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Do You Need a Degree to Get a Hong Kong Work Visa?

January 6th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / No responses

Do you need a Degree to get a Hong Kong work visa? The short answer is no, not necessarily. Having said that, having a degree certainly helps on the road to visa approval, especially if you have post graduate qualifications as well. The Hong Kong employment visa approvability test calls for special skills, knowledge or […]

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Can the Sponsor of Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Hold Your Residence to Ransom?

December 4th, 2015

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 3 responses

Many foreign nationals holding Hong Kong work visas labour under the misapprehension that their employer somehow controls their immigration destiny by virtue of the fact that they sponsor their residence in Hong Kong. Nothing could be further from the truth!  More Stuff You May Find Useful or Relevant Hong Kong employment visa – teenage high […]

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Can You Expect ImmD to Readily Approve a Hong Kong Work Visa Application Just Because the Applicant is a Child of the Owner of the Sponsoring Business?

November 22nd, 2015

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Hong Kong work visa application. What do ImmD make of applications for employment visas where the sponsoring business is owned by the visa applicant’s parent? QUESTION I have a limited company and I would like to bring my son up from Australia to be my right hand man. He is well qualified for the role […]

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QOTW: My Husband Wants to Leave But I Want to Stay – Can I Remain Behind on My Hong Kong Dependant Visa Indefinitely?

September 12th, 2015

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

So what options are available to Hong Kong dependant visa holding foreign nationals when their spouses are leaving Hong Kong and they want to stay? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am here on a Hong Kong dependent visa with my husband. He is planning to leave his employment in Hong Kong and return to his home […]

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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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