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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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Hong Kong Visas For 2 Week Visitor Nationals – D-I-Y Visa – 100% Free!

March 11th, 2017

Posted by / in Musing / 4 responses

On May 30, 2016 I gave a talk at the Russian Club Hong Kong on the types of Hong Kong visas available to those nationalities who are only granted a 2 week limit of stay as visitors upon arrival in the HKSAR. This ‘2 week rule’ has a very real practical effect on citizens of […]

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An Open Invitation For You to Request Specific Hong Kong Visa and Immigration Related Content

March 11th, 2016

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One of the really great things about the subject of Hong Kong immigration is that there is never any shortage of things to blog about and share. Every day in our professional practice, we undertake cases which provide ongoing, often entirely new, insights into how the Hong Kong Immigration Department are implementing policy and which […]

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And Now For Something Completely Different… Visa Geeza Speaks… Beginnings

September 17th, 2014

Posted by / in Musing, Visa Geeza TV / 4 responses

As you may well be aware, it has been more than three years now since Martyn and I launched the Hong Kong Visa Centre along with our websites Hong Kong Visa Handbook and, of course, this, the Visa Geeza blog  (some 12 or 13 months later.) In that time we have learned a lot. Hong […]

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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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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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Hong Kong Visa Information, Help & Guidance On Your Mobile – 100% Free!

June 12th, 2013

Posted by / in Musing, Resource / 5 responses

Actually, this is not new as such. We first released the mobile version of our websites in February 2012 but with the recent redesign of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook, the Hong Kong Visa Centre and the Hong Kong Visa Geeza blog, it kinda slipped into the background. So I’m taking the opportunity on this […]

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First Birthday, Changes & the Future of the Hong Kong Visa Geeza Blog, Handbook and Centre Websites

May 26th, 2013

Posted by / in Musing / 5 responses

You may have noticed some changes in the design, look and feel of this Blog over the last week or so. At the moment we are undergoing what my business partner Martyn calls the ‘Anniversary Makeover’. On May 14, 2013 the Hong Kong Visa Geeza Blog had its first birthday and with it 309 posts, […]

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UPDATE: Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visas for British Nationals – the Jury is Still Out After All

January 26th, 2013

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 1 response

I am really grateful to Paula Walker of Crown Mobility for engaging last week on the topic of prolonged visitor visas for British nationals seeking to join their loved ones in Hong Kong. Following on from Thursday’s post (where I reported that UK nationals are no longer able to persuade ImmD to grant them prolonged visitor visas) […]

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

June 21st, 2012

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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