Visa Stories Like Yours

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Jul 2017

You Have Been Warned: The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Now Essentially Working To Rule

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas / No responses

I have been spending the last 4-5 months of my life fending off the reasonable concerns which clients have about how long it is taking ImmD to finalise most type of visa applications but mostly employment and business investment (entrepreneur) applications. Here’s an example of how it works (real life case example) from a recent […]

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Feb 2017

Hong Kong Permanent Residency Approval With 2 Year Absence From Hong Kong!

Posted by / in Case Study, Long Stay & PR / 19 responses

First Published: December 8, 2013 This case study details a Hong Kong Right of Abode application where our client had, due to ill health, unexpectedly spent more than two years away from Hong Kong during the 7 years of continuous ordinary residence needed to lawfully establish permanent residency in the HKSAR. More Stuff You May […]

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26

Apr 2014

From Eel Farms to Chicken Sexing – All In a Day’s Work for the Hong Kong Visa Geeza!

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas / 2 responses

Last month I delivered a CPD Course on Business Immigration to Hong Kong. I have just received a short piece of footage from the organisers Profectional where, in the 3 hour presentation, I give an example of how the Hong Kong Immigration Department were prepared to offer an employment visa to an 18 year old high […]

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Feb 2014

QOTW: Can I Get an Employment Visa Again if I Still Owe Taxes From the Last Time I Worked in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

What is the interplay between unpaid taxes and a Hong Kong employment visa application subsequently? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Hi, I worked in Hong Kong last year, 2013, and left the city mid year after my work terminated. When I left, my company filed a IR56G “leaving Hong Kong” tax form for me with the […]

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05

Aug 2013

The Anatomy of a Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Pathway to a HKSAR Passport for a Chinese National Resident on the Mainland

Posted by / in Case Study, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR / 4 responses

   Image: SCMP Mr Chen, his wife and 8 year old son are from Shanghai. Mr Chen is a manufacturer of specialist molded rubber components used exclusively in the mobile phone industry and wished to relocate himself to Hong Kong. For several good reasons. Hong Kong’s is a convenient local tax haven for rich Chinese […]

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Jul 2013

The Remarkable Tale of a Hong Kong Investment Visa Approval – Buying a Restaurant, Maintaining Jobs & Managing Remotely

Posted by / in Case Study, Investment Visas / 4 responses

On Friday last week, our client Mike Chapin very graciously invited my colleagues and I to have dinner at his restaurant JAR in Central. He asked us along as his guests to celebrate the approval of his and his wife Natalia’s Hong Kong investment and dependant visa applications a few weeks earlier. Due to travel and other (family) […]

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03

Oct 2012

How A Hong Kong Employment Visa Application Can Go Completely Wrong if You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals / 21 responses

Last week, a very good client of ours asked if I would be prepared to take a look at the file of an applicant who had been denied an employment visa a few weeks previously.   This applicant was not associated with our client’s company in any way. Rather he had worked for the business […]

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Sep 2012

The Anatomy of a ‘Slam Dunk’ Hong Kong Investment Visa Application Taking Just 7 Weeks to Approval!

Posted by / in Case Study, Investment Visas / 13 responses

Something extremely rare happened to us yesterday. For the first time in yonks, we had a business investment visa approved on the strength of a single submission. Yep, one single lodgment of the application bundle with none of the normal to-ing and fro-ing with the Hong Kong Immigration Department over the course of the usual […]

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