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

April 24th, 2017

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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Is There Such an Animal as a Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor?

March 9th, 2017

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

Hong Kong Employment Visa for an Independant Contractor? The General Employment Policy anticipates that foreign national Professionals seeking to work in Hong Kong are subject to a formal employer-employee relationship. So what’s the situation if the employer wants to engage you as a contractor? Is it do-able? QUESTION Dear Stephen,  I got a working visa […]

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Can I Use the Impending Expiry of My Hong Kong Work Visa as a Way to Force the Early Termination of My Employment Contract?

February 10th, 2017

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

In the final analysis, this question is really about employment law which I am not qualified to answer (I’m an immigration guy). However, it does afford an opportunity for a discussion about extending an employment visa when there’s only the notice period remaining on a subsisting employment contract. QUESTION I am an Australian expat, currently […]

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Why & How The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Getting A Lot Tougher Now – Documentation Authenticity

December 12th, 2016

Posted in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

On June 14,2016 I gave a talk at WYND Co-Working Space in Lan Kwai Fong on the topic of why and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department are getting a lot tougher now in the wake of the Audit Commission Report Number 66 released to ImmD in April and made public in June. This sixth […]

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Why & How The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Getting A Lot Tougher Now – Hong Kong Labour Market Testing & Salaries

December 8th, 2016

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

On June 14,2016 I gave a talk at WYND Co-Working Space in Lan Kwai Fong on the topic of why and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department are getting a lot tougher now in the wake of the Audit Commission Report Number 66 released to ImmD in April and made public in June. This is […]

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Why & How The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Getting A Lot Tougher Now – GEP & ASMTP Processing Times

December 6th, 2016

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

On June 14,2016 I gave a talk at WYND Co-Working Space in Lan Kwai Fong on the topic of why and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department are getting a lot tougher now in the wake of the Audit Commission Report Number 66 released to ImmD in April and made public in June. This is […]

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Half Way Through the Process, is it Possible to Cancel One Hong Kong Employment Visa Application to Start a Second One Instead?

October 25th, 2016

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

It sometimes happens that 2 job offers emerge in quick succession and you prefer to accept the 2nd one but the visa application for the first one has already started. So what happens in a situation like this? QUESTION I am currently in Hong Kong and about to sign a contract with a company who […]

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What Chance is There That ImmD Will Grant a Visa to a Foreign National Who Previously Overstayed in Hong Kong by Five-And-A-Half Years?

October 22nd, 2016

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

Overstayed in Hong Kong for a very long time previously…? Great question this, not so much because the answer is mostly quite obvious, but because it gives me a chance to have a discussion about overstaying generally. QUESTION I was looking for a male helper and found a suitable one for our family. However, he […]

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How is My Dependant Visa Affected Under the Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme if My Sponsor Father Goes Back to China to Work?

September 22nd, 2016

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

How is your dependant visa affected under the Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme if your sponsor father is heading home?  What happens to a Hong Kong resident dependant visa holder sponsored by a parent holding a visa issued under the Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme where the parent is unlikely to remain in […]

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Musing

Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Contrived Employment?

September 9th, 2016

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

Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short piece I discuss  the old chestnut of contrived employment (fake job offers). More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting What does it mean… Twilight Zone? What does it mean… Swapping Status? What […]

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