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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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Your Questions Answered

Will the Immigration Department Extend My Employment Visa if I Am Subject to a Police Investigation?

July 10th, 2013

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

How do the Hong Kong Immigration Department consider the likely impact of possible criminal charges on a foreign national temporary resident and his or her ability to remain here pending the outcome of the processes leading to a determination as to whether or not to press charges? Here follows a question-answer dialogue I had by […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – March 2013

March 20th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / No responses

Phil Whelan welcomed me back to MorningBrew@RTHK  yesterday and we had a good chat about Hong Kong investment visas, employment visas, immigration policy generally and the case we had approved after an appeal to the Chief Executive way back when. We also talked generally about how the immigration process works and what happens if you […]

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60 Second Snapshot'

How to Engage the Hong Kong Visa Centre if Your Application Has Been Refused by the Immigration Department

January 23rd, 2013

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Feature Article, Refusals & Appeals / 7 responses

It is a terrible feeling to have your Hong Kong visa application rejected by the Immigration Department and you may by now, be wishing that perhaps you would have been better off seeking professional help from the outset after all. Nevertheless – it is what it is – and if you’re thinking it’s now time […]

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Hadley Says

I Know the Immigration Department Website is a Black Hole for Denied Hong Kong Visa Applicants So What Can I Do Now?

August 2nd, 2012

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Refusals & Appeals / 20 responses

So, your Hong Kong visa application has been refused, no matter the type – and the letter you received from the Immigration Department says nothing about opportunities to appeal. So you go to the Hong Kong ID website. But shock, horror, even that is silent – so what can you do now? Certain types of […]

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Hadley Says

What’s the Basic Income of a Typical Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder?

May 1st, 2012

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

Many employment visa applicants and the companies which want to hire them struggle with the question of what’s the minimum salary for visa approval? The answer is quite easy really: – The target should be two hundred thousand hong kong dollars each year – This is the total value of the employment not just the […]

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