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Visa Info – Family Visas

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Visas for Accompanying [Legal] Dependants – Video Presentation by the Hong Kong Visa Geeza

Here is the lowdown on dependant visas for certain types of family members seeking residence in the HKSAR… On March 21, 2014 I gave a..

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QOTW: Can a Gay Married Couple Get a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

You’d think so, right? Alas… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a Hong Kong permanent resident but not currently living in the HK SAR.   I..

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How Can I Bring My Chinese Girlfriend to Hong Kong to Live With Me While I Work Here?

Having a relationship with a Chinese partner resident on the Mainland can be problematic if you wish to share your lives together in Hong Kong…..

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Hong Kong Defacto Spouse Visa – Video Presentation by the Hong Kong Visa Geeza

If you and your defacto spouse life partner (heterosexual couple) are thinking about making an application for a Hong Kong Defacto Spouse Visa, you may find this..

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QOTW: Do You Need to Have a Job in Hong Kong to Be Able to Sponsor a Dependant Visa for Your New Spouse?

If you hold an employment visa and are between jobs what impact would this have on being able to sponsor a dependant visa for your..

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Sometimes, There is Just NO Possibility for a Hong Kong Residence Visa – No Matter How Earnest You Might Be…

Hong Kong is such a draw but sometimes it’s just not going to be… QUESTION Hi Stephen, I am 25 Years old Indian National. I..

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Can a Foreign Domestic Helper Working in Hong Kong for 30 Years Automatically Secure the Right of Abode After Marrying a Hong Kong Permanent Resident?

The question of right of abode for FDH’s in Hong Kong is a wound that continues to bleed… QUESTION If a Philippine domestic helper has..

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QOTW: Can I Get PR in Hong Kong if My Child Was Born There And He Has Right of Abode by Birth?

Does Hong Kong permanent residency accrue automatically to parents of children born with the right of abode in the HKSAR? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Hi, My..

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How to Extend a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa for a Defacto Spouse or Same Sex Partner

I am really grateful to a client of mine whom we assisted in securing a prolonged visitor visa sponsored by his same sex life partner..

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Does the Hong Kong Immigration Department Positively Consider Family Reunion as a Factor to Employment Visa Grant?

What do the Hong Kong Immigration Department take into account exactly when considering an application for an employment visa where the applicant has recently divorced..

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – May 2014

Quick visit to see uncle Phil at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday before I head off to Israel on the InvestHK Roadshow today… Quick pit stop..

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How Easy / Practical Is It to Swap Between a Prolonged Visitor Visa & Student Visa (or Employment Visa) in Hong Kong?

Same sex partners, married or otherwise, are just not treated equally when it comes to immigration in Hong Kong I’m afraid… QUESTION Dear Stephen, I..

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If I Hold an Employment Visa in Macau and Hong Kong Simultaneously But Live in Hong Kong Should My Wife Get a Dependant Visa for Macau too?

Life can get a bit complicated if you work in 2 places at the same time… QUESTION I work for a Hong Kong company in..

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – April 2014

Back with Mr Whelan at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday… Phil and I had a good old chat about how Wanchai’s finest are the toast of..

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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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