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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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7 Years Residence in Hong Kong Under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme – What Permanent Residency Options Exist?

August 6th, 2018

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme has been a god send for reasonably well off people who have always fancied the idea of residence in Hong Kong but who were reluctant to start an operating business to be able to accomplish this. The following question raises the issue of how to disentangle yourself from the visa, […]

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7 Years Residence in Hong Kong Under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme – What Permanent Residency Options Exist?

June 27th, 2018

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme  was a god send for reasonably well off people who have always fancied the idea of residence in Hong Kong but who were reluctant to start an operating business to be able to accomplish this. The following question raises the issue of how to disentangle yourself from the visa, releasing […]

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Losing Your Right of Abode in Hong Kong & Then Using eChannels

June 7th, 2018

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QUESTION “Can I ask a simple question – do you know of anyone (not Chinese) who has actually lost the right of abode after 36 months absence? I do know the theory and the provisions in the Ordinance but how about in practice? I ask because my (Australian) daughter may have lost hers after 38 […]

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Hong Kong Unconditional Stay – A Practical Guide (Business Immigration to Hong Kong)

December 4th, 2014

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing, Resource / No responses

Hong Kong unconditional stay plays a lesser yet still important role in immigration status to acquire in the HKSAR today… On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. In this section of the talk, I talk about  the Hong Kong unconditional stay and when it […]

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Why is the Right of Abode in Hong Kong Much Better than ‘Mere’ Unconditional Stay?

September 13th, 2014

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / No responses

On May 29, 2014  I gave a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. The following question was asked: Why it is better to have the right of abode in Hong Kong rather than just unconditional stay? More Stuff You May Find Interesting or Useful Will I still qualify for the right […]

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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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Has the Hong Kong Immigration Department Tightened Up On Applicants With Criminal Records Recently?

April 15th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

The question of criminal records and how they impact on Hong Kong visa applications keeps cropping up… QUESTION Hi, I have previously lived in Hong Kong, once as a student so obviously held a student visa and then a couple of years later working there so had an employment visa. I’m a Canadian citizen and […]

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What’s the difference between Unconditional Stay and Permanent Residence in Hong Kong?

March 28th, 2014

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

When would unconditional stay be an appropriate Hong Kong immigration status as opposed to the right of abode and, in any event, what’s the difference? QUESTION We’re considering to apply for a business investment visa, but we don’t really intend to live in Hong Kong in the near future. If our application gets approved, we’ll […]

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Do You Need to Spend a Minimum Number of Days Per Year in Hong Kong In Order to Maintain a Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Visa?

February 27th, 2014

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

Does the rationale of the CIES dictate that you spend a certain amount of time in the HKSAR each year in order not to lose the status?  QUESTION After grant of  a Capital Investment Entrant Scheme visa, say if you live overseas, how many days/weeks or months/year, will you have to prove you have stayed […]

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