Immigration In Bite-Sized Chunks

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Jan 2016

The 7 Things to Tell Your Employer About Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 8 responses

If you have a job offer in hand and now need to secure an employment visa, just how much help can you expect from your prospective employer? Sponsors of Hong Kong employment visas may actually have no idea of what’s expected of them so this short video sets it all out in just 7 points. More […]

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Dec 2015

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

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 2 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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Mar 2014

How Can Hong Kong Technology Startups Improve Their Chances of Winning Investment Visa Approvals for Their Founders?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / 1 response

So you’re now committed to getting your Startup off the ground here in Hong Kong… When it comes to getting investment visa approvals, the problem with most technology startups is that most of them are boot strapped, most of them are run according to the Lean philosophy – and most of them fail within the […]

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Mar 2014

Why Do Hong Kong Technology Startups Mostly Struggle to Win Investment Visa Approvals for Their Founders?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / No responses

Bootstrappping and running Lean can be a double edged sword as a foreign national starting up in Hong Kong… The startup scene is Hong Kong has gone from strength to strength these last  5 or 6 years and I’m often asked how feasible business investment visas are for foreign nationals seeking to establish a new […]

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May 2013

When There Really is No Need to Spend Any Money With a Hong Kong Immigration Service Provider

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

For many people, especially those with a natural ability to manage a process or work to a set of procedural guidelines, there may very well be no need to spend good money on securing the professional assistance of a Hong Kong immigration consultant. Of course, if you prefer to instruct someone to just take care […]

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May 2013

Waiting-in-the-Wings: The Typical Experience of a Foreign National Spouse in the Hong Kong Visa Application Process

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Family Visas, VG Front Page / 7 responses

If you and your family are relocating to Hong Kong with your spouse’s job and he (or his employer) is responsible for organizing the visas for you and your children, what can you expect of the process? Firstly, the dependant visas which you and the children secure flow on naturally from your spouse’s principal employment […]

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Apr 2013

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

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

Both the Hong Kong Visa Handbook and the accompanying updates posted daily on the Hong Kong Visa Geeza Blog along with the DIY Visa Kits are all designed to help you make an application to the Immigration Department without any professional assistance and with the minimum of stress. And whilst our content seeks to anticipate […]

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Apr 2013

How Can Presently Unemployed Investment Bankers Reorganize Their Careers in Order to Remain in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / 4 responses

These are trying times for investment bankers with the global financial crisis continuing to lead to career uncertainties for these professionals with seemingly no end sight. Many such bankers are here in Hong Kong on employment visas sponsored by their last investment bank employer. If you, as many indeed have, been laid off – what […]

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Feb 2013

What Do You Need to Do If There Has Been a Change in the Details of Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsor But No Change in Your Employer?

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

Sometimes, though not very often, the corporate entity sponsoring an employment visa for a foreign national employee working in Hong Kong, may undergo a reorganisation or a repositioning in relation to its operations here and, consequently, it can be no longer said that the party serving as the sponsor of the original visa permissions, is […]

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Feb 2013

What Type of Visa Do You Think You Need for Hong Kong?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 8 responses

It is important to understand that Hong Kong is quite different, from an immigration perspective, than most other jurisdictions as residence visas are only available to foreign nationals to accommodate their specific reason for wishing to live in Hong Kong. There are no ‘quality of life’ immigration programmes here like there are in countries such […]

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