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Musing

Will-He-or-Won’t-He? Mike Tyson, His Criminal Record & His Hong Kong Visa…

August 25th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 6 responses

You have probably heard by now. Yep, one of the meanest and toughest son-of-a-gun’s who ever walked the face of this earth  is coming to town. Probably. That’s if he can get a visa, he is. You see, Mike Tyson has a criminal record; for a  very serious crime. Rape no less. So what will […]

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Hadley Says

The Reality For Same Sex Partner Visa Applicants in Hong Kong

August 22nd, 2012

Posted by / in Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

Unfortunately, Hong Kong immigration policy does not recognize same sex partners so there is no possibility of securing dependant visas for gay partners who are trailing their loved ones to Hong Kong when there is a transfer here from overseas for employment or otherwise business investment. However, the Hong Kong Immigration Department are not without […]

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Hadley Says

The ‘Shenzhen Shuttle’ – A Good Way to Extend Your Hong Kong Visitor Visa?

August 7th, 2012

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Visitor Visas / 12 responses

Many people chose to shuttle between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in order to secure a defacto extension to their visitor visa? The question, however, is this a good idea? What most people who do this don’t realise is that the Hong Kong Immigration Department are keeping count. You see, once you reach more than 180 […]

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Hadley Says

Will a Criminal Record Impact on Your Application for a Hong Kong Residence Visa?

July 23rd, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 70 responses

Every now and again the question of criminal convictions and the impact they have on the Hong Kong visa process raises its head. Hadley here waxes lyrical on this subject and surprisingly, has quite a lot to say! More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Can you have 2 separate applications pending at one […]

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Musing

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – July 2012

July 12th, 2012

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

I really enjoyed my entanglement with Phil @ Morning Brew today when he really went to town on the question of people who overstay their visa and Professional Visitors. We also talked about the Hong Kong Immigration Department as a system and what happens when the hammer falls on people doing their umpteeth Shenzhen Shuttle […]

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Case Studies

Hong Kong Investment Visa Wrongly Applied For – Clearing Up the Confusion & Getting the Correct Employment Visa Instead

July 6th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

This case study looks at the problems which arise when an applicant for a Hong Kong employment visa mistakenly applies for an investment visa in light of the fact he is an intercompany transferee establishing his employer’s business operations in Hong Kong from scratch. The applicant, a 14 day Visitor visa national from the Ukraine, […]

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Case Studies

Hong Kong Travel Pass Used to Keep An Extended Family Together – Quite Lawfully!

July 5th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Family Visas, Visitor Visas / 12 responses

This case study discusses how the creative, yet perfectly lawful, use of the Hong Kong Travel Pass worked to allow a newly separated extended family from the Philippines to be able to carry on their lives together in Hong Kong even though a much-desired dependent visa was not available in their circumstances. More Stuff You […]

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Musing

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – June 2012

June 16th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas / 9 responses

After a bit of confusion over scheduling, on the 11th of June I finally made it back to the studios at RTHK in Broadcast Drive to once again appear as a guest on Phil Whelan’s Morning Brew show. This morning we talked about a lot of stuff, but Phil was keen to press the issue […]

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60 Second Snapshot'

What Are You Really Buying From a Hong Kong Immigration Consultant?

May 30th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 9 responses

There is sooooo much chatter on public forums about the value which Hong Kong immigration consultants add to the overall process of securing residency in Hong Kong. What the majority of these people fail to appreciate is the very simple reason why the Hong Kong immigration services industry is thriving, with customers spoilt for choice […]

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Musing

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – May 2012

May 21st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

On May 3rd Phil Whelan had me back on his Morning Brew show on Radio Three to talk about Hong Kong visa and immigration matters. It had been a while since I had seen him and spoken on the show, but it was as though almost nothing had changed (not least the stunning decor of […]

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