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What Chance Is There That ImmD Will Grant A Visa To A Foreign National Who Previously Overstayed In Hong Kong By Five-And-A-Half Years?

May 9th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Overstayed in Hong Kong for a very long time previously…? Great question this, not so much because the answer is mostly quite obvious, but because it gives me a chance to have a discussion about overstaying generally. QUESTION I was looking for a male helper and found a suitable one for our family. However, he […]


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The Perils of Contriving a Job Offer Just for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application

August 22nd, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 17 responses

Pretending You Have A Job Offer To Get A Hong Kong Employment Visa? Updated August 22, 2023 What are the consequences of providing false information to an Immigration Officer in Hong Kong? Is it worth the risk to pretend you have a job offer for a Hong Kong employment visa?  Is It Worth The Risk? […]

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Will the Immigration Department Extend My Employment Visa if I Am Subject to a Police Investigation?

June 14th, 2021

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

How do the Hong Kong Immigration Department consider the likely impact of possible criminal charges on a foreign national temporary resident and his or her ability to remain here pending the outcome of the processes leading to a determination as to whether or not to press charges? Here follows a question-answer dialogue I had by […]

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What Happens if You Inadvertently Breach Your Conditions of Stay by Taking Up an Unauthorised Employment in Hong Kong Without First Applying for a Change of Sponsorship?

January 29th, 2013

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas, VG Front Page / 10 responses

Under Hong Kong immigration law, foreign nationals are granted employment visa permissions to undertake work for a specific employer on the nominated terms and conditions of the employment agreement which underpins the work permissions granted on the issue of the initial visa, any subsequent change of sponsorship approval or your last employment visa extension. Any […]

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