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Will a Criminal Record for Shoplifting Compromise Your Immediate and Long Term Plans for Residence in Hong Kong?

July 31st, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 7 responses

The indiscretions of youth can come back and haunt you in later years and in this question, a conviction for shoplifting quite some time ago is on the mind of an intending foreign national resident of Hong Kong… QUESTION I am very keen in settling down in Hong Kong in the long-term future. And I […]

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As a Hong Kong Work Visa Holder, If I Own Shares in a Company Here Will It Disqualify Me From Getting a Student Visa?

April 6th, 2017

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

Hong Kong being the dynamic ‘all-things-to-all-people’ type of place it is, oftentimes, certain life circumstances here throw up immigration challenges that need to be considered carefully to ensure that you do not inadvertently run afoul of the law and end up doing things that are no commensurate with your formal conditions of stay. This question […]

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Can I Study then Get Married All Whilst Holding a Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsored by a Company I No Longer Work For?

January 20th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

This post was first published on December 2, 2012 Life in Hong Kong throws up many new opportunities and this question seeks to understand the implications for 7 years continuous residency in respect of an eventual right of abode application where an overall switch over in life plans sees a lady intending to relinquish her […]

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What Type of Visa Do You Think You Need for Hong Kong?

February 1st, 2013

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 11 responses

It is important to understand that Hong Kong is quite different, from an immigration perspective, than most other jurisdictions as residence visas are only available to foreign nationals to accommodate their specific reason for wishing to live in Hong Kong. There are no ‘quality of life’ immigration programmes here like there are in countries such […]

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The Reality Behind the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s “4 Weeks” Visa Application Consideration Time Frame

January 3rd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 65 responses

When you make most any type of Hong Kong visa or immigration application, you will find yourself in the Hong Kong ID’s infamous 4 Weeks Zone. You see, the Immigration Department cite that they need 4 weeks to finalise an application once they have received from you all of the documents they need to  decide […]

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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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