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Divorced? How Can You Prove That You Have Lawful Custody of Minor Children if You Wish to Bring Them to Hong Kong to Live With You?

April 17th, 2018

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In a blended family situation, the question often arises about how to secure Hong Kong immigration status for children from a previous relationship… QUESTION I’m a Korean married to a resident here, so eventually will have a dependant visa. The question is, what is the process for getting a dependant visa for my 16-year old […]

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Legal Opinion & ImmD Position On the State of Hong Kong Immigration Law For People Who’s Dependant Visas Are Expiring But Who’s Marriage Has Irretrievably Broken Down

October 11th, 2016

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This material is five years old presently but does set out in detail the legal problems for some applicants associated with getting an extension of stay to their dependant visa in the wake of an irretrievable breakdown in their marriage to a sponsoring (ex) spouse.     LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL – Meeting on Marital Status ─ […]

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Extending Your Hong Kong Dependant Visa After Divorce

February 17th, 2016

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This is a Hong Kong immigration situation that happens a lot more frequently that you might imagine! Can you extend your Hong Kong dependant visa after divorce? QUESTION I would like to know if there is any possibility for me to extend my dependant/spouse visa since I am now divorced from my wife who used […]

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Does the Hong Kong Immigration Department Positively Consider Family Reunion as a Factor to Employment Visa Grant?

May 31st, 2014

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What do the Hong Kong Immigration Department take into account exactly when considering an application for an employment visa where the applicant has recently divorced from a Hong Kong resident? QUESTION I have been in Hong Kong for two years and have recently divorced.  I have care and custody of our two children.  My Ex […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – June 2013

June 18th, 2013

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When I appeared on Morning Brew over at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday, Phil kicked us off with a listener question about the interplay between Hong Kong and Chinese immigration. He then proceeded to unleash a barrage of different topics on me – from the kind of documentation needed to process a dependent visa, through to […]

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What Are Your Visa Options if Your Marriage in Hong Kong Has Irretrievably Broken Down?

September 6th, 2012

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So, for better or for worse, you and your spouse have gone your own separate ways and the question of your dependent visa hangs over your head like the sword of Damocles and you don’t know where to turn as regards your continuing immigration permissions to remain in HK So, here are your options (divorce […]

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Blended, Unmarried, Non-Traditional Family With School-Age Kids – What Hong Kong Visa Choices Exist?

April 25th, 2012

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Modern families come in all shapes and sizes and when an unusual situation presents itself, Hong Kong visa opportunities need to be shaped and mould to fit. Here is an interesting scenario that has played itself out over the last 12 months and sheds some fascinating light on how to make round immigration pegs fit […]

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