Visas For Legal Dependants

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Family Visas

October 6th, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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QOTW: My Husband Wants to Leave But I Want to Stay – Can I Remain Behind on My Hong Kong Dependant Visa Indefinitely?

September 12th, 2015

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So what options are available to Hong Kong dependant visa holding foreign nationals when their spouses are leaving Hong Kong and they want to stay? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am here on a Hong Kong dependent visa with my husband. He is planning to leave his employment in Hong Kong and return to his home […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Policy

September 1st, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Introduction

August 31st, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Approvability Test?

August 24th, 2015

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Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short piece, I discuss  how the Hong Kong Immigration Department position their internal test for visa application approval via, what I have couched, as their Approvability Test. More Stuff You May Find Useful or […]

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QOTW: What Do ImmD Make of Getting Married Here When Applying for a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

August 22nd, 2015

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Does a simple trip to ‘city hall’ solve all your Hong Kong dependant visa problems? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am American. I have just accepted a role in Hong Kong. My employer is about to begin my visa paperwork to sponsor me for an employment visa. However, my girlfriend is Australian and I want […]

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