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10 Must Have Resources for a Hong Kong Legal Dependant Visa

May 7th, 2019

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing, Resource / 7 responses

First Published July 1, 2013 Continuing our series of 10 Must Have Resources, I have put together this list of materials from our various websites which is designed to help steer you through the process of acquiring a dependant visa for Hong Kong. Remember, for temporary residents this means visas for spouse and unmarried dependant children […]

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How Can My FDH Visa Holding Fiance Transition into A Dependant Visa With 6-12 Months to Go Before We Get Married?

June 21st, 2018

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

Documenting proof of the genuine nature of your relationship is a condition precedent to the grant of a dependant visa with the burden of proof decreasing the longer you have been married. Consequently, the newer your relationship / marriage the greater the onus is on you to satisfy ImmD that this relationship does not exist […]

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What Is the Bare Minimum Income & Accommodation Arrangements to Suitably Sponsor a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

April 28th, 2018

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

Today’s question relates how the Hong Kong Immigration Department respond to requests for dependant visas from permanent resident sponsors, particularly those families who are relocating back to Hong Kong some years after the marriage commenced overseas. QUESTION Thank you for your wonderful website! My wife and I are planning on applying for a Dependant visa […]

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Should You Ever Get Married Just for Hong Kong Visa Purposes?

July 20th, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 12 responses

The answer is no – you should never get married just for Hong Kong visa purposes! But if you are in a genuine, long-standing, loving committed relationship and potentially forced apart due to an unexpected, or involuntary relocation to Hong Kong for work purposes and marriage was an inevitability anyway, then… QUESTION I am a […]

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Foreign Nationals Working in Hong Kong – Getting Married, Changing Visas & the Immigration Status of Children Born Here Subsequently

February 18th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

So, what are the immigration implications of getting married and then having children in Hong Kong if you are a temporary resident presently holding an employment visa? QUESTION Hi, Can you please help with a few questions? 1. I am getting married next month and would like to cancel my employment visa through my employer, […]

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Is it Better to Apply for Your Visa Before or After You Move to Hong Kong?

November 27th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 20 responses

This is an important question! As a matter of fact there are some types of Hong Kong immigration status where the rules are very strict about where you have to be on the day your application is formally submitted. For example, if you are applying for permanent residency, then you MUST be physically in Hong […]

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Waiting-in-the-Wings: The Typical Experience of a Foreign National Spouse in the Hong Kong Visa Application Process

May 4th, 2013

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Family Visas, VG Front Page / 7 responses

If you and your family are relocating to Hong Kong with your spouse’s job and he (or his employer) is responsible for organizing the visas for you and your children, what can you expect of the process? Firstly, the dependant visas which you and the children secure flow on naturally from your spouse’s principal employment […]

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I Have Been Made Redundant But My Wife is Working – Can We Swap Our Hong Kong Employment and Spouse Visas Around So I Can Become Her Dependant in Hong Kong?

February 27th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

It’s a situation that seems to happen all too frequently these days, especially in the banking sector. Can a married couple, both working, effectively swap their Hong Kong employment and spouse visas around? QUESTION Thank you for all your insight to the working of the Hong Kong Immigration Department that I find very useful. I do […]

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What Type of Visa Do You Think You Need for Hong Kong?

February 1st, 2013

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 11 responses

It is important to understand that Hong Kong is quite different, from an immigration perspective, than most other jurisdictions as residence visas are only available to foreign nationals to accommodate their specific reason for wishing to live in Hong Kong. There are no ‘quality of life’ immigration programmes here like there are in countries such […]

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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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