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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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2 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Need For a Job Offer

February 23rd, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 3 responses

On November 28, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly in Hong Kong to discuss the opportunities for their graduates to go about making an application for a Hong Kong work visa without paying for any professional help. In this segment I discuss the issue of a job offer and its […]

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Your Questions Answered

QOTW: How Are Mainland Applicants for Visas Issued Under the Hong Kong General Employment Policy Treated Differently From Other Foreign Nationals?

February 17th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / No responses

Under the Hong Kong General Employment Policy, what’s the procedural difference if you are a Chinese citizen applying for a Hong Kong work visa (or any other type of visa for that matter) compared to the rules applying to non-Chinese foreign nationals? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a Chinese citizen currently enrolled in a […]

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QOTW: Can I Get A Hong Kong Work Visa With No Degree?

January 8th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

An old chestnut this question which comes up time and time again about getting a Hong Kong work visa with no degree – albeit this time in the context of a technical apprenticeship undertaken straight out of senior high school. QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I moved to Hong Kong from France one month ago. I […]

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The Hong Kong Employment Visa In Detail – Video Presentation by the Hong Kong Visa Geeza

October 17th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

Everything you wanted to know about the Hong Kong Employment Visa – but were afraid to ask! On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. This segment discusses the visa type widely applicable to foreign national employees seeking to work in Hong Kong. […]

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Hong Kong Visas From 39,000 Feet @ General Assembly – Employment Visas

September 14th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 8 responses

On July 10, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly to give an overview talk on the opportunities for their foreign national Alumni seeking to remain in Hong Kong after graduating from their excellent programmes. The Rest of the Talk Introduction Visa to Work Own-Business Visa Top Notch Talent Visa 10 Million Dollar […]

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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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Your Questions Answered

QOTW: Can I Get an Employment Visa Again if I Still Owe Taxes From the Last Time I Worked in Hong Kong?

February 23rd, 2014

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

What is the interplay between unpaid taxes and a Hong Kong employment visa application subsequently? QUESTION Hi, I worked in Hong Kong last year, 2013, and left the city mid year after my work terminated. When I left, my company filed a IR56G “leaving Hong Kong” tax form for me with the IRD. However, I […]

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Lame Excuses Won’t Cut It If You’re Caught Working in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa

October 10th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

Caught Working in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa? If you’re working in Hong Kong  (paid, unpaid or temporarily transferred in) but do not have an employment visa sponsored by your current employer you are breaking the law and could be subject to 3 years imprisonment and/or up to a HKD350,000 fine. The law is very […]

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Why Don’t Immigration Consultants Typically Help Aspiring Employees Find Jobs in Hong Kong?

April 3rd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 4 responses

Given that some countries, like Australia, organise their immigration policy to address skills gaps in their economies with specific temporary visa types, you might expect that Hong Kong would have a thriving job finding + visa service industry. We do, after all, issue more than 17,000 new employment visa approvals each year under the General […]

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