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How Important Are Photographs When Documenting Relationship Bona Fides in a Same Sex Partner Visa Application for Hong Kong?

January 31st, 2017

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

It’s quite rare in most types of family visa applications that a single supporting document will definitively determine success or refusal. Of course, if you claim to be married or a legal parent (for example) and seeking a legal dependant’s visa, marriage and birth certificates are an absolute prerequisite to establish proof of legal relationship. But […]

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Can I Study then Get Married All Whilst Holding a Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsored by a Company I No Longer Work For?

January 20th, 2017

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

This post was first published on December 2, 2012 Life in Hong Kong throws up many new opportunities and this question seeks to understand the implications for 7 years continuous residency in respect of an eventual right of abode application where an overall switch over in life plans sees a lady intending to relinquish her […]

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How Hard is it to Transfer From a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa to a Full Employment Visa?

November 15th, 2016

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

You know how it is… you arrive in Hong Kong for a year of fun and adventure and then you want to stay… QUESTION Hi there! I’m an Australian citizen in Hong Kong, working under a working holiday visa which only permits me to work 3 months per employer. Is the only way around this […]

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The Challenge of Visa Approvability for Freelance Writers & Reporters in Hong Kong

October 19th, 2016

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

Freelancers in Hong Kong are often faced with a round-pegs-in-square-holes visa situation that is not easily resolved. This post attempts to deal with the challenge of visa approvability for these people and shed some light on what is actually do-able from an immigration perspective. QUESTION I am currently a full-time reporter in Hong Kong, I […]

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Hong Kong Working Visas – Is it Possible to Build a New Business Here Relying Solely on Highly Specialist Foreign National Skills and Talent?

September 14th, 2016

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

Hong Kong working visas – what would the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of  a new, highly specialised business who’s fundamental ability to exist was driven by the need to import unique foreign national skills and talent? QUESTION Hi Steve, two questions really (the 2nd one stemming from me hearing you on RTHK Radio 3 […]

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How Can an Overseas Company Temporarily Sponsor Hong Kong Employment Visa Permissions?

August 24th, 2016

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

A frequently experienced conundrum. How can a foreign company temporarily sponsor Hong Kong employment visa permissions for its employees and contractors who need to work here in pursuit of a commercial arrangement which is of an indefinite or fixed duration here? QUESTION How can one visit and deliver short-term (typically 1-5 days duration) training courses […]

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Is it Legal for Company B to Hire Me Away from Company A (Assuming No Local Can Fill the Vacancy) & Apply For a New Hong Kong Work Visa Before the First Expires?

August 21st, 2016

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

New Hong Kong work visa? This question has a straightforward answer which has been addressed quite a few times previously on this Blog but it was asked in such a novel away it made me realize that not everyone views Hong Kong immigration through the lens that I have carried with me for 20 years! […]

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Will a Short Period of Time Away From Hong Kong Break My Continuity of Residence for My Eventual Right of Abode Application?

August 16th, 2016

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

Short period of time away from Hong Kong break my continuity of residence? Sometimes, continuity of ordinary residence can inadvertently be broken due to factors outside of your control… QUESTION I recently graduated from a Hong Kong university after 2 years of permanent study. Due to circumstances I had to return to my home country […]

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Can a Non-Graduate Get a Hong Kong Work Visa to Work as a Language Teacher?

May 11th, 2016

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

Hong Kong  work visa to work as a language teacher but no degree? The challenge of securing a Hong Kong work visa for language teachers is rife with contradictions. This question speak to what might work in the very unusual set of circumstances posed. QUESTION “Hi, one of my friends has just recommended you guys […]

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How to Get a Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Approved – The Inside Scoop – Passing the Approvability Test

March 5th, 2016

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

On December 10, 2015 I gave a talk at Centre O Connect in Sheung wan setting out the nitty gritty of the Hong Kong entrepreneur visa since the implementation of the Enhancement Measures on May 6, 2015. In this segment, I discuss what it takes to get approved for a Hong Kong entrepreneur visa under […]

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