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May 2018

What Can be Said to Constitute ‘Ordinary Residence’ for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Right of Abode Application?

Posted in Long Stay & PR, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

This post was first published on December 9, 2012. The question of what constitutes ‘ordinary residence’ in the determination of a Hong Kong right of abode application for a 7 year foreign national resident, can, ultimately, only be settled by the Court. The Hong Kong Immigration Department have their own means of assessing whether an […]

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14

May 2018

How Does a Prior Bankruptcy Impact on Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

Posted in Employment Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

Will previous financial difficulties experienced ‘in another life’ outside of Hong Kong impact on your ability to secure an employment visa here? QUESTION I’ve dreamed of living in Hong Kong for much of my life, but I have a bankruptcy in my past and don’t know if it will affect my plans to find a […]

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12

May 2018

My Hong Kong Visa Application Was Closed by ImmD After Correspondence Was Lost – What Happens Now?

Posted in Refusals & Appeals, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

Sometimes, correspondence gets lost and ImmD might close an application believing it has been abandoned when they hear nothing further from an applicant. Meanwhile, the applicant is on tenterhooks awaiting the outcome. What can you do to rectify this ultimate disconnect? QUESTION The company that is sponsoring me applied for an employment visa for me […]

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09

May 2018

Introducing: Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS)

Posted in Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

HOT OFF THE PRESS Yesterday, ImmD announced a new immigration Scheme designed to, allegedly, make life easier for certain types of employer who need to hire biotechnology, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, data analytics, financial technologies or material science experts AND who work and / or operate out of Hong Kong Science and Technology Park or […]

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07

May 2018

How Can a Defacto Spouse Gain Approval to Work Under a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa?

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

So, what happens if a defacto partner ‘trailing spouse’ wants to take up employment in Hong Kong under a prolonged visitor visa? Is this possible? QUESTION Hi Visa Geeza, I have been offered a job in Hong Kong and me and my de-facto partner are considering the move. Whilst the company will sponsor me,  my […]

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03

May 2018

Do I Need an Employment Visa Even if I Will be in Hong Kong for Just 2 Weeks to Complete a Consulting Assignment?

Posted in Employment Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered /

A foreign national seeking to come to Hong Kong to work, paid or unpaid, for a long or short duration, requires the permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration. QUESTION Dear Stephen Your on-line book is very clear and helpful. I just need to clarify my position – and you must get lots of […]

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30

Apr 2018

Can I Look for a Job in Hong Kong and Attend Interviews If I Only Hold a Visitor Visa?

Posted in Employment Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered /

Short and sweet this one, just as I like ‘em! QUESTION Can I look for a job in Hong Kong and attend interviews if I only hold a visitor visa? More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting Can I remain in Hong Kong as a visitor after my employment visa expires? Hong Kong visitors […]

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