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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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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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Your Questions Answered

I Was Convicted of a Crime and Removed From Hong Kong – How Do My Visa Options Look Now?

December 7th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 7 responses

Life in Hong Kong can throw up many challenges, none too much greater than the following: QUESTION Hello, and thank you for the opportunity to ask my question! I have questions, but I will frame my situation first. In June of this year, I made a big mistake and got in an altercation with another […]

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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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Hadley Says

What Are the Chances of Swapping from a Training Visa to an Employment Visa For the Same Employer Once the Period of Training is Over?

December 5th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 5 responses

Many foreign nationals and the companies which bring them to Hong Kong to receive or deliver training on a short term basis, believe that it is possible to go on to change over to an employment visa once the prescribed period of training has been completed. Yet 99% of all such applications are rejected by […]

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Your Questions Answered

Hong Kong Investment Visa – Case Which Would Not Get Approved Today But Will Be Approved 9 ~ 12 Months From Now

July 14th, 2012

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

This question is a really interesting one as, from an immigration perspective, it suffers from the lack of a compelling reason for the owner of the business to be able to show the Hong Kong Immigration Department that she is in a position to make a substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong – […]

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Case Studies

Hong Kong Employment Visa – When All Else Failed We Appealed to the Chief Executive – And Won!

June 23rd, 2012

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, VG Front Page / 14 responses

If an application for a case Reconsideration has played itself out without an original refusal having been overturned, where does that leave you in the appeal process? Until 1999, section 53 of the Immigration Ordinance was widely used as a means of final appeal for a large number of refused visa applicants as the mechanism […]

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Musing

What’s the Minimum Salary for a Hong Kong Employment Visa Approval?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 2 responses

This is a vexed question for many visa applicants and their employers but there is a simple rule of thumb that needs to be adhered to. The Hong Kong Immigration Department expect that a foreigner seeking employment visa permissions to work in Hong Kong will perform, at a minimum, supervisory duties under his or her […]

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Hadley Says

What’s the Basic Income of a Typical Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder?

May 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Hadley Says… / 3 responses

Many employment visa applicants and the companies which want to hire them struggle with the question of what’s the minimum salary for visa approval? The answer is quite easy really: – The target should be two hundred thousand hong kong dollars each year – This is the total value of the employment not just the […]

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