A Visa For Entrepreneurs

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Can I Apply for a Visa After I Have Moved to Hong Kong or Should I Apply Beforehand?

May 1st, 2012

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In some cases, you simply must be outside of Hong Kong to apply. In others, you definitely have to be in Hong Kong on the day your application is filed. It all depends. There are pros and cons and a lot depends on your nationality too! More Stuff to Help You Along I have been made […]

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How Extensive Should My Business Plan Be In Order to Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas / 6 responses

Not massively so. In fact you can get away without one altogether if writing such a document doesn’t fall readily within your existing skill set. There are other ways to skin this particular cat. More Stuff You May Find Useful WRAP UP: How to apply for a Hong Kong investment visa without any professional help […]

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Shareholder in the Company Employing You? What the Hong Kong Immigration Department Think…

May 1st, 2012

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There really is no such thing as visa self-sponsorship if you are an entrepreneur seeking permissions to join in your own business in Hong Kong. You either work for an independent third party employer, or you are working for yourself (or possibly in partnership with one or 2 others). The Immigration Department will look through […]

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‘Temporary’ Hong Kong Investment Visa Approvals – What Does it Mean?

May 1st, 2012

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If your Hong Kong investment visa has been approved but the Hong Kong Immigration Department believe your application was marginal, you can expect your visa to be subject to Business Review the first time that it comes up for extension. An investment visa approved subject to Business Review is bitter-sweet. Further Content for More Information […]

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I’ve Lost My Job – What Happens to My Hong Kong Employment Visa?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Investment Visas / 3 responses

You will not get kicked out of Hong Kong now that you’re no longer working for the sponsor of your current employment visa. Instead, you need to approach the Immigration Department to change employers (which is an employment visa application) or establish or join in a new business (an investment visa application). This short presentation sets […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa Self-Sponsorship – the Reality for Entrepreneurs Dressed as Employees

April 18th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 2 responses

If you are an entrepreneur seeking permissions to join in your own business in Hong Kong, you can’t fudge the issue of the ownership of your own business No matter how you dress it up, the Hong Kong Immigration Department will treat you as an entrepreneur-investor if your company is less than 2 years old […]

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A Detailed Business Plan for Your Hong Kong Investment Visa? – Not Really…

March 3rd, 2012

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing, VG Front Page / 1 response

I always stifle a chuckle when I read on the websites of professional service providers offering a Hong Kong visa and immigration product that there is a need for a ‘detailed business plan’ in each and every Hong Kong investment visa application. It’s simply not true. Certainly, every applicant for an investment visa needs to […]

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