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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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What Kind of Visa Do We Need for a Technician to Undertake Highly Specialized 3D Scanning Work in Hong Kong That Will Last Only 10 Days?

June 12th, 2017

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

Does the fact that a piece of work to be undertaken in Hong Kong by a foreign national is project-specific and only going to last a few short days somehow obviate the requirement for an employment visa ? QUESTION We have acquired a contract with a company in Hong Kong. We have one person that […]

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Why & How The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Getting A Lot Tougher Now – Investment Visa Processing Times

December 14th, 2016

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

On June 14,2016 I gave a talk at WYND Co-Working Space in Lan Kwai Fong on the topic of why and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department are getting a lot tougher now in the wake of the Audit Commission Report Number 66 released to ImmD in April and made public in June. This seventh […]

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Why & How The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Getting A Lot Tougher Now – GEP & ASMTP Processing Times

December 6th, 2016

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

On June 14,2016 I gave a talk at WYND Co-Working Space in Lan Kwai Fong on the topic of why and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department are getting a lot tougher now in the wake of the Audit Commission Report Number 66 released to ImmD in April and made public in June. This is […]

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Do I Need an Employment Visa Even if I Will be in Hong Kong for Just 2 Weeks to Complete a Consulting Assignment?

November 2nd, 2016

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

A foreign national seeking to come to Hong Kong to work, paid or unpaid, for a long or short duration, requires the permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration. QUESTION Dear Stephen Your on-line book is very clear and helpful. I just need to clarify my position – and you must get lots of […]

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Newcomer’s Guide to Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa

February 8th, 2016

Posted in Employment Visas, Infographic, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

This infographic sets out how the path to securing a Hong Kong employment visa is traveled, from the decision to look for work through to granting of the all-important visa in your passport. More Stuff to Help You Along The perils of contriving a job offer in order to make an employment visa application in […]

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8 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Same Sex Partner Visa Without Paying for Professional Help – How Long Does it Take?

April 21st, 2015

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

On March 5, 2015 at WYND co-working space, I gave a presentation on how to go about applying for a Hong Kong same sex partner visa. In this segment I discuss how long it takes to progress through the prolonged visitor visa process… The Complete Series 1 – How to Apply for a Hong Kong Same Sex […]

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

September 29th, 2013

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..

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Is 50 Days a Particularly Long Time to Process a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application?

July 21st, 2013

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

How long should an employment visa application take to finalize – especially in light of the 4 weeks cited on the Hong Kong Immigration Department website?..

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