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Jun 2012

Hong Kong Investment Visa Applications – What’s Involved?

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 9 responses

Guess what? You might be surprised to learn that, for an entrepreneurial driven economy such as Hong Kong’s, there are only comparatively few investment visas granted annually. The 200-300 approvals recorded are very modest matched against the 25,000 work visas issued yearly and indeed, the 1,300 capital investment visas which were granted in 2010. As […]

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Jun 2012

Eligibility Criteria for the Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa Scheme

Posted by / in Musing, Special Programmes / 35 responses

Image: dontstopliving.net This programme first came into play in April 2001 and is meant to aid cultural and education exchanges between HK and those nations who take part on a bi-lateral basis. Participants in the Hong Kong Working Holiday Scheme are not permitted to engage in permanent employment and should not work for the same […]

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Jun 2012

How & Why Hong Kong Seeks to Attract Foreign National Talent

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 6 responses

  Globalization has led to a seemingly endless trend of migration of people around the world. This includes the international movement of highly skilled workers, including specialists, researchers, business executives, managers and inter-company transferees. Much of the motivation on the part of these professionals is the allure of the economic opportunities abroad that are greater […]

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Jun 2012

The 10 Key Reasons Why Foreigners Seek Visas to Live and Work in Hong Kong

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 10 responses

Migration demographic analyses first came into play in 1885 in the Journal of the Statistical Society when geographer Ernest George Ravenstein essayed what he termed the “Laws of Migration” seeking to set out an explanation for and attempting to predict migration patterns in England. In his seminal paper, Ravenstein compared 1871 and 1881 UK census […]

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May 2012

The 7 Things Your Employer Needs to Know About the Immigration Process When Applying for a Hong Kong Employment Visa

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 4 responses

You’ve been offered a job in Hong Kong and you need an employment visa. But your new employer has no experience about the process, so what do you need to tell them? 1. Firstly, there’s the approvability test – namely – you need to possess special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not […]

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May 2012

The Impact of Brain Drain on Hong Kong and Resulting Immigration Policy Development

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 5 responses

The term “brain drain” first appeared in 1957 in a novel called Atlas Shrugged and the term refers to the loss of skilled researchers, analysts, the accomplished and the talented – for political, industrial and social reasons. It’s currently frequently utilized as a dramatized synonym for loss and could be outlined as “the world transfer […]

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May 2012

Redundancy – the Process Pitfalls of an Expiring Hong Kong Employment Visa

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 117 responses

  Hong Kong visa and immigration processes can be profoundly easy or incredibly complex. It all depends on the unique combination of circumstances you find yourself in. In a pure linear world of job offer-visa application-approval-then take-up the job, it can be relatively straightforward to align your working visa permissions to your job as well […]

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May 2012

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – May 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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01

May 2012

How to Stop Worrying About Your Hong Kong Visa & Start Applying!

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 15 responses

Everyone, at some point during their time in Hong Kong, has had to deal with the hassle of visas down at the Immigration Department in Wanchai. First, you have to get the damn thing, and then you need to extend it. Before long  (maybe) you’ll change employers, possibly start a new business, get  divorced, have […]

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May 2012

How to Cure Your Hong Kong Visa Extension Headache & Make Sure it Gets Approved the Very First Time!

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 23 responses

Let’s face it, the regular traipse down to Immigration Tower to get your visa extended is a right royal pain in the @ss. The process is uncertain, you’re not sure what exactly you need to prepare and there’s always that nagging doubt that they might even say NO to your application! Moreover, you’re never really […]

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