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Is It Possible to Get an Extension to My Hong Kong Visitor Visa to Stay With My Girlfriend Here?

July 30th, 2019

Posted by / in Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

Sometimes people have solid, genuine reasons for spending extended periods of time in Hong Kong as a visitor as in the case of this question from a Kiwi who wants to spent time with his girlfriend here. But the patience of the Hong Kong Immigration Department can extend only so far and eventually time runs […]

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I Have an Employment Visa and I Want to Bring My Girlfriend to Hong Kong – Options Please?

March 17th, 2019

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

” I Want to Bring My Girlfriend to Hong Kong”. This is a common challenge for people in serious, yet relatively new  relationships. The Hong Kong visa options are few and far between. You absolutely have to make sure that you stay on the right side of the law on this one. It’s all too […]

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Is It Possible to Get an Extension to My Hong Kong Visitor Visa to Stay With My Girlfriend Here?

June 25th, 2018

Posted by / in Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

Sometimes people have solid, genuine reasons for spending extended periods of time in Hong Kong with a Hong Kong visitor visa as in the case of this question from a Kiwi who wants to spent time with his girlfriend here. But the patience of the Hong Kong Immigration Department can extend only so far and […]

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Hong Kong Dependant Visa: How Can You Prove Your Relationship is Genuine If You Marry in Hong Kong But Have Been Together Only About a Year?

July 29th, 2015

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

How do you go about demonstrating to the Hong Kong Immigration Department that your relationship is a genuine one as you apply for a Hong Kong dependant visa? QUESTION I have a question about the interplay between marriage and subsequently obtaining a Hong Kong dependant visa. Our situation is as follows: I am professional with […]

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Stephen Barnes What’s Up Hong Kong Interview: Immigration, Visas, the Universe, Life & Everything

March 26th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

Yours Truly was interviewed by What’s Up Hong Kong in my favourite corner of Pacific Coffee (Fenwick Street / Lockhart Road in Wanchai)  last week and today the session was posted on their website for download and listening. Travis Jones, the founder of the site, has a vision to interview folks in Hong Kong who have something […]

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Hong Kong Visitors No Longer Get Visa Stamps In Their Passports

March 24th, 2013

Posted by / in Musing, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

As of March 19, 2013 the Hong Kong Immigration Department have changed the way they process and record Visitors entering into Hong Kong. According to the blurb put out on the ImmD website… “..all arriving visitors at immigration control points will be issued with landing slips in lieu of stamping on their travel documents. The […]

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

October 23rd, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 23 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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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – July 2012

July 12th, 2012

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

I really enjoyed my entanglement with Phil @ Morning Brew today when he really went to town on the question of people who overstay their visa and Professional Visitors. We also talked about the Hong Kong Immigration Department as a system and what happens when the hammer falls on people doing their umpteeth Shenzhen Shuttle […]

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