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Musing

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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Hadley Says

Hong Kong Investment Visas & Joseph Heller – What’s the Connection?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 3 responses

If you’re in Hong Kong as either a Visitor or a resident and you want to start your own business you need to make an investment visa application at the Hong Kong Immigration Department. But there is a Catch 22 It goes like this: – You cannot join in a business until the consent of […]

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Hadley Says

If I Didn’t Graduate from University, Will it Stop Me From Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 5 responses

No, you don’t always need a degree to get an employment visa for Hong Kong. Definitely not! But instead, you have to have a lot of experience in your particular line of work. The Hong Kong Immigration Department are looking for special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong […]

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What’s the Basic Income of a Typical Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 3 responses

Many employment visa applicants and the companies which want to hire them struggle with the question of what’s the minimum salary for visa approval? The answer is quite easy really: – The target should be two hundred thousand hong kong dollars each year – This is the total value of the employment not just the […]

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Hadley Says

The Double-Edged Blade of a Hong Kong Investment Visa Approval

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas / 2 responses

If your Hong Kong investment visa has been approved subject to Business Review it could make for some sleepless nights over the course of your first 12 months in Hong Kong. You see, in this case, the Hong Kong Immigration Department will once again look very closely at your business to make sure that it […]

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

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas / 6 responses

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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Is There a Base Salary Requirement for a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / No responses

Effectively, yes, there is. The target sum that you’re looking for is about 200,000 Hong Kong dollars a year. However, this sum is not in of itself, definitive. We’ve seen approvals down at the HKD186,000 level. And this amount is NOT the value of the cash salary to be paid. No, the HKD200,000 can amount to the total value […]

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‘Temporary’ Hong Kong Investment Visa Approvals – What Does it Mean?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas / 2 responses

If your Hong Kong investment visa has been approved but the Hong Kong Immigration Department believe your application was marginal, you can expect your visa to be subject to Business Review the first time that it comes up for extension. An investment visa approved subject to Business Review is bitter-sweet. Further Content for More Information […]

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Case Studies

Hong Kong Employment & Same Sex Partner Visas – A Joint Application Strategy

April 13th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas, Family Visas / 14 responses

 Our clients were a same sex partner couple from Australia. Susan was a Forex trader working for a boutique trading concern in Sydney and her Life Partner, Judith, owned and operated a small graphics design firm. Susan was a senor executive in her employer’s organisation and had been tasked with relocating to Hong Kong to […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa – Do You Need a Degree?

April 13th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / No responses

No, you don’t always need a degree to get an employment visa for Hong Kong. Definitely not! But instead, you have to have a lot of experience in your particular line of work. The Hong Kong Immigration Department are looking for special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in Hong […]

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