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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Official Video – Almost 10 Minutes of “Why Bother”?

May 4th, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 4 responses

The Hong Kong Immigration Department official video was released in June of 2012. As of the date of this post, their video had 35,000 views. This video is a typical government work of art – which begs the question as to why they produced it in the first place? Lots of smiling faces, stirring music […]

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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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The Impact of Brain Drain on Hong Kong and Resulting Immigration Policy Development

April 12th, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 5 responses

First Published On May 25, 2012 The Impact of Brain Drain on Hong Kong: the term “brain drain” first appeared in 1957 in a novel called Atlas Shrugged and the term refers to the loss of skilled researchers, analysts, the accomplished and the talented – for political, industrial and social reasons. It’s currently frequently utilized […]

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The Industry Secret Most Hong Kong Immigration Consultants Don’t Want You to Discover

March 8th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 30 responses

First Published December 14, 2012 [Looking around furtively…] Shussh… You are probably paying too much for your Hong Kong visa service. It’s true, and here’s the reason why. Your ‘easy’ Hong Kong visa application costs just as much as a ‘hard’ or ‘very hard’ case – yet your visa services provider does not distinguish them. […]

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Case Studies

How A Hong Kong Employment Visa Application Can Go Completely Wrong if You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

November 25th, 2017

Posted by / in Case Study, Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals / 21 responses

How a Hong Kong employment visa application can go completely wrong! Last week, a very good client of ours asked if I would be prepared to take a look at the file of an applicant who had been denied an employment visa a few weeks previously.   First Published on  October 3, 2012 This applicant […]

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Your Questions Answered

What Will the Immigration Department Make of a Third Party Objection to An Application for a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

February 12th, 2017

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Objection to an application for a Hong Kong investment visa? Revenge is a dish best eaten cold, as they say. So, can an application for a Hong Kong investment visa be negatively impacted by the fact of a debt outstanding to a disgruntled creditor – or can it at least be used as a point […]

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2015 Hong Kong Immigration Policy Update – Earthquake or Tremor?

March 6th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes / No responses

On February 10, 2015 I gave a talk at www.centreo.hk on my interpretation of the immigration policy changes announced by CY Leung earlier in January. In this final segment I ponder whether the changes slated are essentially good, bad or indifferent for the average visa applicant… More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting 2015 […]

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Interview: Do You Think that IANG Allows a Loophole for Foreign Graduates to Game the Immigration System Here?

October 16th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 8 responses

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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Foreign National Entrepreneurs Starting Up in Hong Kong or China – Where is Better for Visas?

October 2nd, 2013

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 2 responses

   Image Courtesy of China Daily Mail Paul Bischoff recently laid bare the visa and immigration problems which entrepreneurs (and intending foreign national residents generally for that matter) face when seeking to set up in China in this provocative piece in TechinAsia.com (read the comments especially). China has always been a hard place to meet any level of […]

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Interview: In Real Terms What is the Difference Between the General Employment Policy and the Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme?

September 27th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes / 12 responses

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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