end yesterday… I have just had the most amazing 5 days in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem meeting with dozens of Israeli tech companies each with an eye on coming to set up in here Hong Kong. The depth of tech prowess from young Israelis, most of which is […]

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InvestHK Israel Roadshow – the Hong Kong Visa Geeza Does It Tough!

May 18th, 2014

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It’s a tough life helping to promote inward investment to Hong Kong, but someone has to do it… More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting 1. INFOGRAPHIC – One Man Investment Visa for Hong Kong 2. PDF – Information on the Hong Kong Business Investment Visa 3. PLAN – The Hong Kong Visa Application Roadmap 4. CASE […]

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Really Are Getting Tougher Across the Board Now…

April 16th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 3 responses

It has taken me 21 years to make this claim…  I have been practicing in Hong Kong immigration advisory matters since 1993. All down those years, I have been asked countless times “is Immigration getting harder?’ and unflinchingly I have answered ‘no’. It has always been my experience that if you have an approvable case […]

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New Company Law in Hong Kong Impacts Entrepreneurs, Startups and Business Investment Visa Applicants

March 26th, 2014

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Hong Kong company law will never be the same again… I am grateful to Belinda Wong of Leader Corporate Services for sending through her Note on the new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance which came into effect earlier this month. If you’re a shareholder or director of a limited liability company incorporated in Hong Kong, you should […]

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How Can Hong Kong Technology Startups Improve Their Chances of Winning Investment Visa Approvals for Their Founders?

March 7th, 2014

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So you’re now committed to getting your Startup off the ground here in Hong Kong… When it comes to getting investment visa approvals, the problem with most technology startups is that most of them are boot strapped, most of them are run according to the Lean philosophy – and most of them fail within the […]

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Why Do Hong Kong Technology Startups Mostly Struggle to Win Investment Visa Approvals for Their Founders?

March 6th, 2014

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Bootstrappping and running Lean can be a double edged sword as a foreign national starting up in Hong Kong… The startup scene is Hong Kong has gone from strength to strength these last  5 or 6 years and I’m often asked how feasible business investment visas are for foreign nationals seeking to establish a new […]

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Interview: What’s Actually Involved in Getting a Hong Kong Investment Visa Approved?

February 6th, 2014

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On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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