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Are There Any Realistic Long-Term Visa Options for Out-of-Work Foreign Domestic Helpers Seeking to Remain in Hong Kong With Their Boyfriends?

April 20th, 2017

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

Long-term visa options for out-of-work Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong? This scenario play itself out frequently enough here in Hong Kong that it is worthy of an answer and I am grateful to the reader for raising the question – so here we go… QUESTION My girl friend is an Indonesian domestic helper who […]

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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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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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You Accidentally Overstay Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Yet Need to Change Employer – What Happens Now?

February 8th, 2015

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

Accidentally overstay your Hong Kong employment visa?- What happens to you when  seek to change your employment visa sponsor but realise you have accidentally let your current visa expire without seeking an extension of stay? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I ended my employment in Hong Kong at the beginning of January. I looked for work and […]

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What Can I Do If My Employment Contract Ends on the Same Day as My Hong Kong Work Visa and I Need to Stay Here a While Longer to Sort Out My Affairs?

August 10th, 2014

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

Employment law and immigration law are often overlapping but must be dealt with separately… QUESTION I am in a fix with a difficult-to-deal-with local company…

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I Have Technically Overstayed My Hong Kong Employment Visa by One Day But Have No Job – What Happens Now?

November 3rd, 2013

Posted in Employment Visas, Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /

Interesting and not at all unusual situation this one … how to deal with a technical overstay conundrum… QUESTION I have been living and working..

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