Visas For Legal Dependants

Your Questions Answered

Will A Domestic Dispute With Police Attending Compromise Your Present or Future Hong Kong Immigration Status?

May 25th, 2016

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

Never has this question has been posed in this way previously so I am grateful to receive it… QUESTION Great website! I hope this reaches you well. I’m writing on behalf of my partner, who has been in Hong Kong for over 6 years. He’s coming up to his 7th year of continuous residency, and […]

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Infographics

But Stephen, How Do You Make Any Money When You Give All Your Hong Kong Visa Expertise Away for Free?

May 20th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Infographic, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 37 responses

Hong Kong visa expertise for free? Source: hongkongvisageeza.com via Stephen on Pinterest   As I am a member of quite a few Hong Kong related groups on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+, the content of this Blog is distributed quite widely and commands a healthy following. Not that everyone is waiting eagerly for the latest Hong […]

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Your Questions Answered

What Visa Options Exist For A Trailing Girlfriend Where There is No Possibility of a Hong Kong Defacto Spouse Visa?

May 16th, 2016

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

The pickings are slim where there is no possibility of a Hong Kong defacto spouse visa (otherwise known as a prolonged visitor visa)… QUESTION I have looked over your website and found lots of good information. However, I think I have a question that may not have been answered on the site. I have been […]

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Musing

Fame At Last… the Hong Kong Visa Centre as a Classic Seth Godin Case Study!

May 13th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 5 responses

I have 4 intellectual heroes – one of whom is Seth Godin. Image Credit: TED   I was interviewed on the Podcast series TGFx where I talk about how Seth Godin so instrumentally influenced the business which Martyn and I put together when developing the Hong Kong Visa Centre business model. You can listen to […]

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Your Questions Answered

QOTW: Do I Need to be Physically Present in Hong Kong When My Father Extends His Dependant Visa?

May 6th, 2016

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

My father extends his dependant visa: do you need to be physically present in Hong Kong when extending a dependant visa for an elderly parent? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a permanent Hong Kong resident. I am the sponsor of my father who is my dependent. My father is applying for an extension to […]

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Musing

Battening Down The Hatches – WHY THE HONG KONG IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ARE ABOUT TO GET REALLY TOUGH On Visa Applicants

April 24th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / No responses

Hong Kong Audit Commission Report 66 – If you work in the field of Hong Kong immigration, these last few days can properly be said to amount to an earthquake under the foundations of Immigration Tower. Last week, the Hong Kong Audit Commission released their Report Number 66 which looked at the performance of the […]

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Forum Follies

Why Internet Forums Are A Cr@p Source of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Advice

April 8th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Forum Folly, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 23 responses

Hong Kong visa forums? Q – Would you ask a public forum for advice on how to get your teenage daughter off drugs? Q – Would you ask a public forum for advice on how to answer a tax question from the HK IRD? Q – Would you ask a public forum about how to make an application […]

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Your Questions Answered

Do You Need to Leave Hong Kong to ‘Activate’ Your Recently Secured Employment Visa Extension?

March 26th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / No responses

The answer to this question seemed so obvious to me before, but now it has been asked, I realize it’s not immediately obvious to everyone, so I’m grateful for the opportunity to address it now… QUESTION I have just recently had my employment visa successfully extended.  For 2 years.  My passport has been updated with […]

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Musing

How To Extend the Exit-Entry Permit Endorsement for a Chinese National Temporary Resident of Hong Kong

March 2nd, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / No responses

I recently received an email from a client who’s wife is Chinese (PRC passport holder) and had to go through an extension process for her Hong Kong/Macau Exit-Entry Permit Endorsement (blue book) as it was up for renewal. As this is a China immigration document/process and not a Hong Kong immigration document process, we have […]

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Your Questions Answered

Can Elderly Parents Come to Live With Their Son Who Only Holds a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

February 24th, 2016

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

if you hold a Hong Kong employment visa, bringing elderly parents to join you in Hong Kong is an area of immigration practice that is fraught with difficulty – as well as uncertainty. Dependant visas are, as a matter of policy, not available for non permanent residents yet it’s a scenario that presents itself all […]

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