Visa Refusal

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Is It a Good or a Bad Sign That the HKID Keep Coming Back With Further Requests for Information?

September 16th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

This question seeks to understand what you should make of repeat requests for information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (HKID) during the course of your visa application. QUESTION “Good day. In the course of what would appear to be a straightforward application, two sets of requests for further information have been sent by the […]

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Losing Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status Due to Studies Abroad – A Family’s Dilemma

August 20th, 2018

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / No responses

Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status? One of the more upsetting parts of being a Hong Kong immigration consultant is learning that one family member alone, due to an unfortunate combination of circumstances, finds herself the odd one out by not having been able to correctly manage her visa status here – and all, essentially, through […]

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Will the Hong Kong Immigration Department Tell You Why a Visitor Visa Application Has Been Refused?

February 28th, 2018

Posted by / in Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

Will the Hong Kong Immigration Department ever tell you why a Visitor Visa application has been refused? One of the more frustrating aspects of dealing with the Hong Kong Immigration Department is the almost total lack of visibility on why applications get refused. No more so when it relates to a ‘limited purpose’ application for […]

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If My Hong Kong Training Visa Application is Denied Will I be Precluded From Visiting the HKSAR Subsequently?

December 21st, 2017

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

What happens if your application for a Hong Kong training visa gets refused – will be be able to arrive and visit Hong Kong subsequently – or not? QUESTION I’ve been accepted into a startup accelerator in Hong Kong. It’s not one of the “pre-approved” ones for the so-called Start-up visa so I’ve been recommended […]

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How Long Should You Wait After a Rejected Hong Kong Employment Visa Application Before Trying Again?

September 4th, 2017

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

Is there a ‘minimum waiting time’ between a rejected Hong Kong employment visa application and  then ‘trying again’? QUESTION I have a visa question, I got an offer from a recruitment company in July, they applied the working visa for me, but it got rejected by the end of August. Now I have a new offer […]

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QOTW: What Happens if My Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Extension Application is Refused?

June 19th, 2016

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

What is the story if your Hong Kong entrepreneur visa extension application is refused by the Immigration Department? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK If my Hong Kong entrepreneur visa extension application is rejected, is there a grace period after the visa expiration? If there is a grace period and during which I secure an employee visa, […]

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QOTW: What Happens if Your Hong Kong Investment Visa Extension Application is Refused by the Immigration Department?

April 23rd, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / No responses

So what happens if, after slogging your way through the Hong Kong investment visa extension process ImmD decide not to grant you an extension…? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Thank you for sharing great resources on the web. I have a question regarding Hong Kong investment visa extension risk. If the renewal application is rejected, is […]

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7 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Why Cases Get Denied

March 16th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 3 responses

On November 28, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly in Hong Kong to discuss the opportunities for their graduates to go about making an application for a Hong Kong work visa without paying for any professional help. In this segment I discuss why applications get denied and what you can […]

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The Sorry Saga of Hong Kong Employment Visas for the Food & Beverage Industry Here

November 28th, 2014

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

I was delighted to be invited onto the Sizzle & Fry show with Jason and Janice recently… We talked in detail about the perennial problem of staff shortages in the food and beverage industry here and why the situation never seems to get any better… More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting The Hong Kong […]

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Hong Kong Visas From 39,000 Feet @ General Assembly – So Your Application Was Refused?

November 18th, 2014

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 5 responses

On July 10, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly to give an overview talk on the opportunities for their foreign national Alumni seeking to remain in Hong Kong after graduating from their excellent programmes. This segment discussed in overview terms what you can do if your Hong Kong visa application was refused […]

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