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Which is Better – Apply for a Hong Kong Investment Visa Directly or for an Employment Visa First then after Approval Become a Shareholder in Your Own Business?

October 21st, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

It hardly matters how you skin this cat, ImmD will approach it in exactly the same way… as a new business situation. QUESTION I plan to start a business with three other partners. Two of these are Hong Kong permanent residents and one of them is in the same situation as myself: recently unemployed and […]

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In Hong Kong is it Possible to Get an Employment Visa to Work For Yourself and Also a Full Time Employer Both at the Same Time?

October 15th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 1 response

How can you have your cake AND eat it in Hong Kong – working for both yourself AND also a third party employer at the same time? QUESTION Hi, I’ve read (or I think I read) that with an employee visa we can transform it to an investor visa with the agreement of the employer. […]

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Will Performance-Based Equity Compensation Suffice Instead of a Cash Salary for A Hong Kong Employment Visa?

July 8th, 2017

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

No one has asked me this type of question about compensation for employees for about 15 years now so I’m grateful to the questioner for raising it as she did. QUESTION I have successfully registered a business and been awarded an investment visa in Hong Kong. The company is a start up with limited capital […]

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Why & How The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Getting A Lot Tougher Now – Collection of Relevant Data

December 19th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing / 4 responses

On June 14,2016 I gave a talk at WYND Co-Working Space in Lan Kwai Fong on the topic of why and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department are getting a lot tougher now in the wake of the Audit Commission Report Number 66 released to ImmD in April and made public in June. This 9th […]

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Hong Kong Investment Visa – The 3 Legs of the Application Approvability Stool

April 19th, 2016

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 9 responses

I am often asked the question ‘can I freelance’ in Hong Kong or ‘what’s the minimum’ needed to anticipate an approval as an Entrepreneur for a Hong Kong investment visa. This short video lays out how to corral your thinking if you wish to start your own business in Hong Kong and need the permission […]

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10 Must-Have Resources for Any Hong Kong Investment Visa Application

February 2nd, 2016

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing, Resource, VG Front Page / 93 responses

If you are intending to make an application for a Hong Kong investment visa, you’re going to need a variety of resources to manifest your intentions properly with the Immigration Department en route to your all-important visa approval. To this end, I have collected and made available ten key resources in this post, all-in one […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 13 – Trying Again… (Sigh)

February 11th, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / No responses

I have given this talk around town for the last couple of years now and so pleased to finally add it to our coverage of the Hong Kong investment visa. This segment sets out  what to do if your Hong Kong visa applications has been denied by the Hong Kong Immigration Department. The talk was graciously hosted […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 12 – Why Cases Get Denied

February 7th, 2015

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I have given this talk around town for the last couple of years now and so pleased to finally add it to our coverage of the Hong Kong investment visa. This segment sets out the typical reasons why applications are denied by the Hong Kong Immigration Department and seeks to point out in advance the pitfalls […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 10 – The Catch 22

January 29th, 2015

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I have given this talk around town for the last couple of years now and so pleased to finally add it to our coverage of the Hong Kong investment visa. This segment speaks to the proverbial issue of having started your Hong Kong business before you have received the permission of the Hong Kong Immigration Department […]

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Really Are Getting Tougher Across the Board Now…

April 16th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 3 responses

It has taken me 21 years to make this claim…  I have been practicing in Hong Kong immigration advisory matters since 1993. All down those years, I have been asked countless times “is Immigration getting harder?’ and unflinchingly I have answered ‘no’. It has always been my experience that if you have an approvable case […]

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