Visitor Visas

Visiting Hong Kong For Business Or Leisure

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Iranian National Studying in China – Does He Need a Visa to Visit Hong Kong?

September 18th, 2018

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There is quite often confusion surrounding the interplay between China and Hong Kong immigration laws and processes so this question from an Iranian national studying in Beijing, provides an opportunity to address this issue here on the Visa Geeza blog. QUESTION “Hi, this is Danush from Iran. I’m studying in Beijing and I plan go […]

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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 in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered /

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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Can I Come to Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa?

September 13th, 2018

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

Permitted activity under the Visitor visa category seems to be something of a grey area and in the final analysis it all boils down to the attitude of the Immigration Department for a breach of conditions of stay. However, some activities are self-evidently ‘employment‘ in nature and the answer to this questions addresses it squarely. […]

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Can I Come to Hong Kong as Visitor, Find a Job, Then Change to an Employment Visa?

August 10th, 2018

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Down the years a great many foreign nationals arrive in Hong Kong as visitors ‘on spec’ and are able to successfully change their immigration status in order for them to take up employment when a job offer manifests itself here. This question discusses this very issue and provides the answer that a lot of people […]

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Is It Possible to Get an Extension to My Hong Kong Visitor Visa to Stay With My Girlfriend Here?

June 25th, 2018

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Sometimes people have solid, genuine reasons for spending extended periods of time in Hong Kong with a Hong Kong visitor visa as in the case of this question from a Kiwi who wants to spent time with his girlfriend here. But the patience of the Hong Kong Immigration Department can extend only so far and […]

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Long Term Business Visit to Hong Kong – Do I Need an Employment Visa?

June 19th, 2018

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With Hong Kong having such a liberal visa-upon-arrival regime (with more than 160 nationalities being granted permission to visit for between 7 and 180 days – depending on which passport you carry), it is understandable that there is confusion as to what is permitted activity if you are a ‘business visitor’ in the HKSAR. This […]

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Will the Hong Kong Immigration Department Extend Your Visitor Visa if You Ask Them To?

June 13th, 2018

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I have received 2 questions on the topic of ‘long stay’ visitor visas and the extension possibilities in the last 24 hours so am taking the opportunity to merge them into a single answer here. QUESTION “Hi, I think I could use some of your quality advice. My situation seems to be quite complicated, so I […]

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