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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Out to Deny – Not Approve – Visa Applications (Aren’t They?)

August 30th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Visitor Visas / 31 responses

It is often said that the Hong Kong Immigration Department are out to refuse visa applications rather than approve them. Nothing could be further from the truth. The HKID  have a huge job of work administering the population records and immigration status needs of our fine city and it is churlish to anticipate that they […]

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Will-He-or-Won’t-He? Mike Tyson, His Criminal Record & His Hong Kong Visa…

August 25th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 6 responses

You have probably heard by now. Yep, one of the meanest and toughest son-of-a-gun’s who ever walked the face of this earth  is coming to town. Probably. That’s if he can get a visa, he is. You see, Mike Tyson has a criminal record; for a  very serious crime. Rape no less. So what will […]

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I Hate My Boss & Want to Leave My Job – What About My Work Visa for Hong Kong?

August 21st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 7 responses

In actual fact, your employment visa permissions belong to you, not your employer as they are just the sponsor of your immigration status, not the final arbiter of whether you can remain in Hong Kong or not. Only the Hong Kong Immigration Department hold this power. If you find your position with your employer untenable […]

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What Hong Kong Visa Options Exist for Unmarried, Trailing Partners?

August 20th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 23 responses

Under Hong Kong immigration policy, if you’re married, life is pretty much plain sailing from a visa perspective. Married spouses accompanying their partners to the HKSAR when they come to work secure dependent visas which effectively provide carte blanche approvals to engage in any kind of activity which is lawful, eg, study, work, or establish […]

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Your Questions Answered

I Have a PRC National Spouse Resident on the Mainland – Can She Get a Dependant Visa for Hong Kong?

August 18th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

The question of immigration status for mainland resident spouses of current or aspiring Hong Kong residents is a bit of a hot potato. As this PodCast answer sets out, there is a dual track system in place in the immigration system which makes for winners and losers – and for once, those with the Right […]

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Work in Hong Kong for 5 Years – Leave for 2 – Then Return – Will I Lose My Continuous Residence for PR Purposes?

August 16th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

It happens a lot. You stay and work in Hong Kong for 3, 4, 5 years and get over the hump en route to the magic 7 years needed for a Permanent Identity Card. Then you find yourself having to spend time away from Hong Kong to further your career, education or due to special […]

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The 5 Key Factors Which Impact on Your Eligibility for a Hong Kong Employment Visa

August 15th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 14 responses

Typically, the following  five considerations all impact on the availability of employment visa permissions for Hong Kong: 1 –  You need a credible sponsor – this means, an established company which has been established for more than 2 years and which currently employs local staff, has offices and manifestly operates commercially in the HKSAR. 2 […]

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Time Spent Outside of Hong Kong With Work – the Impact on Your Right of Abode After 7 Years

August 14th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, VG Front Page / 8 responses

You, like many foreign nationals working in Hong Kong, may quickly adopt the place as your long term home and, naturally enough, will be keen to maintain your residence status here to allow you, subsequently, to go on to secure the Right of Abode. So the question is begged as to what you can do […]

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What’s the Story When You Hold a Hong Kong Work Visa and Face Redundancy?

August 9th, 2012

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

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are highly sympathetic to foreign nationals who find themselves with an employment visa sponsored by an employer that has had to make them redundant. In this situation you can expect the employer to notify the HKID of the fact of your redundancy and therefore you need to act on the […]

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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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