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Hong Kong Visas For 2 Week Visitor Nationals – Family Visas

February 16th, 2017

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On May 30, 2016 I gave a talk at the Russian Club Hong Kong on the types of Hong Kong visas available to those nationalities who are only granted a 2 week limit of stay as visitors upon arrival in the HKSAR. This ‘2 week rule’ has a very real practical effect on citizens of […]

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How Important Are Photographs When Documenting Relationship Bona Fides in a Same Sex Partner Visa Application for Hong Kong?

January 31st, 2017

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It’s quite rare in most types of family visa applications that a single supporting document will definitively determine success or refusal. Of course, if you claim to be married or a legal parent (for example) and seeking a legal dependant’s visa, marriage and birth certificates are an absolute prerequisite to establish proof of legal relationship. But […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio 3 – December, 2016

December 15th, 2016

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It had been a few months since I got to see Maestro Phil Whelan over at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday.  As always, we had a good chat, talking mostly about the implications of the recent Audit Commission report on certain aspects of ImmD operations. Click the above to watch our short video of yesterday’s session at RTHK. […]

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Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts – With Dragon Law @ Cyberport – Visas For Accompanying Loved Ones

November 13th, 2016

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On April 28, 2016 Dragon Law, the Hong Kong Visa Centre and Cyberport co-hosted a seminar entitled Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts This segment deals with visas for accompanying loved ones joining you on your employment, startup or entrepreneurial journey to Hong Kong. You can download the Presentation slides […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Slippers And Pipe Visa?

September 3rd, 2016

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Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short video I discuss the notion of a Slippers And Pipe Visa. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean… Administrative Flux? Can a gay married couple […]

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Is the Hong Kong Startup Visa All That It’s Cracked Up to Be? – Accompanying Family

November 10th, 2015

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On August 11, 2015 I gave a presentation discussing the so-called Hong Kong Startup visa that everyone is getting so excited about. In this segment at o Connect in Sheung Wan, I discuss the arrangements in play for family members and other loved ones accompanying an applicant for a Hong Kong Kong Startup visa. The […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio 3 – October, 2015

October 20th, 2015

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Had a good old yarn with Mr Fantastic himself Phil Whelan yesterday at RTHK – we mostly covered same sex partners and the inequality of our dependant visa policy (or lack of it) where gay spouses are concerned. You can listen to our complete discussion here. Phil works real hard on his Morning Brew Facebook page which I […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Family Visas

October 6th, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Policy

September 1st, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Introduction

August 31st, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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