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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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Musing

New Company Law in Hong Kong Impacts Entrepreneurs, Startups and Business Investment Visa Applicants

March 26th, 2014

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing /

Hong Kong company law will never be the same again… I am grateful to Belinda Wong of Leader Corporate Services for sending through her Note on the new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance which came into effect earlier this month. If you’re a shareholder or director of a limited liability company incorporated in Hong Kong, you should […]

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Your Questions Answered

QOTW: Can I Expect to Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa if All of Our Work is Undertaken Outside of Hong Kong?

March 17th, 2014

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

The question asked actually belies a bigger issue when it comes to getting a  business investment visa for Hong Kong… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I’m looking at incorporating an internet based Company in Hong Kong, with the intention to cut my residency ties to my current country and operate the Company full time there. All of […]

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How Can Hong Kong Technology Startups Improve Their Chances of Winning Investment Visa Approvals for Their Founders?

March 7th, 2014

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / 1 response

So you’re now committed to getting your Startup off the ground here in Hong Kong… When it comes to getting investment visa approvals, the problem with most technology startups is that most of them are boot strapped, most of them are run according to the Lean philosophy – and most of them fail within the […]

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Why Do Hong Kong Technology Startups Mostly Struggle to Win Investment Visa Approvals for Their Founders?

March 6th, 2014

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / No responses

Bootstrappping and running Lean can be a double edged sword as a foreign national starting up in Hong Kong… The startup scene is Hong Kong has gone from strength to strength these last  5 or 6 years and I’m often asked how feasible business investment visas are for foreign nationals seeking to establish a new […]

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Musing

Foreign National Entrepreneurs Starting Up in Hong Kong or China – Where is Better for Visas?

October 2nd, 2013

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 2 responses

   Image Courtesy of China Daily Mail Paul Bischoff recently laid bare the visa and immigration problems which entrepreneurs (and intending foreign national residents generally for that matter) face when seeking to set up in China in this provocative piece in TechinAsia.com (read the comments especially). China has always been a hard place to meet any level of […]

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Musing

Business Investment Visas – A Leg Up for Start Ups in Hong Kong

September 8th, 2013

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 7 responses

Intro to the Hong Kong Startup Scene from Casey Lau After waaaay too much time had passed I finally made it to my first StartupsHK event held at the Hive last week. Casey Lau, serial entrepreneur and 15 year veteran of the  Hong Kong start up scene, put on a great show last Thursday, which I am […]

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Starting a Business in Hong Kong

July 3rd, 2013

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If you’re not yet resident, but intend to start a new business or join in one. Visitor Starting A Business Must Have Resources Hong Kong Visa Handbook     If you’re a current resident and wish to go into business for yourself. Resident Starting A Business Must Have Resources Hong Kong Visa Handbook     […]

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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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Hadley Says

Are Such Facilities as Virtual Offices, Incubators, Serviced Offices & Co-working Spaces Deemed ‘Suitable Business Premises’ for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa Application?

June 8th, 2013

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

Hong Kong has an incredibly dynamic economy with the reality that the Hong Kong Immigration Department has recognized that entrepreneurs today have a wide variety of options in which to home their start up and early stage businesses. Consequently, incubators, serviced offices and co-working spaces are generally acceptable to the Immigration Department as early homes […]

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