Visas For Legal Dependants

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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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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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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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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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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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Extending Your Hong Kong Dependant Visa After Divorce

February 17th, 2016

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

This is a Hong Kong immigration situation that happens a lot more frequently that you might imagine! Can you extend your Hong Kong dependant visa after divorce? QUESTION I would like to know if there is any possibility for me to extend my dependant/spouse visa since I am now divorced from my wife who used […]

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What’s the Minimum Sum Needed in Your Bank Account to Successfully Sponsor a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

January 11th, 2016

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

Got an income but no savings? What impact will this have on your ability to successfully sponsor a Hong Kong dependant visa? QUESTION Hello! I have a work visa and will apply for my husband to stay by applying for a Hong Kong dependant visa. Alas I have no savings, is there a minimum amount […]

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Can I Extend My Hong Kong Employment Visa if I Have No Job Presently But a Baby Born in Hong Kong?

November 29th, 2015

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

Complex immigration scenarios sometimes present themselves with unforeseen consequences – which I am grateful to be able to explore in this excellent question just in… QUESTION I am Canadian and have lived in Hong Kong for almost 6 years. I recently quit my job and my working visa will expire by the end of December […]

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Is it Better to Apply for Your Visa Before or After You Move to Hong Kong?

November 27th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 13 responses

This is an important question! As a matter of fact there are some types of Hong Kong immigration status where the rules are very strict about where you have to be on the day your application is formally submitted. For example, if you are applying for permanent residency, then you MUST be physically in Hong […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio 3 – October, 2015

October 20th, 2015

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing / No responses

Had a good old yarn with Mr Fantastic himself Phil Whelan yesterday at RTHK – we mostly covered same sex partners and the inequality of our dependant visa policy (or lack of it) where gay spouses are concerned. You can listen to our complete discussion here. Phil works real hard on his Morning Brew Facebook page which I […]

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