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Sometimes, There is Just NO Possibility for a Hong Kong Residence Visa – No Matter How Earnest You Might Be…

October 8th, 2017

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

Hong Kong is such a draw but sometimes it’s just not going to be… QUESTION Hi Stephen, I am 25 Years old Indian National. I..

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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 30th, 2017

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  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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Can I Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa if I’m Presently An Employee Seeking to Go Into Business With a New Partner?

September 20th, 2017

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What’s the differentiating line between a Hong Kong investment visa and an employment visa when investing in the company that is seeking to sponsor-employ you? QUESTION I’m from Australia and have been living and working, as a language teacher, in Hong Kong since  December 2011. I am currently starting up a business with a partner. […]

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Does Choosing Not to Pay Yourself a Salary Mean It’s OK to Run a Business in Hong Kong Without Getting an Investment Visa First?

September 6th, 2017

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There appears to be a misconception among foreign nationals that you can be living here and it be OK to run a business in Hong Kong without getting an investment visa just so long as you don’t pay yourself a salary… QUESTION I currently hold a working visa which is still valid for almost 2 more […]

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Can I Interview For New Job Opportunities in Hong Kong If I Hold a Temporary Training Visa Here?

August 28th, 2017

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The Hong Kong training visa is designed to allow foreign nationals to come to Hong Kong for a limited time to undergo or deliver training. Will ImmD entertain an application from a training visa holder to take up employment with another business while that training is ongoing? QUESTION Dear Visa Geeza, Thanks in advance for […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa – Can I Transfer to Malaysia for Work Yet Leave My Family Behind in Hong Kong to Carry On Our Lives Here?

August 26th, 2017

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Is it possible to stop working in Hong Kong under an employment visa, move to another country to work yet leave your family behind to continue their lives in here without you day to day? QUESTION Hi, I have got valid Hong Kong employment visa and i am living in Hong Kong since last 4 […]

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Dependant Visa Proof of Means – A Chicken & Egg Situation for a Couple Relocating a Business to Hong Kong

August 24th, 2017

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

Thankfully, Hong Kong immigration is not overly bureaucratic or legalistic so what appears to be an intractible problem more often than not is not such a big deal after all… QUESTION Hello, My wife and I were married earlier this year. I am a US citizen, but she is an HK’er.  We are presently in […]

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Should You Ever Get Married Just for Hong Kong Visa Purposes?

July 20th, 2017

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The answer is no – you should never get married just for Hong Kong visa purposes! But if you are in a genuine, long-standing, loving committed relationship and potentially forced apart due to an unexpected, or involuntary relocation to Hong Kong for work purposes and marriage was an inevitability anyway, then… QUESTION I am a […]

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What Does the Hong Kong Training Visa Actually Allow and What Do the Immigration Department Expect of the Parties to the Application?

July 16th, 2017

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The Hong Kong training visa is an oft-misunderstood animal so I am grateful for this question that allows me to clear up some of the confusion. QUESTION Hi, congrats on the website, it’s very helpful! I just arrived in Hong Kong and my new potential employer is worried about the following: (a) That if I […]

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If You Start a Company Based in Hong Kong Do You Always Need to Have an Investment Visa to be Able to Run It?

July 14th, 2017

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

The question of investment visa or not is actually quite straight forward. It’s all about ‘living’ in Hong Kong… QUESTION Hi Visa Geeza, I’ve a question regarding putting up a company in Hong Kong. I’ve been reading about how “easy” it is to set up a company in Hong Kong, however, it sounds too over […]

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