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How To Engage The Hong Kong Visa Centre If Your Application Has Been Refused By The Immigration Department

July 15th, 2023

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Feature Article, Refusals & Appeals / 7 responses

Your Application Has Been Refused By The Immigration Department? It is a terrible feeling to have your Hong Kong visa application rejected by the Immigration Department and you may by now, be wishing that perhaps you would have been better off seeking professional help from the outset after all. Your Application Has Been Refused By […]

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What Happens If You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa Limit of Stay?

July 8th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 167 responses

What Happens If You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa? Updated July 2023 The Immigration Department are very strict about people who overstay their visa in Hong Kong. What Happens If You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa – Report Immediately If you are a visitor here and find yourself a day or 2 accidently overstaying, and […]

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STOP PRESS!! Hitler’s Hong Kong Passport Application Has Been Rejected – What Can He Do Now?

July 5th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 26 responses

Hong Kong Passport Application – Poor Mr Hitler … First Published November 13, 2013 – Updated July 2023 Continuing the meme parody of Hitler in the bunker, this time responding to the news that his Hong Kong passport application has been denied. Hong Kong Passport Application – Visa Types Referenced In This Video Hong Kong […]

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Hong Kong Visa Requirements – It a Good or a Bad Sign That ImmD Keep Coming Back With Further Requests for Information?

July 4th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Hong Kong Visa Requirements – What Does It Mean When ImmD Make Repeat Requests? This question seeks to understand what you should make of repeat requests for information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD) during the course of your visa application. Hong Kong Visa Requirements – Generally Visiting Hong Kong requires certain documentation and conditions […]

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Why Applying for a Hong Kong Foreign Domestic Helper Visa for Your Girlfriend is Not a Good Idea

April 10th, 2023

Posted by / in Family Visas, Hadley Says… / 9 responses

Foreign domestic helper visa for your Girlfriend? Another ‘oldie but a goodie’ post from nigh on 11 years ago. Just goes to show that some things simply don’t change when many do when it comes to Hong Kong immigration! All of this content is being brought bang up to date for inclusion in VisaGeeza.Ai which […]

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The Foibles of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications That Only Experience Can Fully Appreciate

April 3rd, 2023

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 4 responses

The foibles of Hong Kong visa & immigration applications that only experience can fully appreciate – I originally published this post on April 29, 2013 and updated it on April 3, 2023…10 years on – some things never change… Hong Kong immigration & visa applications: both the Hong Kong Visa Handbook and the accompanying updates posted […]

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As a Visitor Living in Hong Kong Do You Need to Get An Investment Visa if You Freelance Here But All Your Income is Sourced Overseas?

March 7th, 2023

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

First Published October 2, 2019 – Advice Still Valid Today What is the law about visitors working in Hong Kong as freelancers but not engaging in the local economy? Whilst this question was first asked 4 years ago, I have received three very similar quiestions in the last week so nows the time to republish […]

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Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa be Compromised If I Leave My Job Due to Intolerable Working Conditions?

March 1st, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 8 responses

Should you be worried that your employment visa status in Hong Kong might be undermined if you choose to leave the employ of an unsavoury employer? QUESTION Hello, my current employer and visa sponsor is a small business, and my working conditions are intolerable – twice the amount of hours than stated on the contract, […]

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I Want to Change Jobs With a Significant Reduction in My Base Salary – How Will this Impact on My Hong Kong Employment Visa Change of Sponsorship Application?

January 22nd, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 7 responses

QUESTION I currently hold a Hong Kong employment visa with a company where I am receiving a monthly salary of HK$50,000 (fixed salary, no bonuses), and have been working with this company for the past 4 years. My contract, and visa, are due to expire soon so I am in the process of looking for a […]

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What Impact Will A Temporary Yet Long Term Secondment Overseas For Work Have On My Hong Kong Permanent Residence Application 3 Years From Now?

January 14th, 2023

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

Hong Kong being a small, dynamic city which punches above its weight in the region, this situation happens all the time. So what IS the impact on your subsequent eligibility for the Right of Abode if your employer wants to shift you off-shore temporarily to manage a project? QUESTION I have been working in Hong Kong […]

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