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Your Questions Answered

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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Musing

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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Hadley Says

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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Case Studies

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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Hadley Says

Work Visas: Does Your Employer Control Your Hong Kong Immigration Destiny?

June 22nd, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 4 responses

No way, for sure not  – it simply is not the way the process works… Your Hong Kong employment visa belongs to you, not your employer. They are just responsible for the sponsorship. If the relationship with your employer sours for any reason and your employment terminates this is what happens to your visa: – […]

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Musing

The Hong Kong Visa Handbook – Now Available in Good Book Stores Everywhere!

June 21st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 6 responses

I am grateful to my sister ‘Detty’ Ellis for sending this picture to me which, I have since discovered, was taken in the early 90’s on Ma Tau Wei Road in To Kwa Wan. No doubt this fine book purveyor would be stocking every last word on the Hong Kong visa process and how to […]

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Your Questions Answered

Can I Come to Hong Kong as Visitor, Find a Job, Then Change to an Employment Visa?

June 20th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

Down the years a great many foreign nationals arrive in Hong Kong as visitors ‘on spec’ and are able to successfully change their immigration status in order for them to take up employment when a job offer manifests itself here. This question discusses this very issue and provides the answer that a lot of people […]

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Musing

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – June 2012

June 16th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 8 responses

After a bit of confusion over scheduling, on the 11th of June I finally made it back to the studios at RTHK in Broadcast Drive to once again appear as a guest on Phil Whelan’s Morning Brew show. This morning we talked about a lot of stuff, but Phil was keen to press the issue […]

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Your Questions Answered

My Employment Visa Has Been Refused – What Can I Do Now?

June 13th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

We have been contacted a lot recently by applicants who’s cases have been refused  – so this question is both timely and, for all those affected, of great significance. QUESTION “I would like to know if, once  I have received the first rejection letter from an Officer of the HKID for my employment visa application, I […]

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60 Second Snapshot'

What to Do If Your Employer is Reluctant to Help You Secure Your Hong Kong Employment Visa

June 8th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 1 response

For reasons often known only to themselves, some Hong Kong employers hold the belief that the foreigners they wish to employ can go about securing the all-important visa approval with little or no contribution on their part. This short discussion sets out how to go about educating them on the actuality of the process.

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