Answers To All Your Hong Kong Immigration Questions

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Apr 2017

Are There Any Realistic Long-Term Visa Options for Out-of-Work Foreign Domestic Helpers Seeking to Remain in Hong Kong With Their Boyfriends?

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Long-term visa options for out-of-work Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong? This scenario play itself out frequently enough here in Hong Kong that it is worthy of an answer and I am grateful to the reader for raising the question – so here we go… QUESTION My girl friend is an Indonesian domestic helper who […]

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Apr 2017

Can I Actually Submit a Hong Kong Same Sex Partner Visa Application Via the Extension of Stay Process These Days?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Hong Kong same sex partner visa application – changes as to how ImmD consider extension of stay applications effectively mean that same sex partner visa applications need to be submitted on an entry visa basis using form ID1003 A/B and not via the ID91. QUESTION First, can you please clarify what form/s should be submitted […]

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Apr 2017

Can I Still Sponsor a Hong Kong Dependant Visa for My New Wife If I Hold an Employment Visa But Am Presently Between Jobs?

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What will ImmD make of an application to sponsor a dependant visa by a Hong Kong employment visa holding foreign national who doesn’t presently have a job here? QUESTION I am in between jobs (currently on an employment visa in Hong Kong) and plan to get married soon (outside HK). I would like to arrange […]

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Apr 2017

As a Hong Kong Work Visa Holder, If I Own Shares in a Company Here Will It Disqualify Me From Getting a Student Visa?

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Hong Kong being the dynamic ‘all-things-to-all-people’ type of place it is, oftentimes, certain life circumstances here throw up immigration challenges that need to be considered carefully to ensure that you do not inadvertently run afoul of the law and end up doing things that are no commensurate with your formal conditions of stay. This question […]

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Apr 2017

What Visa Category Should I Use to Expand My SME Business Operations From Gibraltar to Hong Kong?

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 7 responses

What Hong Kong visa category should I use to expand my SME business operations from my base in Gibraltar? Down the years literally dozens of such entrepreneurs have passed through my office and I am proud to have been associated with this flow of foreign national talent. It came as no surprise to me when […]

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Mar 2017

Will You Qualify for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong if it is Not Your Intention to Live Here Permanently?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

Qualify for the right of abode in Hong Kong ? A critical part of eligibility for the right of abode in Hong Kong is your intention, at the time you apply, to make Hong Kong your only place of permanent residence… First Published on October 15, 2013   QUESTION Hello, I have been working in Hong […]

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Mar 2017

Can You Freelance or Start Your Own Business Under a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa?

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Can you freelance or start your own business under a Hong Kong working holiday visa? The working holiday visa for Hong Kong is designed for certain types of employment activity – but does this include freelance work or starting or your own business? QUESTION Hi I have recently moved to Hong Kong with my partner […]

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Mar 2017

Is There Such an Animal as a Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor?

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor? The General Employment Policy anticipates that foreign national Professionals seeking to work in Hong Kong are subject to a formal employer-employee relationship. So what’s the situation if the employer wants to engage you as a contractor? Is it do-able? QUESTION Dear Stephen,  I got a working visa […]

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Mar 2017

Will the 2 Years I Spent Studying in China Break My Continuous Residence for the Hong Kong Right of Abode?

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

Circumstances sometimes conspire against foreign national residents here who find themselves in a quandary as to whether or not their continuous ordinary residence here has been broken due to decisions made (voluntary or otherwise) earlier on in their lives in Hong Kong. In this situation, will an application for the Right of Abode fail? QUESTION […]

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Mar 2017

Can You Get the Right of Abode if You Were a Hong Kong Belonger Many Years Ago?

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 6 responses

This question takes us back to the time before the Basic Law was enacted and how the arrangements for the right of abode impact on the status of a foreign national child born to such a “Hong Kong Belonger.” QUESTION I was born in Hong Kong in 1976 to parents who had been in HK […]

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