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

April 18th, 2017

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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Applying for Right of Abode in Hong Kong After 7 Years – How to Complete the Confusing Sections on the ROP145 Application Form

September 6th, 2015

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / No responses

If you’re a long stay foreign national resident of Hong Kong and seeking to change your immigration status to permanent residency you will have to complete the ROP145 application form. There is a lot of confusion on pages 2 and 4 about which section to tick. This is how you do it: Page 2 ROP […]

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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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The Very Real Value a Hong Kong CPA Adds to a Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Application

February 22nd, 2013

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme is, conceptually, a relatively simple visa application to manage. However, as is very often the case in situations dealing with the law and money, the devil is in the details… QUESTION My father is interested in a residence visa under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme. He’s not too clear about […]

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Getting a Working Visa for Hong Kong is a Simple Matter of Filling in the Forms, Right?

October 8th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 13 responses

With the relatively large number of foreign nationals working in Hong Kong at any one time, it is easy to conclude that getting the permission of the Hong Kong Immigration Department to pursue your career here is a relatively straightforward affair. Actually, Hong Kong prides itself on a corruption-free, efficient and non-legalistic immigration process and, […]

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How to Cure Your Hong Kong Visa Extension Headache & Make Sure it Gets Approved the Very First Time!

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 23 responses

Let’s face it, the regular traipse down to Immigration Tower to get your visa extended is a right royal pain in the @ss. The process is uncertain, you’re not sure what exactly you need to prepare and there’s always that nagging doubt that they might even say NO to your application! Moreover, you’re never really […]

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