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Paying for Visa Help? The Who’s-Who of the Hong Kong Immigration Services Industry

March 15th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Infographic, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 30 responses

First Published September 17, 2017 Hong Kong immigration services? After almost 20 years of providing immigration advice and assistance in Hong Kong, I am in the uniquely fortunate position to really understand how the market works – and the choices that clients have when looking for professional assistance. My time working at the highest levels […]

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Musing

The Industry Secret Most Hong Kong Immigration Consultants Don’t Want You to Discover

March 8th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 30 responses

First Published December 14, 2012 [Looking around furtively…] Shussh… You are probably paying too much for your Hong Kong visa service. It’s true, and here’s the reason why. Your ‘easy’ Hong Kong visa application costs just as much as a ‘hard’ or ‘very hard’ case – yet your visa services provider does not distinguish them. […]

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Musing

100% Hong Kong Visa Application Success Rate? Take It All With A Grain of Salt!

May 6th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 34 responses

First Published September 26, 2012 Some of my colleagues in the immigration services community in Hong Kong prefer to promote their practices on the strength of their 100% application success rates. I have no reason to doubt the veracity of these claims. I really do believe it’s true. How our competitors choose to position their […]

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But Stephen, How Do You Make Any Money When You Give All Your Hong Kong Visa Expertise Away for Free?

May 20th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Infographic, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 42 responses

Hong Kong visa expertise for free? Source: hongkongvisageeza.com via Stephen on Pinterest   As I am a member of quite a few Hong Kong related groups on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+, the content of this Blog is distributed quite widely and commands a healthy following. Not that everyone is waiting eagerly for the latest Hong […]

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Musing

Top Secret! If You Really Want to Know How the Hong Kong Visa Centre Business Model Works, Here It Is, All Laid Out!

May 2nd, 2014

Posted by / in Musing / 8 responses

This work of Rand Fishkin of Moz.com is seminal. Martyn and I knew this stuff back in 1996 when the first version of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook was placed on the internet for free (at a time when HSBC still only had dial-up email accounts.) We have been developing our websites and service offerings […]

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Hadley Says

Do Immigration Consultants Add Any Value to the Hong Kong Visa Process?

December 13th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 10 responses

Hadley has strong views about the value that Hong Kong immigration consultants add to the visa process in the HKSAR and in this short rant he sets them out for the world to know! More Stuff You May Find Interesting or Useful How can my FDH visa holding fiance transition into a dependant visa with […]

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Musing

Interview: Is the Hong Kong Immigration Department Website Actually Fit For Purpose?

August 8th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 16 responses

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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Musing

The Hong Kong Visa Geeza – What Forbes Thinks…

July 13th, 2013

Posted by / in Feature Article, Musing / 4 responses

  Rarely, in the lifespan of any commercial enterprise, do you have the privilege of learning that the hypothesis behind the configuration of your carefully developed business model was, after all, absolutely spot on. Especially in a very public way. Consequently, it came as a great surprise to me this weekend when I learned that […]

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Hadley Says

Why Don’t Immigration Consultants Typically Help Aspiring Employees Find Jobs in Hong Kong?

April 3rd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 4 responses

Given that some countries, like Australia, organise their immigration policy to address skills gaps in their economies with specific temporary visa types, you might expect that Hong Kong would have a thriving job finding + visa service industry. We do, after all, issue more than 17,000 new employment visa approvals each year under the General […]

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How to Engage the Hong Kong Visa Centre if Your Application Has Been Refused by the Immigration Department

January 23rd, 2013

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Feature Article, Refusals & Appeals / 7 responses

It is a terrible feeling to have your Hong Kong visa application rejected by the Immigration Department and you may by now, be wishing that perhaps you would have been better off seeking professional help from the outset after all. Nevertheless – it is what it is – and if you’re thinking it’s now time […]

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