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

June 19th, 2018

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

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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I Have a PRC National Spouse Resident on the Mainland – Can She Get a Dependant Visa for Hong Kong?

June 17th, 2018

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

The question of immigration status for mainland resident spouses of current or aspiring Hong Kong residents is a bit of a hot potato. As this PodCast answer sets out, there is a dual track system in place in the immigration system which makes for winners and losers – and for once, those with the Right […]

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Work Ended – What Visa Options Do You Have to Stay in Hong Kong For Another 2 Years to Get Your Permanent Residency?

June 15th, 2018

Posted in Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

First Published October 14, 2012 This is a popular topic that people query our websites about, so it’s timely that we received this question out of the blue yesterday. In my answer I refer to the following content resources: QMAS, Dependant Visa, Business Investment Visa. QUESTION “I have been working in HK since 2007 on […]

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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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Work in Hong Kong for 5 Years – Leave for 2 – Then Return – Will I Lose My Continuous Residence for PR Purposes?

June 10th, 2018

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

It happens a lot. You stay and work in Hong Kong for 3, 4, 5 years and get over the hump en route to the magic 7 years needed for a Permanent Identity Card. Then you find yourself having to spend time away from Hong Kong to further your career, education or due to special […]

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

June 7th, 2018

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

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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Can You Freelance or Start Your Own Business Under a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa?

June 4th, 2018

Posted in Investment Visas, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

Can you freelance or start your own business under a Hong Kong working holiday visa? The working holiday visa for Hong Kong is designed for certain types of employment activity – but does this include freelance work or starting or your own business? QUESTION Hi I have recently moved to Hong Kong with my partner […]

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