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3 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – The Test for Visa Approval

March 8th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 2 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 section of the talk I discuss the Hong Kong work visa […]

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1 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Introduction

February 22nd, 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 set up the material that will follow on from […]

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Can You Keep Your Hong Kong Employment Visa if You Are Being Transferred to Live & Work in China?

February 20th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing / No responses

Can you live in China yet remain a HK resident with a valid Hong Kong employment visa? QUESTION We are a married couple with children and have lived in Hong Kong for 3.5 years.  We are moving to Shanghai soon (my husband’s employer is moving us).    We currently have a Hong Kong employment visa for […]

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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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2015 Hong Kong Immigration Enhancement Measures Applicable to the Employment Visa and Visas Issued Under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents & Professionals

January 19th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, Uncategorized, VG Front Page / 6 responses

In his recent Policy Address, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, CY Leung announced the 2015 Hong Kong Immigration Enhancement Measures to the employment visa issued under the General Employment Policy with corresponding tweaks to the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents & Professionals. This short Update offers commentary on these changes. More Stuff You May Find […]

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Musing

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: 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?

February 16th, 2014

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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Musing

Getting Professional Help With Your Hong Kong Visa Application – On the Cheap!

November 5th, 2013

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

What I love about Hong Kong is our free market, bags of competition and loads of choices. Of course, this also applies to my industry too. I just love this picture (which I pinched from MarketingWell.com) and can’t resist sharing it here. Says it all really! More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting But Stephen, […]

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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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Hadley Says

Can an Offshore Company Sponsor a Hong Kong Employment or Business Investment Visa?

June 24th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 6 responses

You may be a director, shareholder or an employee of a company which is not incorporated in Hong Kong but thinking about the possibility of setting up shop here. In such a case, is it possible for the overseas incorporated entity to sponsor employment or business investment visa permissions for one of their officers or […]

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