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Hong Kong Business Investment Visas – the Catch 22 for Foreign National Entrepreneurs

December 13th, 2018

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  There are 2 pathways you can follow to apply for a business investment visa for Hong Kong. 1. You can be in Hong Kong as either as resident or a visitor seeking to adjust your immigration status to join in an existing, or establish a new, business; or 2. You can apply prospectively for […]

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I Possess an APEC Business Travel Card – Will It Advantage Me in My Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

August 26th, 2018

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This question really is all about the Catch 22 which I have posted on quite a few times previously. However, there is an interesting twist in that the questioner has entered Hong Kong on an APEC Business Travel Card and none of his clients are actually based in Hong Kong. So I am grateful for […]

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Do You Need a Visa to Operate a Business in Hong Kong if You Are Not Yet Resident Here?

December 13th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

Great question today with a simple answer and an opportunity to shed some more light on the Catch 22 and  your ‘intention to reside’… QUESTION Who we are: We are a UK pharmaceutical wholesale distributor in business for 15 years, currently selling into Hong Kong.  Objective: To establish an office and register 3 pharmaceutical products with […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Catch 22?

August 29th, 2016

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 1 response

The Hong Kong immigration Catch 22 – over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short piece I discuss  how the Hong Kong Immigration Department manage the seemingly contradictory requirement of creating new business facts on the ground whilst still not yet […]

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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 / 97 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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Is the Hong Kong Startup Visa All That It’s Cracked Up to Be? – The Catch 22

November 8th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 7 responses

On August 11, 2015 I gave a presentation discussing the so-called Hong Kong Startup visa that everyone is getting so excited about. In this segment at o Connect in Sheung Wan, I discuss the conundrum known as the Catch 22 in the Hong Kong Kong Startup visa arrangements. The Rest of the Series 1 – […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 10 – The Catch 22

January 29th, 2015

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I have given this talk around town for the last couple of years now and so pleased to finally add it to our coverage of the Hong Kong investment visa. This segment speaks to the proverbial issue of having started your Hong Kong business before you have received the permission of the Hong Kong Immigration Department […]

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Investment Visas, the Catch 22, Multi-Level Marketing & What the Hong Kong Immigration Department Do Instead of Saying NO!

May 28th, 2014

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This is another snippet from the ‘teaching the lawyers‘ presentation I gave in March this year and organised by Profectional, the CPD programme folks… The first part of the presentation covers the essential elements of the Hong Kong business investment visa approvability test, but I cover off the Catch 22 between 2.17 and 7.16 and then […]

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I Possess an APEC Business Travel Card – Will It Advantage Me in My Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

July 11th, 2013

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

This question really is all about the Catch 22 which I have posted on quite a few times previously. However, there is an interesting twist in that the questioner has entered Hong Kong on an APEC Business Travel Card and none of his clients are actually based in Hong Kong. So I am grateful for […]

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Hong Kong Investment Visa Applications – What’s Involved?

June 9th, 2012

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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