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Musing

10 Steps to a Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application – Step 6 – Have You Got Enough $$?

October 25th, 2017

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On April 21, 2017 I gave a talk at WYND Co-working space in Lan Kwai Fong entitled 10 Steps to a Successful Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application. This segment is Step Six – Have You Got Enough $$? The Rest of the Series Introduction How We Got Here Must Have Resources The Startup Visa Step […]

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Case Studies

The Anatomy of a Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Pathway to a HKSAR Passport for a Chinese National Resident on the Mainland

August 5th, 2013

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   Image: SCMP Mr Chen, his wife and 8 year old son are from Shanghai. Mr Chen is a manufacturer of specialist molded rubber components used exclusively in the mobile phone industry and wished to relocate himself to Hong Kong. For several good reasons. Hong Kong’s is a convenient local tax haven for rich Chinese […]

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Musing

Doing the Hong Kong Capital Investment Entrant Scheme On the Cheap!

November 22nd, 2012

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There is a lot of commentary on the HKD10 million investment-for-residence Hong Kong Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (“HKCIES”) but surprisingly little is heard about gaining a visa for ‘business investment’ under Hong Kong’s General Employment Policy. Essentially, in order for a foreign national to secure the permissions of the Immigration Department to join in an […]

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Musing

Is the Hong Kong Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Actually Fit for Purpose?

June 26th, 2012

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The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (“CIES”) came into effect on October 27, 2003. The purpose of the CIES is to encourage financial investment in Hong Kong, granting residence to qualifying applicants who invest a minimum of HK$10 million into qualifying Hong Kong financial assets (not, for the moment, including real estate – but that might […]

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Musing

Hong Kong Investment Visa Applications – What’s Involved?

June 9th, 2012

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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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How Extensive Should My Business Plan Be In Order to Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

May 1st, 2012

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Not massively so. In fact you can get away without one altogether if writing such a document doesn’t fall readily within your existing skill set. There are other ways to skin this particular cat. More Stuff You May Find Useful WRAP UP: How to apply for a Hong Kong investment visa without any professional help […]

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