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

May 16th, 2018

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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How Does a Prior Bankruptcy Impact on Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

May 14th, 2018

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

Will previous financial difficulties experienced ‘in another life’ outside of Hong Kong impact on your ability to secure an employment visa here? QUESTION I’ve dreamed of living in Hong Kong for much of my life, but I have a bankruptcy in my past and don’t know if it will affect my plans to find a […]

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How Can a Defacto Spouse Gain Approval to Work Under a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa?

May 7th, 2018

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

So, what happens if a defacto partner ‘trailing spouse’ wants to take up employment in Hong Kong under a prolonged visitor visa? Is this possible? QUESTION Hi Visa Geeza, I have been offered a job in Hong Kong and me and my de-facto partner are considering the move. Whilst the company will sponsor me,  my […]

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What Is the Bare Minimum Income & Accommodation Arrangements to Suitably Sponsor a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

April 28th, 2018

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

Today’s question relates how the Hong Kong Immigration Department respond to requests for dependant visas from permanent resident sponsors, particularly those families who are relocating back to Hong Kong some years after the marriage commenced overseas. QUESTION Thank you for your wonderful website! My wife and I are planning on applying for a Dependant visa […]

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Can I Do Business in Hong Kong Yet Live in Shenzhen to Save Costs & Commute Across the Boundary Each Day to Do My Business?

April 5th, 2018

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

Living in Hong Kong ain’t cheap, that’s for sure… QUESTION I’m an Australian and British citizen currently living in Australia and I want to found..

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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?

March 31st, 2018

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

March 29th, 2018

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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How Can I Convert My Foreign Domestic Helper Visa to a Dependant Visa After Marriage to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident?

March 3rd, 2018

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

Can you swap from a foreign domestic helper visa to a dependant visa whilst in Hong Kong? QUESTION My domestic helper, from the Philippines, is married to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident. Her contract with me expires in April and they want to apply for a dependent visa for her. Is this possible, what are […]

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Will the Hong Kong Immigration Department Tell You Why a Visitor Visa Application Has Been Refused?

February 28th, 2018

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

Will the Hong Kong Immigration Department ever tell you why a Visitor Visa application has been refused? One of the more frustrating aspects of dealing with the Hong Kong Immigration Department is the almost total lack of visibility on why applications get refused. No more so when it relates to a ‘limited purpose’ application for […]

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Do You Need a Hong Kong Employment Visa if You Work For a Hong Kong Company But Not in Hong Kong?

February 5th, 2018

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

Do the Hong Kong Immigration Department expect every foreign national employee of Hong Kong registered companies to have employment visas even if they have never worked (or never will work) in the HKSAR? QUESTION Is there any problem with a Hong Kong registered company employing someone currently resident in Malaysia for a role supporting one […]

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