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I Run an Internet Company Based Out of Hong Kong But Choose to Spend Most of My Time Away – Can I Get Permanent Residency in Hong Kong After 7 Years?

July 9th, 2016

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 1 response

The modern, connected economy throws up myriad ways for people to organize their lives and business affairs and, as can be seen from this great question, how might ImmD respond to an application for the Right of Abode where an internet entrepreneur bases himself here with his family but they choose to spend a considerable […]

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10 Must-Have Resources for Any Hong Kong Investment Visa Application

February 2nd, 2016

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing, Resource, VG Front Page / 98 responses

If you are intending to make an application for a Hong Kong investment visa, you’re going to need a variety of resources to manifest your intentions properly with the Immigration Department en route to your all-important visa approval. To this end, I have collected and made available ten key resources in this post, all-in one […]

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Interview: Is the Hong Kong Immigration Department Website Actually Fit For Purpose?

August 8th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 16 responses

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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Are Such Facilities as Virtual Offices, Incubators, Serviced Offices & Co-working Spaces Deemed ‘Suitable Business Premises’ for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa Application?

June 8th, 2013

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 4 responses

Hong Kong has an incredibly dynamic economy with the reality that the Hong Kong Immigration Department has recognized that entrepreneurs today have a wide variety of options in which to home their start up and early stage businesses. Consequently, incubators, serviced offices and co-working spaces are generally acceptable to the Immigration Department as early homes […]

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Your Questions Answered

Is There Any Fixed Residency Requirement for Retention of a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

May 18th, 2013

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

Not every stint for work or business means full time residency in Hong Kong so what to do about ‘half-timers’? QUESTION I am pursuing options to take up employment in Hong Kong and would like to know if there is any residence requirement for retention of a work visa. For example, how long can one […]

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Help!! All My Family Are Permanent Residents of Hong Kong and I’m Stuck as a Visitor Due to My Time Spent Studying Abroad – Is There Any Way Forward?

February 26th, 2013

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Sometimes the sun and the moon simply doesn’t align on your Hong Kong immigration situation and, with the system working against you, find yourself orphaned from the rest of your family and questioning the fairness of it all… QUESTION I’m about to kill myself over this visa situation I’m in. I’m Singaporean, but I grew […]

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Hadley Says

What Do Both Hong Kong Employment & Investment Visa Applications Share In Common?

January 10th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 15 responses

The approvability tests for both employment visas and investment visas, whilst fundamentally different, call for an examination of the applicant’s special skills, knowledge and experience which can be said to be of value to Hong Kong. In the case of an employment visa, the focus is squarely on the personal profile of the applicant, while in […]

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A Harsh Decision – Why the Hong Kong Immigration Department Will Not Give My Client a Prolonged Visitor Visa

December 6th, 2012

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

I’ve written lots and lots previously about same sex partner visa applications for Hong Kong. To recap, same sex partners who are in a loving committed life partner relationship and who have cohabited previously prior to their relocation here, can expect that the ‘trailing spouse’ will go on to procure a prolonged visitor visa in […]

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Case Studies

Hong Kong Employment Visa – Teenage High School Graduate Gets Approved!

May 19th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas / 11 responses

There are about 15,000 Hong Kong employment visas granted each year. Every one of these applications is unique with its own particular qualities and circumstances. Consequently the application of the approvability test for permission to work in the HKSAR, obviously, differs from case to case. The test for approval places a burden on the applicant […]

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60 Pages or 7 Pages for Your Hong Kong Investment Visa Plan? It’s Your Choice…

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 3 responses

If someone has told you that you need a fully fledged business plan in support of your Hong Kong investment visa, don’t believe them because it’s not true. Most definitely have your plans, intentions and money flows written down and make sure your business is planned, but don’t be intimidated into drawing up a formally […]

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