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Is It a Good or a Bad Sign That the HKID Keep Coming Back With Further Requests for Information?

June 21st, 2019

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

This question seeks to understand what you should make of repeat requests for information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (HKID) during the course of your visa application. QUESTION “Good day. In the course of what would appear to be a straightforward application, two sets of requests for further information have been sent by the […]

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Eligibility Criteria for the Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa Scheme

April 9th, 2019

Posted by / in Musing, Special Programmes / 41 responses

Image: dontstopliving.net The Hong Kong working holiday visa programme first came into play in April 2001 and is meant to aid cultural and education exchanges between HK and those nations who take part on a bi-lateral basis. Participants in the Hong Kong Working Holiday Scheme are not permitted to engage in permanent employment and should […]

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Is It a Good or a Bad Sign That the HKID Keep Coming Back With Further Requests for Information?

September 16th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

This question seeks to understand what you should make of repeat requests for information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (HKID) during the course of your visa application. QUESTION “Good day. In the course of what would appear to be a straightforward application, two sets of requests for further information have been sent by the […]

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Losing Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status Due to Studies Abroad – A Family’s Dilemma

August 20th, 2018

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / No responses

Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status? One of the more upsetting parts of being a Hong Kong immigration consultant is learning that one family member alone, due to an unfortunate combination of circumstances, finds herself the odd one out by not having been able to correctly manage her visa status here – and all, essentially, through […]

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Work Ended – What Visa Options Do You Have to Stay in Hong Kong For Another 2 Years to Get Your Permanent Residency?

June 15th, 2018

Posted by / in Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 1 response

First Published October 14, 2012 This is a popular topic that people query our websites about, so it’s timely that we received this question out of the blue yesterday. In my answer I refer to the following content resources: QMAS, Dependant Visa, Business Investment Visa. QUESTION “I have been working in HK since 2007 on […]

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The 7 Things to Tell Your Employer About Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship

January 15th, 2016

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas / 8 responses

If you have a job offer in hand and now need to secure an employment visa, just how much help can you expect from your prospective employer? Sponsors of Hong Kong employment visas may actually have no idea of what’s expected of them so this short video sets it all out in just 7 points. More […]

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Work Ended – What Visa Options Do You Have to Stay in Hong Kong For Another 2 Years to Get Your Permanent Residency?

September 8th, 2012

Posted by / in Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

This is a popular topic that people query our websites about, so it’s timely that we received this question out of the blue yesterday. In my answer I refer to the following content resources: QMAS, Dependant Visa, Business Investment Visa. QUESTION “I have been working in HK since 2007 on a working visa, which expired […]

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If I Am an Overseas Chinese and My Mother Holds a HKSAR Passport and a PHKID Card Do I Have the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

July 31st, 2012

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 9 responses

The question of permanent residency in Hong Kong is one of the most complex areas of immigration practice and this question is helpful in that it speaks to the situation of ethnically Chinese foreign nationals with Hong Kong parentage. QUESTION “I am a mother of three children. I hold a Permanent Hong Kong Identity card […]

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Losing Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status Due to Studies Abroad – A Family’s Dilemma

July 2nd, 2012

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

One of the more upsetting parts of being a Hong Kong immigration consultant is learning that one family member alone, due to an unfortunate combination of circumstances, finds herself the odd one out by not having been able to correctly manage her visa status here – and all, essentially, through no fault of her own. […]

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My Employment Visa Expires Before My Change of Employer Application Will be Finalised – Help!

June 6th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

It can be an administrative nightmare when you find yourself in such a state of limbo. However, if you have no need to leave Hong Kong pending the outcome of your change of sponsorship application, ImmD have a very practical solution – assuming you submit your application to change employers BEFORE your current limit of […]

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