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Joining in a Side Business in Hong Kong – An Obvious Visa Solution for Certain Types of Employed Professionals

August 3rd, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

Certain foreign national professionals who teach in Hong Kong, especially those at university, often find themselves wishing to participate in their profession whilst educating others. The question is begged as to how they can, from a visa and immigration perspective, go about doing this. QUESTION “Hi there. I’m hoping to discuss gaining a Hong Kong […]

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Are There Any Advantages to being an Existing Resident of Hong Kong When You Make an Application for an Investment Visa?

August 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 25 responses

When you make an application for a  Hong Kong investment visa you have to be able to demonstrate that you are in a position to make a substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong in addition to possessing special skills knowledge and experience of value to and not readily available in Hong Kong. But, […]

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Hong Kong Right of Abode Application – Consider Your Strategy & Plan Early

July 27th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 8 responses

This question comes in 2 parts. The first relates to positive planning in respect of an eventual Hong Kong right of abode application. The second touches on the mechanics of an aligned change of sponsorship application to the Immigration Department in the run in to the 7 year milestone where a permanent residency application comes into […]

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Will a Criminal Record Impact on Your Application for a Hong Kong Residence Visa?

July 23rd, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 56 responses

Every now and again the question of criminal convictions and the impact they have on the Hong Kong visa process raises its head. Hadley here waxes lyrical on this subject and surprisingly, has quite a lot to say! More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Can you have 2 separate applications pending at one […]

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Case Studies

Hong Kong Investment Visa Wrongly Applied For – Clearing Up the Confusion & Getting the Correct Employment Visa Instead

July 6th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

This case study looks at the problems which arise when an applicant for a Hong Kong employment visa mistakenly applies for an investment visa in light of the fact he is an intercompany transferee establishing his employer’s business operations in Hong Kong from scratch. The applicant, a 14 day Visitor visa national from the Ukraine, […]

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Novel Solution to an Unusual Hong Kong Employment – Investment Visa Situation

July 4th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / 5 responses

This Case Study looks at a not-entirely uncommon but still unusual none-the-less method of securing, initially, an employment visa for a one man consulting concern in Hong Kong and then going on to converting his status into a fully fledged investment visa subsequently. Related Stuff for Further Information I am an independent contractor in Hong […]

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I am an Independent Contractor Not an Employee – Can I Get an Employment Visa as an Intercompany Transferee?

July 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Sometimes, round-pegs-in-square-holes situations crop up which make the challenge of securing a Hong Kong employment visa especially daunting! This question raises a very interesting set of circumstances which make for an interesting visa application experience ahead! QUESTION “I have been working for the same group of companies for the last 7 years. We have operations […]

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Hong Kong Visa Extension Advice & Assistance – 100% Free!

June 27th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 3 responses

The Hong Kong Visa Extension Kit is a professionally prepared resource you can rely on to take away the all too-frequent hassle of the Hong Kong visa extension process. This valuable immigration service contains all of the information, guidance and templates you need to process any kind of residence visa extension for Hong Kong – […]

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Your Employer Must Help You Get Your Hong Kong Employment Visa!

June 25th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 16 responses

Most employers in Hong Kong understand that getting an employment visa is a 2 party process and usually help their foreign national employees get the visa they need to start work here. But sometimes an employer will seek to divorce themselves from the process and say to their new employee “you have to sort the […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa – When All Else Failed We Appealed to the Chief Executive – And Won!

June 23rd, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, VG Front Page / 14 responses

If an application for a case Reconsideration has played itself out without an original refusal having been overturned, where does that leave you in the appeal process? Until 1999, section 53 of the Immigration Ordinance was widely used as a means of final appeal for a large number of refused visa applicants as the mechanism […]

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