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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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Musing

How & Why Hong Kong Seeks to Attract Foreign National Talent

May 1st, 2019

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

 Why Hong Kong Seeks to Attract Foreign National Talent? Globalization has led to a seemingly endless trend of migration of people around the world. This includes the international movement of highly skilled workers, including specialists, researchers, business executives, managers and inter-company transferees. Much of the motivation on the part of these professionals is the allure […]

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60 Second Snapshot'

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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Musing

IT’S OFFICIAL: The Quality Mainland Migrant Admission Scheme – 77% of All QMAS Visas Go to Chinese Nationals!

January 2nd, 2013

Posted by / in Musing, Special Programmes, VG Front Page / 6 responses

Last week, just before the end of the year, the Government of the HKSAR put out a flurry of information on the performance of the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme since its inception six years ago. Since 2006 and up to last month, the Hong Kong Immigration Department had received 8,553 QMAS applications and approved 2,392. […]

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Musing

10 Must Have Resources for a Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Visa Application

December 27th, 2012

Posted by / in Musing, Resource, Special Programmes / 17 responses

The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is the jeckyll and hyde visa programme of the Hong Kong Immigration Department. At once, it is a tremendous addition to the various visa options available to intending foreign national residents of the HKSAR and is warmly welcomed. However (truth be known) in the final analysis it is not much […]

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Musing

Finally the HKID Shed Some Light on What Constitutes ‘Talent’ in a QMAS Application (3 Case Studies’ Video)

December 18th, 2012

Posted by / in Musing, Special Programmes / 5 responses

Either the Hong Kong Immigration Department are ‘on the sell’ or word has finally gotten back to them that its time to let prospective applicants under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme know something of the calibre and credentials of  people who pass muster and are successful in securing a QMAS visa. As you may know, […]

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Musing

How to Stop Worrying About Your Hong Kong Visa & Start Applying!

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / 15 responses

Everyone, at some point during their time in Hong Kong, has had to deal with the hassle of visas down at the Immigration Department in Wanchai. First, you have to get the damn thing, and then you need to extend it. Before long  (maybe) you’ll change employers, possibly start a new business, get  divorced, have […]

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Hadley Says

Can I Apply for a Residence Visa for Hong Kong While I Am Visiting?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 2 responses

In making your decision about making your Hong Kong residence visa application from inside or outside of Hong Kong you really need to consider: • That some types of visa applications such as Mainland Talents and Permanent Residency require you to be specifically inside or outside of Hong Kong when you apply but for most […]

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Your Questions Answered

Realistically, What is the Minimum Number of Points for a Shot at a QMAS Approval?

April 21st, 2012

Posted by / in Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 12 responses

The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme attracts a lot of interest from the Asian subcontinent, ostensibly because of the ‘if-you-don’t-try-you’ll-never-know’  nature of the programme along with the facts that it costs next to nothing in official fees to apply (compared with, say, Australia where you seemingly have to mortgage your first born in fees to the […]

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