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What Kind of Visa Can We Get So My FDH Girlfriend (Contract Terminated) Can Stay With Me in Hong Kong?

October 29th, 2018

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Any possibility for love to continue in the wake of a terminated FDH contract? QUESTION My girl friend is a Filipino domestic helper who has just left her employment with a Chinese family – however, she wants to stay in Hong Kong with me. Can you advise me on how this might be achieved? ANSWER […]

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What Chance is There That ImmD Will Grant a Visa to a Foreign National Who Previously Overstayed in Hong Kong by Five-And-A-Half Years?

March 31st, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Overstayed in Hong Kong for a very long time previously…? Great question this, not so much because the answer is mostly quite obvious, but because it gives me a chance to have a discussion about overstaying generally. QUESTION I was looking for a male helper and found a suitable one for our family. However, he […]

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STOP PRESS..! Hitler’s Hong Kong Passport Application Has Been Rejected

March 7th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 26 responses

First Published November 13, 2013 Continuing the meme parody of Hitler in the bunker, this time responding to the news that his application for a Hong Kong passport has been denied. Topics referenced are the Hong Kong investment visa, employment visa, dependant visa, prolonged visitor visa and the Right of Abode. And of course, the […]

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How Can I Convert My Foreign Domestic Helper Visa to a Dependant Visa After Marriage to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident?

March 3rd, 2018

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

Can you swap from a foreign domestic helper visa to a dependant visa whilst in Hong Kong? QUESTION My domestic helper, from the Philippines, is married to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident. Her contract with me expires in April and they want to apply for a dependent visa for her. Is this possible, what are […]

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Are There Any Realistic Long-Term Visa Options for Out-of-Work Foreign Domestic Helpers Seeking to Remain in Hong Kong With Their Boyfriends?

April 20th, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Long-term visa options for out-of-work Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong? This scenario play itself out frequently enough here in Hong Kong that it is worthy of an answer and I am grateful to the reader for raising the question – so here we go… QUESTION My girl friend is an Indonesian domestic helper who […]

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QOTW: What Kind of Visa Can We Get So My FDH Girlfriend (Contract Terminated) Can Stay With Me in Hong Kong?

March 2nd, 2014

Posted by / in Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Any possibility for love to continue in the wake of a terminated FDH contract? QUESTION My girl friend is a Filipino domestic helper who has just left her employment with a Chinese family – however, she wants to stay in Hong Kong with me. Can you advise me on how this might be achieved? More […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – October 2013

October 23rd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing / 1 response

Thanks to Uncle Phil Whelan, I was back on the hallowed ground of RTHK Radio 3 on Broadcast Drive yesterday… As always, we covered heaps of topics, including foreign domestic helpers, job seeker visas, investment visas – and even the rather sexy facilities of the Blue Room over at Cyberport! You can listen to our […]

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Can Children Born in Hong Kong to Foreign Domestic Helpers Get Dependant Visas?

October 4th, 2013

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

I’ve been asked this question a few times down the years so I’m grateful for it finally being asked via this Blog. QUESTION I was wondering why most foreign domestic helpers’children that were born in Hong Kong can get to local school and while my daughter who was also born here  is just given a […]

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Right of Abode in Hong Kong For Foreign Domestic Helpers – It Was All So-Inevitable Really…

March 27th, 2013

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 1 response

  The Court of Final Appeal quashed the hopes of 1,067 long stay foreign domestic helpers(“FDHs”) earlier this week when they ruled that time spent in Hong Kong as a foreign domestic helper is not ‘ordinary residence’ for the purposes of a right of abode application. Putting the human dimension to one side for a […]

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