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Married to a PHKID Card Holder Overseas – the Hong Kong Visa Situation for the Foreign National Spouse

April 23rd, 2018

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

Married to a PHKID Card Holder Overseas – There is quite a lot of confusion surrounding the question of immigration status in Hong Kong for foreign nationals who married their permanent ID card holder spouses overseas and who now wish to move to Hong Kong.   This question, just in, provides an opportunity to clear […]

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Can Elderly Parents Come to Live With Their Son Who Only Holds a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

December 23rd, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

if you hold a Hong Kong employment visa, bringing elderly parents to join you in Hong Kong is an area of immigration practice that is fraught with difficulty – as well as uncertainty. Dependant visas are, as a matter of policy, not available for non permanent residents yet it’s a scenario that presents itself all […]

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QOTW: Do You Need to Have a Job in Hong Kong to Be Able to Sponsor a Dependant Visa for Your New Spouse?

June 28th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Musing / No responses

If you hold an employment visa and are between jobs what impact would this have on being able to sponsor a dependant visa for your spouse? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Hi Stephen, I am in between jobs (currently on an employment visa in HK) and plan to get married soon. Can you tell me if being […]

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60 Second Snapshot'

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

September 6th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Family Visas, VG Front Page / 34 responses

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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Case Studies

Hong Kong Travel Pass Used to Keep An Extended Family Together – Quite Lawfully!

July 5th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Family Visas, Visitor Visas / 12 responses

This case study discusses how the creative, yet perfectly lawful, use of the Hong Kong Travel Pass worked to allow a newly separated extended family from the Philippines to be able to carry on their lives together in Hong Kong even though a much-desired dependent visa was not available in their circumstances. More Stuff You […]

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