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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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How Long Should You Wait After a Rejected Hong Kong Employment Visa Application Before Trying Again?

September 4th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / No responses

Is there a ‘minimum waiting time’ between a rejected Hong Kong employment visa application and  then ‘trying again’? QUESTION I have a visa question, I got an offer from a recruitment company in July, they applied the working visa for me, but it got rejected by the end of August. Now I have a new offer […]

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QOTW: What Happens if My Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Extension Application is Refused?

June 19th, 2016

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

What is the story if your Hong Kong entrepreneur visa extension application is refused by the Immigration Department? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK If my Hong Kong entrepreneur visa extension application is rejected, is there a grace period after the visa expiration? If there is a grace period and during which I secure an employee visa, […]

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Can a Non-Graduate Get a Hong Kong Work Visa to Work as a Language Teacher?

May 11th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / No responses

Hong Kong  work visa to work as a language teacher but no degree? The challenge of securing a Hong Kong work visa for language teachers is rife with contradictions. This question speak to what might work in the very unusual set of circumstances posed. QUESTION “Hi, one of my friends has just recommended you guys […]

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I Have Been in Hong Kong For 2 Years as a Visitor and Have 2 Work Visa Refusals – What’s the Risk of Refused Entry Again in My Circumstances?

May 28th, 2015

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

How is the Shenzhen Shuttle impacted where there is a history of long stay visits in Hong Kong combined with multiple employment visa refusals? QUESTION Hi, I have been in Hong Kong for 2 years as a Visitor and my work visa application was denied for the second time a couple of weeks ago. My […]

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QOTW: What Happens if Your Hong Kong Investment Visa Extension Application is Refused by the Immigration Department?

April 23rd, 2015

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / No responses

So what happens if, after slogging your way through the Hong Kong investment visa extension process ImmD decide not to grant you an extension…? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Thank you for sharing great resources on the web. I have a question regarding Hong Kong investment visa extension risk. If the renewal application is rejected, is […]

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7 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Work Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – Why Cases Get Denied

March 16th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 3 responses

On November 28, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly in Hong Kong to discuss the opportunities for their graduates to go about making an application for a Hong Kong work visa without paying for any professional help. In this segment I discuss why applications get denied and what you can […]

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The Sorry Saga of Hong Kong Employment Visas for the Food & Beverage Industry Here

November 28th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / No responses

I was delighted to be invited onto the Sizzle & Fry show with Jason and Janice recently… We talked in detail about the perennial problem of staff shortages in the food and beverage industry here and why the situation never seems to get any better… More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting The Hong Kong […]

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Hong Kong Visas From 39,000 Feet @ General Assembly – So Your Application Was Refused?

November 18th, 2014

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 5 responses

On July 10, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly to give an overview talk on the opportunities for their foreign national Alumni seeking to remain in Hong Kong after graduating from their excellent programmes. This segment discussed in overview terms what you can do if your Hong Kong visa application was refused […]

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How to Go About Applying for the Reconsideration of a Refused Hong Kong Visa Application

November 28th, 2013

Posted by / in Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 21 responses

The HKID will only entertain an application for a Reconsideration of a decision to refuse an application if there is significant additional, new information adding weight to the original application or relevant and important new facts which have come to light since the refusal – with comprehensive verifying documentation to support. This means that you […]

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