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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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Musing

Checking the Status of Your Hong Kong Visa Application On-Line…..Yeah Right!

November 14th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 47 responses

If you’ve made an application for a residence visa here, the Hong Kong Immigration Department provide you with a website URL and login credentials so that you can ‘track’ the progress of your case as it travels its way through the visa labyrinth that is the Immigration Tower. So goes the theory anyway. In fact, […]

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Is the Hong Kong Immigration Department Website Actually Any Use to Visa Applicants?

October 10th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department website is good for a few things but not very good at all where it counts – namely, indicting to you your chances of success in getting your Hong Kong residence visa application approved. You see, immigration policy in Hong Kong is governed by highly confidential guidelines which the general […]

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Official Video – Almost 10 Minutes of “Why Bother”?

September 9th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 4 responses

The Official Hong Kong Immigration Department video was released in June of 2012. As of the date of this post, their sole video had only 160 views in <3 months which makes our own YouTube channel more popular than theirs (5,600 + views). This video is a typical government work of art – which begs […]

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