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Musing

Hong Kong Visitors No Longer Get Visa Stamps In Their Passports

March 24th, 2013

Posted by / in Musing, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

As of March 19, 2013 the Hong Kong Immigration Department have changed the way they process and record Visitors entering into Hong Kong. According to the blurb put out on the ImmD website… “..all arriving visitors at immigration control points will be issued with landing slips in lieu of stamping on their travel documents. The […]

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Musing

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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Your Questions Answered

Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visas No Longer Available to British National Trailing Life Partners

January 24th, 2013

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

It has recently become apparent that British Citizens can no longer receive Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visas to stay in Hong Kong with their defacto spouses and Life Partners… Update: the issue remains open, after all… QUESTION Hi I moved here with my partner two years ago for his job and since then have been […]

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Musing

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – Jan 2013

January 15th, 2013

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing / 1 response

Phil @ RTHK very kindly had me back in the hot seat on Monday and, no sooner had I sat down, he had us off to the races. We talked a great deal about the Right of Abode and the Right to Land today – and also prolonged visitor visa for a Defacto Spouse. You […]

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Hadley Says

The Reality Behind the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s “4 Weeks” Visa Application Consideration Time Frame

January 3rd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 61 responses

When you make most any type of Hong Kong visa or immigration application, you will find yourself in the Hong Kong ID’s infamous 4 Weeks Zone. You see, the Immigration Department cite that they need 4 weeks to finalise an application once they have received from you all of the documents they need to  decide […]

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Musing

A Harsh Decision – Why the Hong Kong Immigration Department Will Not Give My Client a Prolonged Visitor Visa

December 6th, 2012

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

I’ve written lots and lots previously about same sex partner visa applications for Hong Kong. To recap, same sex partners who are in a loving committed life partner relationship and who have cohabited previously prior to their relocation here, can expect that the ‘trailing spouse’ will go on to procure a prolonged visitor visa in […]

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Case Studies

Hong Kong Employment & Same Sex Partner Visas – A Joint Application Strategy

April 13th, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas, Family Visas / 14 responses

 Our clients were a same sex partner couple from Australia. Susan was a Forex trader working for a boutique trading concern in Sydney and her Life Partner, Judith, owned and operated a small graphics design firm. Susan was a senor executive in her employer’s organisation and had been tasked with relocating to Hong Kong to […]

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