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What Can be Said to Constitute ‘Ordinary Residence’ for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Right of Abode Application?

January 19th, 2017

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

This post was first published on December 9, 2012. The question of what constitutes ‘ordinary residence’ in the determination of a Hong Kong right of abode application for a 7 year foreign national resident, can, ultimately, only be settled by the Court. The Hong Kong Immigration Department have their own means of assessing whether an […]

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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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I Run an Internet Company Based Out of Hong Kong But Choose to Spend Most of My Time Away – Can I Get Permanent Residency in Hong Kong After 7 Years?

July 9th, 2016

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

The modern, connected economy throws up myriad ways for people to organize their lives and business affairs and, as can be seen from this great question, how might ImmD respond to an application for the Right of Abode where an internet entrepreneur bases himself here with his family but they choose to spend a considerable […]

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How Does Changing Industries Impact on Your Application to Change Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship?

May 22nd, 2016

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

Two-pronged question today starting with how to change Hong Kong employment visa sponsorship into a new job sector… QUESTION My current work visa is about to expire 5 days from now. I’ve applied for a transfer and extension simultaneously almost 4 weeks ago as I am moving to a new employer. The visa application has […]

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10 Must-Have Resources for Any Hong Kong Investment Visa Application

February 2nd, 2016

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

If you are intending to make an application for a Hong Kong investment visa, you’re going to need a variety of resources to manifest your intentions properly with the Immigration Department en route to your all-important visa approval. To this end, I have collected and made available ten key resources in this post, all-in one […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder – Join in a Side Business or Change Visa Category to a Full Investment Visa – Which is Better?

September 22nd, 2013

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

  This question raises quite a number of issues surrounding a decision to go into business for yourself in Hong Kong whilst presently holding an..

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Interview: Is the Hong Kong Immigration Website Actually Fit For Purpose?

August 8th, 2013

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over..

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Will Performance-Based Equity Compensation Suffice Instead of a Cash Salary for A Hong Kong Employment Visa?

June 26th, 2013

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

  No one has asked me this type of question about compensation for employees for about 15 years now so I’m grateful to the questioner..

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Are Such Facilities as Virtual Offices, Incubators, Serviced Offices & Co-working Spaces Deemed ‘Suitable Business Premises’ for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa Application?

June 8th, 2013

Posted in Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

Hong Kong has an incredibly dynamic economy with the reality that the Hong Kong Immigration Department has recognized that entrepreneurs today have a wide variety..

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