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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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I Was Convicted Of A Crime And Removed From Hong Kong – How Do My Visa Options Look Now?

February 14th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

I Was Convicted Of A Crime And Removed From Hong Kong – How Do My Visa Options Look Now? First Published November 6, 2018 Life in Hong Kong can throw up many challenges, none too much greater than the following: QUESTION Hello, and thank you for the opportunity to ask my question! I have questions, […]

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What Happens If You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa Limit of Stay?

July 8th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 167 responses

What Happens If You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa? Updated July 2023 The Immigration Department are very strict about people who overstay their visa in Hong Kong. What Happens If You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa – Report Immediately If you are a visitor here and find yourself a day or 2 accidently overstaying, and […]

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I Was Convicted of a Crime and Removed From Hong Kong – How Do My Visa Options Look Now?

September 9th, 2021

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 19 responses

First Published December 7, 2012 Life in Hong Kong can throw up many challenges, none too much greater than the following: QUESTION Hello, and thank you for the opportunity to ask my question! I have questions, but I will frame my situation first. In June of this year, I made a big mistake and got […]

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I Have Been in Hong Kong For 2 Years as a Visitor and Have 2 Work Visa Refusals – What’s the Risk of Refused Entry Again in My Circumstances?

February 8th, 2020

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

How is the Shenzhen Shuttle impacted where there is a history of long stay visits in Hong Kong combined with multiple employment visa refusals? QUESTION Hi, I have been in Hong Kong for 2 years as a Visitor and my work visa application was denied for the second time a couple of weeks ago. My […]

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Can I Easily Return To (and Then Remain In) Hong Kong as a Visitor Once My Current Employment Visa Has Expired?

October 6th, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

First Published September 3, 2013 Sometimes, people find themselves in a state of ‘administrative flux’ as one employment visa ends and the circumstances for a new employment visa have not yet, for one reason or another, materialised. The question is, however, can you easily return to / be in Hong Kong as a visitor whilst […]

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Musing

The Experience of Being Denied Entry As A Visitor to Hong Kong

April 16th, 2018

Posted by / in Musing, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

The experience of being denied entry as a visitor to Hong Kong… Got this email in over the weekend. Good to share:Hi, I travelled to Hong Kong on 12th on a PAR from India. The immigration officer asked me for the duration of my stay. I told her I am in hong kong for 10 […]

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Why Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala Was Denied Entry Into Hong Kong Today

January 28th, 2016

Posted by / in Musing, Visitor Visas / No responses

In the next 24 hours, you’ll hear a lot of noise about why this French maverick was denied entry into Hong Kong today. Putting aside the controversy surrounding his material and also his political views, there is a solid immigration justification for ImmD to refuse him entry. They had reasonable grounds to suspect that he […]

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What Are the Chances of Being Allowed Back if You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa and Are Then Convicted of that Crime?

May 12th, 2015

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Uncategorized, Visitor Visas / 6 responses

It is NEVER a good idea to overstay your Hong Kong visa for the reasons set out below… QUESTION I previously overstayed my Visitor visa for a period of 13 months;  I reported to the Immigration Department, was charged and at Sha Tin court I was convicted and given a suspended sentence of 6 months. […]

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60 Second Snapshot'

Hong Kong Visas – The Long Stay Visitor’s Awkward Predicament

October 23rd, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 25 responses

3 or 4 times a week I receive a call from people who have exactly the same problem.It happens so often now, that I can tell what the problem is within the first 5 seconds of our conversation kicking off. And 9 times out of 10 these calls all follow a similar story line. Namely….. […]

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