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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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Is There Such An Animal As A ” Flexible Working Visa ” for Hong Kong?

July 14th, 2016

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

Like the Yeti and the Loch Ness Monster, I’ve heard mention of this mythical beast several times down the years, so I was really pleased when this question came in recently as it gives me an opportunity to slay a sacred cow or 2. QUESTION Is there a flexible work visa in Hong Kong? Because […]

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Is It Ever OK to Work Full Time in Hong Kong Without An Employment Visa – For the Hong Kong Subsidiary of An Overseas Company?

May 2nd, 2016

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

Work full time in Hong Kong without an employment visa ? This is a bit of a hoary old chestnut this question but a really important one nonetheless so I am grateful to the questioner for posing it. QUESTION Hi there, My Hong Kong employment visa application has just been refused. My company who are […]

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Please Don’t Ask Me To Advise You On How To Break Hong Kong Immigration Law!

February 11th, 2016

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

I get loads of great questions to answer and it’s my genuine pleasure to help. Sometimes, though, people don’t appreciate what it is they are actually asking me to be a party to when they seek my advice via our websites.. So please don’t ask me to advise you on how to break Hong Kong […]

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Why Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala Was Denied Entry Into Hong Kong Today

January 28th, 2016

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

In the next 24 hours, you’ll hear a lot of noise about why this French maverick was denied entry into Hong Kong today. Putting aside the controversy surrounding his material and also his political views, there is a solid immigration justification for ImmD to refuse him entry. They had reasonable grounds to suspect that he […]

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You Accidentally Overstay Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Yet Need to Change Employer – What Happens Now?

February 8th, 2015

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

Accidentally overstay your Hong Kong employment visa?- What happens to you when  seek to change your employment visa sponsor but realise you have accidentally let your current visa expire without seeking an extension of stay? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I ended my employment in Hong Kong at the beginning of January. I looked for work and […]

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QOTW: Do I Really Need an Employment Visa if I Get 6 Months’ Visitor Status Upon Arrival & Intend to Work in Hong Kong for a Maximum of 2 Weeks?

February 16th, 2014

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

Is it ever legal to work in Hong Kong – especially on a short term basis – without the permission of the Director of Immigration?..

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Does Volunteering for a Good Cause Represent Unpaid Work Which Requires the Specific Permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration?

October 24th, 2013

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

The law in Hong Kong is clear – work, paid or unpaid requires the permission of the Director of Immigration – but what about charity..

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As a Visitor Living in Hong Kong Do You Need to Get An Investment Visa if You Freelance Here But All Your Income is Sourced Overseas?

August 21st, 2013

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

  What is the law about visitors working in Hong Kong as freelancers but not engaging in the local economy? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I’ve lived..

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Can I Study Online for a UK Tertiary Qualification while Staying in Hong Kong as a Visitor?

August 3rd, 2013

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

This question gets to the heart of permitted activity as a Visitor and the ability to remain here on an indefinite basis on that status…

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