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Hadley Says

Are There Any Advantages To Being An Existing Resident Of Hong Kong When You Make An Application For An Investment Visa?

August 13th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 25 responses

Existing Resident Of Hong Kong When You Make An Application For An Investment Visa? When you make an application for an Investment Visa in Hong Kong you have to be able to demonstrate that you are in a position to make a substantial contribution to the economy here. But, if you are presently resident in Hong Kong, […]

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Musing

How to Stop Worrying About Your Hong Kong Visa & Start Applying!

August 10th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 16 responses

Worrying About Your Hong Kong Visa ? Everyone, at some point during their time in Hong Kong, has had to deal with the hassle of visas down at the Immigration Department in Wanchai. First, you have to get the damn thing, and then you need to extend it. Before long  (maybe) you’ll change employers, possibly […]

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The Double-Edged Blade of a Hong Kong Investment Visa Approval Business Review

July 18th, 2023

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 2 responses

Hong Kong Investment Visa Approval Business Review – A Sword Of Damocles If your Hong Kong investment visa approval has been granted subject to Business Review it could make for some sleepless nights over the course of your first 12 months in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Investment Visa Approval Business Review Awaits You see, in this […]

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Can I Employ Myself Via A Hong Kong Business Investment Visa (Or Any Other Way)?

July 17th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 13 responses

Can I Employ Myself? Updated July 2023 Can I employ mself? This is a typical question about what is really a Hong Kong business investment (entrepreneur) visa application – but most often people don’t know, understandably enough, how to couch it… Can I Employ Myself? – QUESTION “Hello, I’m interested in getting HK residence permit […]

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Musing

20 – How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Any Professional Help – Application Plan

March 23rd, 2023

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 13 responses

Updated March 23, 2023  Get the 100% Free Application Roadmap Here Today – Still Highly Relevant & Useful! On January 17, 2013 I gave a talk at Centre O in Wanchai on how to go about applying for a Hong Kong business investment visa without the need to pay for any professional help. 10 years have gone by and […]

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As a Visitor Living in Hong Kong Do You Need to Get An Investment Visa if You Freelance Here But All Your Income is Sourced Overseas?

March 7th, 2023

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

First Published October 2, 2019 – Advice Still Valid Today What is the law about visitors working in Hong Kong as freelancers but not engaging in the local economy? Whilst this question was first asked 4 years ago, I have received three very similar quiestions in the last week so nows the time to republish […]

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Can I Set Up a Hong Kong Company, Employ My Business Partner & Sponsor an Employment Visa For Him?

December 6th, 2022

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

The answer to this question is multi-part and ultimately driven by the challenges associated with a New Business Situation… QUESTION I am based in Hong Kong and would like your advice on visa applications for a friend.   A friend of mine, who is based in the US and I have been discussing a business opportunity for Hong Kong and […]

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I Possess an APEC Business Travel Card – Will It Advantage Me in My Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

December 2nd, 2022

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

This question really is all about the Catch 22 which I have posted on quite a few times previously. However, there is an interesting twist in that the questioner has entered Hong Kong on an APEC Business Travel Card and none of his clients are actually based in Hong Kong. So I am grateful for […]

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Must the Employing Company Sponsor of My Hong Kong Work Visa Application be Profitable?

July 27th, 2022

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

How important is sponsor-profitability, especially for start up businesses less than 12 months old? QUESTION I have been recruited by a newly established company (12 months old as of this week). They have never hired a foreigner and have tasked me with completing the visa forms, both employee and employer versions. The Employer-side application requires […]

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Do You Really Need to Set Up Your Own Office if You Have a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

June 4th, 2022

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

Once you have persuaded the Hong Kong Immigration Department of your ability to make a substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong and have been granted an investment visa, can you then argue, after the fact, that actually, you have no practical need to establish office premises of your own after all? QUESTION I […]

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