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My Girlfriend is in Detention Prior to Removal – if I Marry Her Will She be Able to Get a Dependant Visa?

March 1st, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

This is a sad situation for a couple who find themselves in a maelstrom of immigration difficulties caused by a less than sensible choice some time previously. QUESTION I am a permanent resident in Hong Kong and am planning to marry my girlfriend. My girlfriend is in detention prior to removal. She’s from the Philippines. […]

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What Happens to My Girlfriend’s Hong Kong Employment Visa if She Quits Her Job and We Get Engaged – Can She Carry on Working on the Strength of Our Relationship?

February 21st, 2017

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

Does being formally engaged to be married to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident materially impact the work permissions available to an employment visa holding fiance? QUESTION I am a permanent resident of Hong Kong working here and I met my girlfriend who is currently employed and on a working visa. However she no longer wants to […]

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Does My Child Get the Right of Abode if She Wasn’t Born in Hong Kong But I Have the Right to Land?

January 11th, 2017

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

First Published December 25, 2012 A relatively straightforward answer to, what can be, quite a complex question dealing with ‘Hong-Kong-immigration status-by-descent’ for foreign nationals born in the HKSAR. QUESTION I was born in Hong Kong  (I am a British passport holder and of British parents). I do not have ***. My daughter was born in […]

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How Will Bankruptcy While Living Here Impact the Possibility of Hong Kong Work Visa Extension?

May 24th, 2015

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

Simple enough of a question – will your Hong Kong work visa be compromised if you are forced into bankruptcy while temporarily resident in the HKSAR? QUESTION If I am currently a working visa holder in Hong Kong, how will my visa be affected if I go bankrupt? Will the Immigration Department tell me to […]

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QOTW: Can I Get A Hong Kong Work Visa With No Degree?

January 8th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

An old chestnut this question which comes up time and time again about getting a Hong Kong work visa with no degree – albeit this time in the context of a technical apprenticeship undertaken straight out of senior high school. QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I moved to Hong Kong from France one month ago. I […]

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Appealing a Hong Kong Visa Refusal – Video Presentation by the Hong Kong Visa Geeza

August 3rd, 2014

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals / No responses

What can you do if your residence visa application for Hong Kong has been denied? On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. This segment discusses how you can commence down the path of appealing a decision of the Hong Kong Immigration […]

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QOTW: Can You Get PR in Hong Kong if You Have Actually Been Living & Working in China?

May 1st, 2014

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

How does time spent living and working in China impact on your eligibility for the right of abode in Hong Kong? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a Canadian citizen. I worked and lived in Hong Kong from 2005 to 2007 and then was transferred to Shanghai by my employer which is a Hong Kong […]

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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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Interview: We Have 20,000 Vacancies in the F+B Industry But We Don’t Have People to Fill These Jobs – What Are the Hong Kong Immigration Department Doing About It?

April 11th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 8 responses

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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QOTW: What Kind of Visa Can We Get So My FDH Girlfriend (Contract Terminated) Can Stay With Me in Hong Kong?

March 2nd, 2014

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

Any possibility for love to continue in the wake of a terminated FDH contract? QUESTION My girl friend is a Filipino domestic helper who has just left her employment with a Chinese family – however, she wants to stay in Hong Kong with me. Can you advise me on how this might be achieved? More […]

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