Immigration In Bite-Sized Chunks

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May 2012

What Are You Really Buying From a Hong Kong Immigration Consultant?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 8 responses

There is sooooo much chatter on public forums about the value which Hong Kong immigration consultants add to the overall process of securing residency in Hong Kong. What the majority of these people fail to appreciate is the very simple reason why the Hong Kong immigration services industry is thriving, with customers spoilt for choice […]

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May 2012

How to Ensure You Are Not Breaking the Law by Operating a Business in Hong Kong as a Visitor

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / 4 responses

The fabled Catch 22 applies if you are a visitor to Hong Kong, have started a business here and have become defacto resident without the correct visa permissions in the process. Eventually, the immigration hounds will catch up with you and you will have to deal with the question of an investment visa. But what […]

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May 2012

Can I Apply for a Visa After I Have Moved to Hong Kong or Should I Apply Beforehand?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas / 2 responses

In some cases, you simply must be outside of Hong Kong to apply. In others, you definitely have to be in Hong Kong on the day your application is filed. It all depends. There are pros and cons and a lot depends on your nationality too! More Stuff to Help You Along I have been made […]

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May 2012

How Extensive Should My Business Plan Be In Order to Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas / 6 responses

Not massively so. In fact you can get away without one altogether if writing such a document doesn’t fall readily within your existing skill set. There are other ways to skin this particular cat. More Stuff You May Find Useful WRAP UP: How to apply for a Hong Kong investment visa without any professional help […]

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May 2012

Is There a Base Salary Requirement for a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

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

Effectively, yes, there is. The target sum that you’re looking for is about 200,000 Hong Kong dollars a year. However, this sum is not in of itself, definitive. We’ve seen approvals down at the HKD186,000 level. And this amount is NOT the value of the cash salary to be paid. No, the HKD200,000 can amount to the total value […]

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May 2012

Shareholder in the Company Employing You? What the Hong Kong Immigration Department Think…

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / 4 responses

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). The Immigration Department will look through […]

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May 2012

‘Temporary’ Hong Kong Investment Visa Approvals – What Does it Mean?

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas / 2 responses

If your Hong Kong investment visa has been approved but the Hong Kong Immigration Department believe your application was marginal, you can expect your visa to be subject to Business Review the first time that it comes up for extension. An investment visa approved subject to Business Review is bitter-sweet. Further Content for More Information […]

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May 2012

I’ve Lost My Job – What Happens to My Hong Kong Employment Visa?

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

You will not get kicked out of Hong Kong now that you’re no longer working for the sponsor of your current employment visa. Instead, you need to approach the Immigration Department to change employers (which is an employment visa application) or establish or join in a new business (an investment visa application). This short presentation sets […]

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Apr 2012

Hong Kong Employment Visa – Do You Need a Degree?

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

No, you don’t always need a degree to get an employment visa for Hong Kong. Definitely not! But instead, you have to have a lot of experience in your particular line of work. The Hong Kong Immigration Department are looking for special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong […]

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