Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Topics
I Was Convicted of a Crime and Removed From Hong Kong – How Do My Visa Options Look Now?
Life in Hong Kong can throw up many challenges, none too much greater than the following: QUESTION Hello, and thank you for the opportunity to ask my question! I have questions, but I will frame my situation first. In June of this year, I made a big mistake and got in an altercation with another […]
Sometimes Large Employers Experience Hong Kong Employment Visa Refusals Too – Why Might This Be So?
Most sizeable employers in Hong Kong have in house expertise when it comes to applying for employment visas for their foreign national staff. And, unless they specifically outsource their immigration service needs to professional advisors, they are typically very comfortable in making and managing work visa applications when the need arises. But sometimes, these applications […]
Why Do Hong Kong Investment Visas Get Denied?
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 […]
The Merits of Applying for a Reconsideration of a Refused Hong Kong Visa Application
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? […]
The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Out to Deny – Not Approve – Visa Applications (Aren’t They?)
It is often said that the Hong Kong Immigration Department are out to refuse visa applications rather than approve them. Nothing could be further from the truth. The HKID have a huge job of work administering the population records and immigration status needs of our fine city and it is churlish to anticipate that they […]
Losing Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status Due to Studies Abroad – A Family’s Dilemma
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. […]
Hong Kong Employment Visa – When All Else Failed We Appealed to the Chief Executive – And Won!
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 […]
Hong Kong Investment Visas – 3 Case Examples Which Would Not Get Approved
The Hong Kong investment visa approvability test is extremely onerous when compared to other Hong Kong visa categories. Brand new businesses which do pass the test and end up supporting the investment visa of the entreprenuer owner are often really ‘slam dunk’ cases. This tends to mean that, so long as the investor has a solid […]