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Musing

The Hong Kong Visa Handbook – Now Available in Good Book Stores Everywhere!

June 3rd, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 6 responses

I am grateful to my sister ‘Detty’ Ellis for sending this picture to me which, I have since discovered, was taken in the early 90’s on Ma Tau Wei Road in To Kwa Wan. No doubt this fine book purveyor would be stocking every last word on the Hong Kong visa process and how to […]

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Musing

Why Pay For Professional Help in Your Hong Kong QMAS Application When You Really Can Do It All By Yourself!

May 21st, 2019

Posted by / in Musing, Special Programmes / 16 responses

On this Blog, I normally eschew talking about my professional practice, how we provide services and how our fees are structured. Both this website and the Hong Kong Visa Handbook are ‘sell free’ zones. These 2 websites are designed to provide you with professional quality visa and immigration resources so that you can make fully informed […]

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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 / 31 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 / 11 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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