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2 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Same Sex Partner Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Order of Business

March 28th, 2015

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On March 5, 2015 at WYND co-working space in Hong Kong I gave a presentation on how to go about applying for a Hong Kong same sex partner visa. In this second segment I set out the order of business of the talk. The Complete Series 1 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Same Sex […]

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1 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Same Sex Partner Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Introduction

March 26th, 2015

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On March 5, 2015 at WYND co-working space in Hong Kong I gave a presentation on how to go about applying for a Hong Kong same sex partner visa. In this first segment I introduce the topic and lay out the material which will follow. The Complete Series 1 – How to Apply for a Hong […]

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6 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Accompanying Family

March 13th, 2015

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On November 28, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly in Hong Kong to discuss the opportunities for their graduates to go about making an application for a Hong Kong work visa without paying for any professional help. In this segment I discuss the the visa types available for accompanying family […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 11 – Your Loved Ones

February 6th, 2015

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I have given this talk around town for the last couple of years now and so pleased to finally add it to our coverage of the Hong Kong investment visa. This segment discusses the immigration arrangements for accompanying family members of a Breadwinner seeking to get a Hong Kong investment visa as the principal applicant. The […]

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Hong Kong Visas for Same Sex Partners – A Practical Guide

October 6th, 2014

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This video sets out the practicalities for same sex partners in securing the permission of ImmD to join their significant other in Hong Kong. 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 cover the ground […]

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Hong Kong Visas From 39,000 Feet @ General Assembly – Family Visas

October 1st, 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 Million Dollar […]

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QOTW: Can a Gay Married Couple Get a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

August 1st, 2014

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You’d think so, right? Alas… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a Hong Kong permanent resident but not currently living in the HK SAR.   I am considering re-locating back to Hong Kong and would like to bring my husband with me. We are a same-sex married couple.  We have a Civil-Partnership from London and were […]

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How to Extend a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa for a Defacto Spouse or Same Sex Partner

June 3rd, 2014

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I am really grateful to a client of mine whom we assisted in securing a prolonged visitor visa sponsored by his same sex life partner in 2013. This morning he very kindly sent me the following synopsis of the extension experience he underwent down at Immigration Tower recently, which I am delighted to share: Extension […]

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How Easy / Practical Is It to Swap Between a Prolonged Visitor Visa & Student Visa (or Employment Visa) in Hong Kong?

May 12th, 2014

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Same sex partners, married or otherwise, are just not treated equally when it comes to immigration in Hong Kong I’m afraid… QUESTION Dear Stephen, I will be transferred by my company from Holland to Hong Kong beginning of  August. My partner (we are getting married end of May, according to Holland civil union law for […]

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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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