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Apr 2019

10 Must Have Resources for a Successful Hong Kong Employment Visa Application

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Resource, VG Front Page / 32 responses

I have been asked twice recently about adding the Hong Kong employment visa to the “10 Must Have …” collection of resources on the Visa Geeza Blog so here you have it. In addition to the resources detailed below, you can also find how to extend your Hong Kong employment visa here and in case your proposed employer […]

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Apr 2019

Checking the Status of Your Hong Kong Visa Application On-Line…..Yeah Right!

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 49 responses

If you’ve made an application for a residence visa here, the Hong Kong Immigration Department provide you with a website URL and login credentials so that you can ‘track’ the progress of your case as it travels its way through the visa labyrinth that is the Immigration Tower. So goes the theory anyway. In fact, […]

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Apr 2019

Must Read: True Story of a Deluded Foreign National Trying to Sue His Way to a Hong Kong Employment Visa

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 13 responses

First Published August 27, 2012 Note: I am presently fully engaged on the launch of Hong Kong Visa Sherpa so time’s a bit tight to publish new content on this website for the moment. Consequently I am surfacing some interesting posts from down the years, giving them a lick of paint and showing them the […]

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Apr 2019

The Impact of Brain Drain on Hong Kong and Resulting Immigration Policy Development

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 5 responses

First Published On May 25, 2012 The Impact of Brain Drain on Hong Kong: the term “brain drain” first appeared in 1957 in a novel called Atlas Shrugged and the term refers to the loss of skilled researchers, analysts, the accomplished and the talented – for political, industrial and social reasons. It’s currently frequently utilized […]

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Apr 2019

Eligibility Criteria for the Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa Scheme

Posted by / in Musing, Special Programmes / 39 responses

Image: dontstopliving.net The Hong Kong working holiday visa programme first came into play in April 2001 and is meant to aid cultural and education exchanges between HK and those nations who take part on a bi-lateral basis. Participants in the Hong Kong Working Holiday Scheme are not permitted to engage in permanent employment and should […]

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Apr 2019

Hong Kong Employment Visa Self-Sponsorship – the Reality for Entrepreneurs Masquerading as Employees

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing / 4 responses

First Published May 1, 2012 There really is no such thing as visa self-sponsorship if you are an entrepreneur seeking permissions to join in your own business in Hong Kong. You either work for an independent third party employer, or you are working for yourself (or possibly in partnership with one or 2 others). Let’s […]

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Mar 2019

The 10 Key Reasons Why Foreigners Seek Visas to Live and Work in Hong Kong

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 10 responses

First Published June 3, 2012 Migration demographic analyses first came into play in 1885 in the Journal of the Statistical Society when geographer Ernest George Ravenstein essayed what he termed the “Laws of Migration” seeking to set out an explanation for and attempting to predict migration patterns in England. In his seminal paper, Ravenstein compared […]

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Mar 2019

The 7 Things Your Employer Needs to Know About the Immigration Process When Applying for a Hong Kong Employment Visa

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 4 responses

Applying for a Hong Kong Employment Visa? You’ve been offered a job in Hong Kong and you need an employment visa. But your new employer has no experience about the process, so what do you need to tell them? 1. Firstly, there’s the approvability test – namely – you need to possess special skills, knowledge […]

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Mar 2019

Redundancy – the Process Pitfalls of an Expiring Hong Kong Employment Visa

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 117 responses

First Published On May 23, 2012   Expiring Hong Kong employment visa having been make redundant? Hong Kong visa and immigration processes can be profoundly easy or incredibly complex. It all depends on the unique combination of circumstances you find yourself in. In a pure linear world of job offer-visa application-approval-then take-up the job, it […]

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Mar 2019

Will a Break in Continuous Employment Mean a Break in Continuous Residence For the Purposes of a Hong Kong Right of Abode Application?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 11 responses

This question raises a really good point of Hong Kong immigration practice and provides an opportunity to shed some light on how ‘continuity of residence’ is considered by the HKID when it comes to permanent residency applications from 7 year-resident foreign nationals in the HKSAR.   QUESTION “Hi, I have been working for an international […]

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