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Moving to Hong Kong? The Challenge of Schools For Your Kids!

April 13th, 2017

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

Moving to Hong Kong The Challenge of Schools For Your Kids – are you moving to Hong Kong soon and worried about schooling options for your children? Here already and unsure of how the schooling system works? Worry not, Top Schools Hong Kong to the rescue! My old colleague and compadre Ruth Benny, Founder of […]

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Hong Kong Schools For Your Kids – Applicable Visas – Defacto Spouses

March 24th, 2017

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

Hong Kong schools for your kids – applicable visas – defacto spouses Are you moving to Hong Kong soon and worried about schooling options for your children? This short series of talks sets out the visas applicable and which provide suitable to cover to enable your children to be educated during your residence in the […]

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Hong Kong Schools For Your Kids – Applicable Visas – Introduction

March 18th, 2017

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

Hong Kong schools for your kids – applicable visas. Are you moving to Hong Kong soon and worried about schooling options for your children? This short series of talks sets out the visas applicable and which provide suitable  cover to enable your children to be educated during your residence in the HKSAR. You can download […]

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I’m a British National Accompanying My Girlfriend Who’s Transferring to Hong Kong to Work for 2 Years – What Kind of Visa Can I Get to Join Her?

February 26th, 2017

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

Frequent visitors to Hong Kong need to have bona fide reasons for coming here as often as they do and also need to be able to demonstrate to the examining Immigration Officer their need for such frequent visits in the event they are questioned at the point of arrival. The following question enables a discussion […]

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Hong Kong Visas For 2 Week Visitor Nationals – Family Visas

February 16th, 2017

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

On May 30, 2016 I gave a talk at the Russian Club Hong Kong on the types of Hong Kong visas available to those nationalities who are only granted a 2 week limit of stay as visitors upon arrival in the HKSAR. This ‘2 week rule’ has a very real practical effect on citizens of […]

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Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts – With Dragon Law @ Cyberport – Visas For Accompanying Loved Ones

November 13th, 2016

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

On April 28, 2016 Dragon Law, the Hong Kong Visa Centre and Cyberport co-hosted a seminar entitled Hong Kong Visas for Startups, Entrepreneurs & SMEs – Stuff That Counts This segment deals with visas for accompanying loved ones joining you on your employment, startup or entrepreneurial journey to Hong Kong. You can download the Presentation slides […]

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If You Stay in Hong Kong for 7 Years as a De-facto Spouse Holding a Prolonged Visitor Visa Will You Qualify for Permanent Residency?

November 11th, 2016

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

Short and sweet question today, but an important answer so worthy of a PodCast answer (I get loads of questions each day and I answer them all – the really simple ones get 2 or 3 sentence email responses, often containing links to previously answered questions). Where an issue has not been addressed previously, its […]

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

November 4th, 2016

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 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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How Does Pre-existing Business Ownership Impact On a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa Application?

October 8th, 2016

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

Will what has been done before impact on a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa out of policy application now? QUESTION I have a general question regarding conditions of stay for a Hong Kong prolonged visitor visa. On the Hong Kong Immigration website it says: “Subject to the following conditions of stay: (a) he shall not take any […]

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