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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Really Are Getting Tougher Across the Board Now…

It has taken me 21 years to make this claim…  I have been practicing in Hong Kong immigration advisory matters since 1993. All down those..

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Has the Hong Kong Immigration Department Tightened Up On Applicants With Criminal Records Recently?

The question of criminal records and how they impact on Hong Kong visa applications keeps cropping up… QUESTION Hi, I have previously lived in Hong..

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How Does Pre-existing Business Ownership Impact On a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa Application?

Will what has been done before impact on an out of policy application now? QUESTION I have a general question regarding conditions of stay for..

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

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,..

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Teaching the Lawyers: Business Immigration to Hong Kong : A Practical Guide (March 21, 2014) – Course Materials For Your Use

Yours truly delivering Business Immigration to Hong Kong : A Practical Guide at the Chinese Club today.   I’ve been doing this about 15 years now…

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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?

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..

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** Cheeky Plug For Video Cha Cha! **

Hey, if you’ve got an audience, you should use it occasionally, right? Thought you might  be interested in the other project we’re involved in. I have..

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CPD Course: Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide (March 21, 2014) SOLD OUT

I’m really looking forward to delivering this programme as it’s been a while since the last one… The March 21, 2014 CPD programme where I..

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Interview: Has Hong Kong’s Effort to Forge a Particular Social Fabric Through the Constructs of its Immigration Policy Been Successful Do You Think?

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over..

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Can I Get a Hong Kong Dependant Visa for My Same Sex Partner Now That We Are Legally Married?

How is a legal marriage between same sex partners considered by the Hong Kong Immigration Department? QUESTION I am a Hong Kong permanent resident but..

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – February 2014

Freezing at RTHK today… Phil kicked us off with a listener question today (thanks Steve!) which raised the spectre of discrimination. We then went on..

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

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..

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Hong Kong Visa Centre Refunds 200% Fee to Client Who’s Application Was Refused by the Hong Kong Immigration Department

The inevitable finally occured… Today, my professional practice, the Hong Kong Visa Centre, honoured our 200% Fee Refund Guarantee to an investment visa applicant who’s..

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

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..

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QOTW: How Can Same Sex Partners Establish Their Relationship Bona Fides to Secure a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa If They Have Never Been Able to Live Together Previously?

What do you do if you’ve been together seven years but geography has forced you to live apart… QUESTION OF THE WEEK I am not..

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