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Will the Hong Kong Immigration Department Extend Your Visitor Visa if You Ask Them To?

June 13th, 2018

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I have received 2 questions on the topic of ‘long stay’ visitor visas and the extension possibilities in the last 24 hours so am taking the opportunity to merge them into a single answer here. QUESTION “Hi, I think I could use some of your quality advice. My situation seems to be quite complicated, so I […]

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Can I Do Business in Hong Kong Yet Live in Shenzhen to Save Costs & Commute Across the Boundary Each Day to Do My Business?

April 5th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Living in Hong Kong ain’t cheap, that’s for sure… QUESTION I’m an Australian and British citizen currently living in Australia and I want to found a technology Startup company in Hong Kong because the government incentives seem very attractive to do so. The downside is that housing is ultra-expensive in Hong Kong and paying this […]

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Is There Any Sure Fire Way to Get Defacto Extensions to Your Hong Kong Visitor Visa By Frequently Undertaking the Shenzhen Shuttle?

September 10th, 2017

Posted by / in Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Is there any way to turbo-charge the Shenzhen Shuttle?   QUESTION Hey Visa Geeza, I am a citizen of  Russia and unfortunately have a very short visitor visa which is just 14 days, but I need to stay in Hong Kong for longer as I want to find a job here (I am a graphics […]

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If You Start a Company Based in Hong Kong Do You Always Need to Have an Investment Visa to be Able to Run It?

July 14th, 2017

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

The question of investment visa or not is actually quite straight forward. It’s all about ‘living’ in Hong Kong… QUESTION Hi Visa Geeza, I’ve a question regarding putting up a company in Hong Kong. I’ve been reading about how “easy” it is to set up a company in Hong Kong, however, it sounds too over […]

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What Can I Do If My Employment Contract Ends on the Same Day as My Hong Kong Work Visa and I Need to Stay Here a While Longer to Sort Out My Affairs?

June 10th, 2017

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

Employment law and immigration law are often overlapping but must be dealt with separately… What can I do If my employment contract ends on the same day as my Hong Kong work visa and I need to stay here a while longer to sort out my affairs? QUESTION I am in a fix with a […]

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Musing

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

September 2nd, 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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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Shenzhen Shuttle?

June 17th, 2015

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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 Shenzhen Shuttle. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean… Administrative Flux? Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean… Slippers & Pipe […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – July 2014

July 8th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / No responses

Back to see el-Maestro Whelan at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday – in the stinking hot showery weather to boot! Enjoyed my bi-monthly 15 minutes of fame with Phil early yesterday afternoon and discussed at length the further toughening of ImmD on business investment visa applicants. We also talked a lot about the Shenzhen Shutttle and went over […]

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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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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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