Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

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Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Enhancement Measures 2015 – What’s Up?

January 21st, 2015

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The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Enhancement Measures announced by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, CY Leung on January 15, 2015 ostensibly appear to be opening the door to a wider array of top notch talent and making it easier, in the process, to manage your continuing residence for the first 7 years in Hong Kong […]

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The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme – A Practical Guide

November 11th, 2014

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This much maligned programme is ‘on the books’ so we continue to provide coverage of it (of course!) On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. In this section of the talk, I talk about QMAS. More Stuff You May Find Useful […]

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Hong Kong Visas From 39,000 Feet @ General Assembly – The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

August 18th, 2014

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On July 10, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly to give an overview talk on the opportunities for their foreign national Alumni seeking to remain in Hong Kong after graduating from their excellent programmes. The Rest of the Talk Introduction Visa to Work Own-Business Visa Top Notch Talent Visa 10 […]

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Interview: Do You Think the Special Hong Kong Visa Programmes Designed for Mainland Residents are as Attractive Now as They Were When First Introduced?

July 3rd, 2014

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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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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: Do You Think the Relatively Low Number of Foreigners Coming to Live and Work in Hong Kong is Due to it Being Hard to Get a Visa?

January 13th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes / 12 responses

Coming to live and work in Hong Kong – 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 […]

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Relocating to Hong Kong For Work or Business – Session Q&A

January 6th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 3 responses

On June 13 I was invited to address the 2013 Monaco Trade Delegation to Hong Kong & China on the question of visas to live and work in Hong Kong. The Delegation was hosted by my good friends at Rosemont Hong Kong and I covered in a total of 50 minutes the whole sweep of employment and investment based visas as well as […]

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Relocating to Hong Kong For Work or Business – Applying for Permanent Residency After 7 Years

December 16th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

On June 13 I was invited to address the 2013 Monaco Trade Delegation to Hong Kong & China on the question of visas to live and work in Hong Kong. The Delegation was hosted by my good friends at Rosemont Hong Kong and I covered in a total of 50 minutes the whole sweep of employment and investment based visas as well as […]

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So, What ARE Your Chances of Successfully Securing a QMAS Visa for Hong Kong?

December 1st, 2013

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Don’t ask me…! More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting It’s official – 77% of all QMAS approvals go to Mainland Chinese 10 Must Have resources for a Quality Migrant Admission Scheme application Finally ImmD shed some light on what constitutes ‘talent’ for the purposes of a QMAS approval Why I hate the Quality […]

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Relocating to Hong Kong For Work or Business – Why Do Visa Applications Get Denied?

November 30th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 4 responses

On June 13 I was invited to address the 2013 Monaco Trade Delegation to Hong Kong & China on the question of visas to live and work in Hong Kong. The Delegation was hosted by my good friends at Rosemont Hong Kong and I covered in a total of 50 minutes the whole sweep of employment and investment based visas as well as […]

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