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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – May 2012

May 21st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

On May 3rd Phil Whelan had me back on his Morning Brew show on Radio Three to talk about Hong Kong visa and immigration matters. It had been a while since I had seen him and spoken on the show, but it was as though almost nothing had changed (not least the stunning decor of […]

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Case Studies

Hong Kong Employment Visa – Teenage High School Graduate Gets Approved!

May 19th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas / 11 responses

There are about 15,000 Hong Kong employment visas granted each year. Every one of these applications is unique with its own particular qualities and circumstances. Consequently the application of the approvability test for permission to work in the HKSAR, obviously, differs from case to case. The test for approval places a burden on the applicant […]

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Musing

How to Stop Worrying About Your Hong Kong Visa & Start Applying!

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 15 responses

Everyone, at some point during their time in Hong Kong, has had to deal with the hassle of visas down at the Immigration Department in Wanchai. First, you have to get the damn thing, and then you need to extend it. Before long  (maybe) you’ll change employers, possibly start a new business, get  divorced, have […]

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Musing

How to Cure Your Hong Kong Visa Extension Headache & Make Sure it Gets Approved the Very First Time!

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 23 responses

Let’s face it, the regular traipse down to Immigration Tower to get your visa extended is a right royal pain in the @ss. The process is uncertain, you’re not sure what exactly you need to prepare and there’s always that nagging doubt that they might even say NO to your application! Moreover, you’re never really […]

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Musing

What’s the Minimum Salary for a Hong Kong Employment Visa Approval?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 2 responses

This is a vexed question for many visa applicants and their employers but there is a simple rule of thumb that needs to be adhered to. The Hong Kong Immigration Department expect that a foreigner seeking employment visa permissions to work in Hong Kong will perform, at a minimum, supervisory duties under his or her […]

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Musing

Hong Kong Employment Visa Self-Sponsorship – the Reality for Entrepreneurs Masquerading as Employees

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing / 4 responses

There really is no such thing as visa self-sponsorship if you are an entrepreneur seeking permissions to join in your own business in Hong Kong. You either work for an independent third party employer, or you are working for yourself (or possibly in partnership with one or 2 others). Let’s assume you make an application […]

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60 Second Snapshot'

How to Ensure You Are Not Breaking the Law by Operating a Business in Hong Kong as a Visitor

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / 4 responses

The fabled Catch 22 applies if you are a visitor to Hong Kong, have started a business here and have become defacto resident without the correct visa permissions in the process. Eventually, the immigration hounds will catch up with you and you will have to deal with the question of an investment visa. But what […]

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Hadley Says

If I Didn’t Graduate from University, Will it Stop Me From Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 5 responses

No, you don’t always need a degree to get an employment visa for Hong Kong. Definitely not! But instead, you have to have a lot of experience in your particular line of work. The Hong Kong Immigration Department are looking for special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong […]

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Hadley Says

What’s the Basic Income of a Typical Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder?

May 1st, 2012

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

Many employment visa applicants and the companies which want to hire them struggle with the question of what’s the minimum salary for visa approval? The answer is quite easy really: – The target should be two hundred thousand hong kong dollars each year – This is the total value of the employment not just the […]

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Hadley Says

Can I Apply for a Residence Visa for Hong Kong While I Am Visiting?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 2 responses

In making your decision about making your Hong Kong residence visa application from inside or outside of Hong Kong you really need to consider: • That some types of visa applications such as Mainland Talents and Permanent Residency require you to be specifically inside or outside of Hong Kong when you apply but for most […]

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