Reconsideration

Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Topics

Musing

Relocating to Hong Kong For Work or Business – The Visa Question (Introduction)

September 10th, 2013

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

On June 13 I was invited to address the 2013 Monaco Trade Delegation to Hong Kong & China on the question of visas to live and work in Hong Kong. The Delegation was hosted by my good friends at Rosemont Hong Kong and I covered in a total of 50 minutes the whole sweep of employment […]

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Musing

Interview: Is the Hong Kong Immigration Department Website Actually Fit For Purpose?

August 8th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 16 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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60 Second Snapshot'

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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Why Do Hong Kong Investment Visas Get Denied?

September 20th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, VG Front Page / 19 responses

The approvability  test for a Hong Kong investment visa is that you have to show you are in a position to make a substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong. If you can do this through the calibre of your business plan and the manifest strength of your investment visa application then you can […]

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The Merits of Applying for a Reconsideration of a Refused Hong Kong Visa Application

September 10th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Refusals & Appeals / 8 responses

The saying goes that a lawyer who represents himself in court has a fool for a client. The same could be said for a refused visa applicant who remains serious about his residence prospects for Hong Kong in the wake of the HKID refusing his application for immigration status here. Why do I say this? […]

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Hadley Says

I Know the Immigration Department Website is a Black Hole for Denied Hong Kong Visa Applicants So What Can I Do Now?

August 2nd, 2012

Posted by / in Hadley Says…, Refusals & Appeals / 20 responses

So, your Hong Kong visa application has been refused, no matter the type – and the letter you received from the Immigration Department says nothing about opportunities to appeal. So you go to the Hong Kong ID website. But shock, horror, even that is silent – so what can you do now? Certain types of […]

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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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