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Is 7 Weeks a Long Time to Wait For the Hong Kong Immigration Department to Finalize a Training Visa Application?

June 14th, 2017

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

Foreign nationals can come to Hong Kong to give or receive training – the question is how long can you reasonably expect the visa application consideration exercise to take? QUESTION I recently signed a contract for a 12-month training with one of the biggest insurance companies in Hong Kong.  My application for training visa has […]

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I Am Married to a PRC National and a Permanent Resident Here So How Can We Live Together in Hong Kong?

December 25th, 2016

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

What impact does being a Hong Kong permanent resident have on being married to a PRC national presently resident on the Mainland? My friend is a British Passport Holder who is a Permanent Resident in Hong Kong for over 20 years He married a mainland Chinese girl in Hong Kong and they now have a […]

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The Vexed Question of Hong Kong Visas for Chinese National Spouses Resident on the Mainland

September 1st, 2016

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

Hong Kong visas for Chinese national spouses cannot be directly sponsored by their Permanent Resident spouses. So, what ‘unconditional visa’ options exist, if any, for family reunion purposes? QUESTION I am a Hong Kong  PR (Canadian, been in HK for 9 years now working as a CPA) and recently married a PRC resident, who is […]

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2015 Hong Kong Immigration Policy Update – How Most Mainlanders Screwed Up Under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme

February 27th, 2015

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

Those Mainlanders! On February 10, 2015 I gave a talk at www.centreo.hk on my interpretation of the immigration policy changes announced by CY Leung earlier in January. In this segment I discuss how the original objectives of Mainland applicants to use the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme actually failed to materialise for the vast majority of them […]

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How to Apply For a Hong Kong Investment Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – 4 – Investment Visa for Mainland Chinese Applicants

January 7th, 2015

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

I have given this talk around town for the last couple of years now and so pleased to finally add it to our coverage of the Hong Kong investment visa, specifically discussing the Hong Kong investment visa for Mainland Chinese applicants. The talk was graciously hosted at WYND Co-working Space, ran by a group of great people […]

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How Can I Bring My Chinese Girlfriend to Hong Kong to Live With Me While I Work Here?

July 25th, 2014

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

Having a relationship with a Chinese partner resident on the Mainland can be problematic if you wish to share your lives together in Hong Kong…..

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Interview: Do Mainlanders Typically Enjoy the Same Kind of Immigration Experience as Other Foreign Nationals Do in Hong Kong?

July 24th, 2013

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, 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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How Easy (or Hard) is it For a Chinese Spouse Resident on the Mainland to Secure a Dependant Visa for Hong Kong?

June 11th, 2013

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

Can a Chinese spouse resident on the Mainland secure a dependant visa for Hong Kong? QUESTION My brother is married to a Chinese girl. He..

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