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QOTW: What Do ImmD Make of Getting Married Here When Applying for a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

August 22nd, 2015

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

Does a simple trip to ‘city hall’ solve all your Hong Kong dependant visa problems? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am American. I have just accepted a role in Hong Kong. My employer is about to begin my visa paperwork to sponsor me for an employment visa. However, my girlfriend is Australian and I want […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Visa Gossip & Rumours?

July 4th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / No responses

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 hoary old chestnut of Visa Gossip & Rumours. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Hong Kong immigration… what does it mean… Twilight Zone? Hong Kong immigration… what does […]

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QOTW: If I Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa Can I Consult to a Single Client Only as a Pseudo-Employee?

May 25th, 2015

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

Just how ‘flexible is the Hong Kong investment visa? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I’m Swedish and currently in the process of applying for a Hong Kong investment visa. In addition, I have an interview for a consulting position with another organization. They will not support me with an employment visa and have asked me if […]

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QOTW: Can You Stay As a Visitor While Processing a Hong Kong Work Visa Application?

April 10th, 2015

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

Lots of visa gossip and rumours in Hong Kong and we can safely add the following question to that bucket… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Processing a Hong Kong work visa application… At the time when a Hong Kong visa agent submits an employment visa application on my behalf, is it then in fact considered problematic […]

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Hong Kong Chef Visas – Managing the Two Week Rule & Applying For a Change of Employer

March 30th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 2 responses

Hong Kong chef visas – special rules apply… As a ‘special category’ occupation, chefs who hold Hong Kong employment visas must expressly notify the Immigration Department when they leave their job and must leave Hong Kong within 2 weeks of the employment termination date. This rule is imposed by ImmD on chefs due to the ‘high risk’ […]

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QOTW: Do You Need an Employment Visa to Deliver a Short Term Training Programme in Hong Kong?

March 14th, 2015

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

If you’re being sent to Hong Kong by your overseas employer to deliver a short term training programme in Hong Kong, do you need an employment visa for this activity or will the visitor visa suffice? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK We are a software company offering bespoke software packages and products which cover the whole […]

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Can You Keep Your Hong Kong Employment Visa if You Are Being Transferred to Live & Work in China?

February 20th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing / No responses

Can you live in China yet remain a HK resident with a valid Hong Kong employment visa? QUESTION We are a married couple with children and have lived in Hong Kong for 3.5 years.  We are moving to Shanghai soon (my husband’s employer is moving us).    We currently have a Hong Kong employment visa for […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 13 – Trying Again… (Sigh)

February 11th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / No responses

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 sets out  what to do if your Hong Kong visa applications has been denied by the Hong Kong Immigration Department. The talk was graciously hosted […]

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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

Posted by / in Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

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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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 10 – The Catch 22

January 29th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

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 speaks to the proverbial issue of having started your Hong Kong business before you have received the permission of the Hong Kong Immigration Department […]

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