Telling It Like It Is

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Sep 2017

How Do You Go About Changing Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship at Immigration Tower?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, VG Front Page / 8 responses

If you have left the employ of your current employment visa sponsor, or even just thinking of doing so, you need to undergo what is known as a change of sponsorship application before you start working for anyone else in Hong Kong, including yourself! FIRST PUBLISHED APRIL 19, 2013 To do this you have to […]

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Dec 2013

Do Immigration Consultants Add Any Value to the Hong Kong Visa Process?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 10 responses

Hadley has strong views about the value that Hong Kong immigration consultants add to the visa process in the HKSAR and in this short rant he sets them out for the world to know! More Stuff You May Find Interesting or Useful How can my FDH visa holding fiance transition into a dependant visa with […]

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Nov 2013

The Perils of Contriving a Job Offer Just for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 14 responses

Sometimes foreign nationals in Hong Kong take the view that it is acceptable to collaborate in the conjuring up of a job offer just for the purposes of helping a friend or professional colleague secure an employment visa in the HKSAR. However, this is fraught with danger and should not be seriously considered as an […]

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Jul 2013

Can You Continue to Work If You Find Yourself In the Hong Kong Visa Extension Twilight Zone?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 2 responses

You may, on occasion,  find yourself in that strange situation where your current employment visa has expired, you are still employed by your employer of record but your employment visa extension application has not yet been finalized. So, the question is, can you still work when you find yourself in this kind of twilight zone […]

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Jun 2013

What is the Condition Precedent for Defacto Spouses In Securing a Prolonged Visitor Visa for Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Hadley Says… / 3 responses

In Hong Kong, unmarried heterosexual life partners who share their lives as defacto spouses can’t apply for a dependent visa for the non principal visa holding partner. Instead they have to reply on a positive act of discretion of the Director of Immigration via an application for a prolonged visitor visa issued on an out […]

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Jun 2013

Can an Offshore Company Sponsor a Hong Kong Employment or Business Investment Visa?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 6 responses

You may be a director, shareholder or an employee of a company which is not incorporated in Hong Kong but thinking about the possibility of setting up shop here. In such a case, is it possible for the overseas incorporated entity to sponsor employment or business investment visa permissions for one of their officers or […]

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Jun 2013

Is It Possible to Cancel a Hong Kong Visa Application and, If So, How Do You Go About Doing It?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 1 response

It happens sometimes. For one reason or another, an application for a Hong Kong visa, of any type really, may need to be cancelled mid way through the process. The question is begged, therefore, about how to go about doing this? The answer is quite straightforward. You simply write to the Hong Kong Immigration Department […]

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08

Jun 2013

Are Such Facilities as Virtual Offices, Incubators, Serviced Offices & Co-working Spaces Deemed ‘Suitable Business Premises’ for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa Application?

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 2 responses

Hong Kong has an incredibly dynamic economy with the reality that the Hong Kong Immigration Department has recognized that entrepreneurs today have a wide variety of options in which to home their start up and early stage businesses. Consequently, incubators, serviced offices and co-working spaces are generally acceptable to the Immigration Department as early homes […]

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Apr 2013

Can I Get a Hong Kong Dependant Visa for My Chinese Spouse Presently Resident on the Mainland?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Hadley Says… / 3 responses

If you are a foreign national permanent resident of Hong Kong or live in Hong Kong unconditionally you have 2 choices to secure immigration permissions for your Chinese national spouse currently resident on the Mainland to join you in Hong Kong. Firstly, you can join the 10 year long Q for a One Way Permit […]

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Apr 2013

What About Your Hong Kong Employment Visa If You’re Thinking of Changing Jobs?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 1 response

It happens all the time. You get an employment visa to work in Hong Kong for one employer – then your circumstances change and you want to take up a position with another. The question is – what about your visa? Is it OK just to swap jobs without doing anything down at Immigration Tower? […]

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