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16

Jan 2019

Will Vocational Rather Than Academic Qualifications Satisfy ImmD When Making a Hong Kong Work Visa Application?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Uncategorized, Your Question Answered / No responses

Is it always absolutely necessary to call upon a university degree qualification in order to get a Hong Kong work visa application approved? QUESTION I have found a job here and am now in the process of applying for a Hong Kong work visa. It is a Quality Assurance position in the garment business. My […]

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23

Feb 2018

I Am About to Lose My Hong Kong Dependant Visa & My Employer Won’t Sponsor An Employment Visa. Can I Just Keep Quiet At Work? They Probably Won’t Check My Visa Status…

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Uncategorized, Your Question Answered / No responses

What can you do if your marriage has irretrievably broken down and your Dependant visa is about to expire? QUESTION I am separating from my wife and she is refusing to keep me on her Dependent visa. My visa expires in a month and my employers have always made it clear that they won’t sponsor […]

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26

Aug 2015

Can You Leave Hong Kong to Pursue an MBA Overseas & Not Lose Your Continuity of Ordinary Residence if You Intend to Go On to Secure the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Uncategorized, Your Question Answered / No responses

Right of abode in Hong Kong – the issues associated with studying overseas whilst, ostensibly, remaining resident here for work purposes… QUESTION I have been a HK resident since December 2010, and my plan has always been to remain here until I get  the right of abode in Hong Kong. However, I am now considering […]

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15

May 2015

LIFTING THE LID: What Would It Take For the Hong Kong Visa Centre to ‘Fire’ a Client?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Uncategorized, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / No responses

In this occasional series of commentary, I provide a peek inside our professional practice and offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Hong Kong Visa Centre team. In this short piece, I discuss what needs to happen in the relationship with a Hong Kong Visa Centre client that would lead […]

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13

May 2015

QOTW: Can You Take Up Short Term One-Off Employment in Hong Kong on a Visitor Visa?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Uncategorized, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are interested in regulating activity, not whether you get paid for it or not… or even where you might get paid for that matter… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I run a team of Field Engineers who travel the world doing warranty repairs for our company, manual labour. I also have […]

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12

May 2015

What Are the Chances of Being Allowed Back if You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa and Are Then Convicted of that Crime?

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Uncategorized, Visitor Visas / No responses

It is NEVER a good idea to overstay your Hong Kong visa for the reasons set out below… QUESTION I previously overstayed my Visitor visa for a period of 13 months;  I reported to the Immigration Department, was charged and at Sha Tin court I was convicted and given a suspended sentence of 6 months. […]

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07

May 2015

What Happens to Hong Kong Dependant Visa Holders When They Reach the Age of 18?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Uncategorized, Your Question Answered / No responses

Kids grow up quickly so what happens to a Hong Kong dependant visa holder when she reaches the age of 18? QUESTION Hi, There are two parts to my question: I’m here on a Hong Kong work visa and have been here for 15 months now. My daughter will be turning 18 yrs old in August 2015. […]

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06

May 2015

Hong Kong Immigration Policy – 2015 Enhancement Measures Come Into Effect

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Uncategorized, Visitor Visas / No responses

On Monday May 4, the Hong Kong Immigration Department 2015 Enhancement Measures officially came into effect. I will be in the studio this weekend recording more details but for now, it’s a case of puff and fizzle rather than crash and boom! I will be posting updated frequently on what we learn and the Hong Kong […]

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05

May 2015

Will Vocational Rather Than Academic Qualifications Satisfy ImmD When Making a Hong Kong Work Visa Application?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Uncategorized, Your Question Answered / No responses

Is it always absolutely necessary to call upon a university degree qualification in order to get a Hong Kong work visa application approved? QUESTION I have found a job here and am now in the process of applying for a Hong Kong work visa. It is a Quality Assurance position in the garment business. My […]

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02

Mar 2015

2015 Hong Kong Immigration Policy Update – Extra QMAS Points for the Brightest of the Bright

Posted by / in Musing, Special Programmes, Uncategorized / 1 response

Extra QMAS points up for grabs to the Brightest of the Bright! On February 10, 2015 I gave a talk at www.centreo.hk on my interpretation of the immigration policy changes announced by CY Leung earlier in January. In this segment I discuss the new decision of the Hong Kong Immigration Department to grant extra QMAS […]

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09

Feb 2015

If You Are Waiting For Me to Answer a Question these Last Few Days Please Read This

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I have had a system crash where I lost your question details. If you have been waiting for me to answer your question via this Blog,  please resend it to me via sbarnes [at] hkvisacentre [dot] com and I’ll answer it for you within 24 hours. If I have already answered your question via email […]

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19

Jan 2015

2015 Hong Kong Immigration Enhancement Measures Applicable to the Employment Visa and Visas Issued Under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents & Professionals

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, Uncategorized, VG Front Page / 6 responses

In his recent Policy Address, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, CY Leung announced the 2015 Hong Kong Immigration Enhancement Measures to the employment visa issued under the General Employment Policy with corresponding tweaks to the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents & Professionals. This short Update offers commentary on these changes. More Stuff You May Find […]

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14

Jan 2015

Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Suspended – Business Investment Visa Gets a Boost!

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing, Uncategorized / 2 responses

CY Leung in his policy address today announced the suspension of the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (“CIES” visa) with effect from tomorrow. Current applications are not affected. No new applications will be entertained until further notice. It appears that the government has determined, finally, to focus specific attention on attracting business to Hong Kong, not […]

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29

Nov 2014

QOTW: Will a Short Term Work Visa for Hong Kong be Cancelled if the Holder Activates it But Doesn’t Actually Take Up the Employment Until Just Before It is Set To Expire?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Uncategorized, Your Question Answered / No responses

Short term work visa for Hong Kong  – I answered this question via private email some weeks ago and have been waiting to get back into the studio to publish it here… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK We have sponsored an Indian passport holder for a short term work visa for Hong Kong to work “legally” here in […]

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