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Apr 2017

Can You Use the Foreign Domestic Helper Visa to Employ Your Mother in Hong Kong?

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

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are not especially receptive to what can appear to be family reunion via the back door… Can you use the Foreign Domestic Helper visa to employ your mother in Hong Kong? QUESTION Hello, My wife and I are on work visas in Hong Kong and are expecting a baby in […]

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Apr 2017

How Can My Chinese Girlfriend and I Create the Immigration Circumstances to Allow Us to Relocate to a New Life Together in Hong Kong?

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

Being a Chinese national resident on the Mainland makes it difficult to relocate to Hong Kong… QUESTION I’m a British and Australian citizen (dual nationality) living in Australia and I have a mainland Chinese girlfriend, presently living in China. We wish to move to Hong Kong to live together and I want to start a […]

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Apr 2017

Can a Foreign Domestic Helper Working in Hong Kong for 30 Years Automatically Secure the Right of Abode After Marrying a Hong Kong Permanent Resident?

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

The question of right of abode for FDH’s in Hong Kong is a wound that continues to bleed… QUESTION If a Philippine domestic helper has been in Hong Kong continuously for 30 years can she obtain permanent residency after marrying a foreign (British) permanent resident? If not, can she remain in Hong Kong under any […]

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Apr 2017

Are There Any Realistic Long-Term Visa Options for Out-of-Work Foreign Domestic Helpers Seeking to Remain in Hong Kong With Their Boyfriends?

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

Long-term visa options for out-of-work Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong? This scenario play itself out frequently enough here in Hong Kong that it is worthy of an answer and I am grateful to the reader for raising the question – so here we go… QUESTION My girl friend is an Indonesian domestic helper who […]

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Apr 2017

Can I Actually Submit a Hong Kong Same Sex Partner Visa Application Via the Extension of Stay Process These Days?

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

Hong Kong same sex partner visa application – changes as to how ImmD consider extension of stay applications effectively mean that same sex partner visa applications need to be submitted on an entry visa basis using form ID1003 A/B and not via the ID91. QUESTION First, can you please clarify what form/s should be submitted […]

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Apr 2017

Can I Still Sponsor a Hong Kong Dependant Visa for My New Wife If I Hold an Employment Visa But Am Presently Between Jobs?

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

What will ImmD make of an application to sponsor a dependant visa by a Hong Kong employment visa holding foreign national who doesn’t presently have a job here? QUESTION I am in between jobs (currently on an employment visa in Hong Kong) and plan to get married soon (outside HK). I would like to arrange […]

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Apr 2017

As a Hong Kong Work Visa Holder, If I Own Shares in a Company Here Will It Disqualify Me From Getting a Student Visa?

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

Hong Kong being the dynamic ‘all-things-to-all-people’ type of place it is, oftentimes, certain life circumstances here throw up immigration challenges that need to be considered carefully to ensure that you do not inadvertently run afoul of the law and end up doing things that are no commensurate with your formal conditions of stay. This question […]

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