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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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Can the Employer Sponsoring a Gay Employee’s Hong Kong Employment Visa Assist in Any Way in a Visa Application For an Accompanying Life-Partner?

February 23rd, 2017

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

With the prolonged visitor visa being a less than satisfactory yet ultimately practical solution to the issue of same sex partners in Hong Kong, it is hardly surprising that it throws up lots of questions and I am grateful to this questioner for raising the issues that he does. QUESTION Hi Stephen, First a big […]

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How Important Are Photographs When Documenting Relationship Bona Fides in a Same Sex Partner Visa Application for Hong Kong?

January 31st, 2017

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

It’s quite rare in most types of family visa applications that a single supporting document will definitively determine success or refusal. Of course, if you claim to be married or a legal parent (for example) and seeking a legal dependant’s visa, marriage and birth certificates are an absolute prerequisite to establish proof of legal relationship. But […]

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What Are the Chances of Being Allowed Back if You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa and Are Then Convicted of that Crime?

May 12th, 2015

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

It is NEVER a good idea to overstay your Hong Kong visa for the reasons set out below… QUESTION I previously overstayed my Visitor visa for a period of 13 months;  I reported to the Immigration Department, was charged and at Sha Tin court I was convicted and given a suspended sentence of 6 months. […]

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Can I Remain in Hong Kong as a Visitor After My Employment Visa Expires?

August 14th, 2013

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

  Simple question this one with an easy answer and indicative of the fact that, even though quite a straight forward issue, the information is..

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What Can You Do to Get a Longer Period of Stay if the Hong Kong Visitor Visa Granted at CLK Airport Doesn’t Meet Your Needs?

April 22nd, 2013

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

Whilst Hong Kong affords very generous visitor-visa-upon arrival arrangements to almost 200 foreign nationalities, sometimes the limit of stay you receive at the airport or..

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How to Establish Your Bona Fides as a Non-Business Frequent Visitor to Hong Kong

February 18th, 2013

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

If ever there was a situation where a person can be said to be a ‘bona fide visitor’ to Hong Kong, this set of circumstances,..

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