Visas For Legal Dependants

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What Visa Options Exist Where a Couple Have Met On-line & They Wish to Live Together in Hong Kong?

January 17th, 2017

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So, what would the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of a relationship forged via the Internet? QUESTION Hello, I’m resident in Peru,  South America. I met a Hong Kong woman by chat; she lives in Hong Kong. We have been planning for me to go there and stay, only problem is that she’s still legally […]

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Does My Child Get the Right of Abode if She Wasn’t Born in Hong Kong But I Have the Right to Land?

January 11th, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 7 responses

First Published December 25, 2012 A relatively straightforward answer to, what can be, quite a complex question dealing with ‘Hong-Kong-immigration status-by-descent’ for foreign nationals born in the HKSAR. QUESTION I was born in Hong Kong  (I am a British passport holder and of British parents). I do not have ***. My daughter was born in […]

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Am I Eligible for An Extension to My Hong Kong Dependant Visa if My PHKID Card Holding Spouse Doesn’t Actually Live Here Now?

January 9th, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department grant dependant visas on the basis of family reunion in Hong Kong. Where, however, the sponsoring spouse is no longer resident in the HKSAR, the question is begged as to whether or not an extension will be available for the sponsored dependant visa holder? QUESTION I currently live in Hong […]

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Hong Kong Visas For 2 Week Visitor Nationals – Hong Kong Visas That Allow You To Work

January 2nd, 2017

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On May 30, 2016 I gave a talk at the Russian Club Hong Kong on the types of Hong Kong visas available to those nationalities who are only granted a 2 week limit of stay as visitors upon arrival in the HKSAR. This ‘2 week rule’ has a very real practical effect on citizens of […]

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Divorced? How Can You Prove That You Have Lawful Custody of Minor Children if You Wish to Bring Them to Hong Kong to Live With You?

December 28th, 2016

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In a blended family situation, the question often arises about how to secure Hong Kong immigration status for children from a previous relationship… QUESTION I’m a Korean married to a resident here, so eventually will have a dependant visa. The question is, what is the process for getting a dependant visa for my 16-year old […]

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I Am Married to a PRC National and a Permanent Resident Here So How Can We Live Together in Hong Kong?

December 25th, 2016

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

What impact does being a Hong Kong permanent resident have on being married to a PRC national presently resident on the Mainland? My friend is a British Passport Holder who is a Permanent Resident in Hong Kong for over 20 years He married a mainland Chinese girl in Hong Kong and they now have a […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio 3 – December, 2016

December 15th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Musing, Uncategorized / No responses

It had been a few months since I got to see Maestro Phil Whelan over at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday.  As always, we had a good chat, talking mostly about the implications of the recent Audit Commission report on certain aspects of ImmD operations. Click the above to watch our short video of yesterday’s session at RTHK. […]

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The Nuts & Bolts of Growing a Business in Hong Kong – Visas to Consider

November 22nd, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, VG Front Page / No responses

On September 29, 2016 at PaperclipHK, Fresh Accounting (Paul Gardner), Talenox (Gordon Ng) and myself gave a talk on the nuts and bolts of growing a business in Hong Kong. In this short video I discuss the visas to consider to this end. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting How a Hong Kong […]

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Moving Your Family to Hong Kong? The Challenge of Visas & Schools For Your Kids – WYND – Thursday November 24, 2016 @ 7 pm

November 20th, 2016

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On Thursday, November 24  (7-9 pm) I will be giving a free talk with Ruth Benny of TopSchools Hong Kong on the issues associated with immigration status for families seeking to educate their children in Hong Kong AND how to go about getting a place in a school here. Hope to see you there! Date:   […]

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How to Gee Up A Hong Kong Visa Application That is Taking a Long Time to Process

November 18th, 2016

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

First Published on October 18, 2012 Whilst this question (along with the answer provided) discusses a dependant visa application, it does set the scene nicely for me to share with you how to go about prompting a response from the Immigration Department in an effort to keep your Hong Kong visa or other immigration application […]

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