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Can I Get a Hong Kong Dependant Visa for My Same Sex Partner Now That We Are Legally Married?

April 28th, 2017

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

Hong Kong dependant visa for my same sex partner? How is a legal marriage between same sex partners considered by the Hong Kong Immigration Department? QUESTION I am a Hong Kong permanent resident but not currently living in the HKSAR.  I am considering re-locating to Hong Kong and would like to bring my husband with […]

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Can I Actually Submit a Hong Kong Same Sex Partner Visa Application Via the Extension of Stay Process These Days?

April 18th, 2017

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

Hong Kong same sex partner visa application – changes as to how ImmD consider extension of stay applications effectively mean that same sex partner visa applications need to be submitted on an entry visa basis using form ID1003 A/B and not via the ID91. QUESTION First, can you please clarify what form/s should be submitted […]

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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 – Gay Partners

March 22nd, 2017

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Hong Kong schools for your kids – applicable visas – gay partners. 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

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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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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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Hong Kong Visas For 2 Week Visitor Nationals – Family Visas

February 16th, 2017

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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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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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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio 3 – December, 2016

December 15th, 2016

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

It had been a few months since I got to see Maestro Phil Whelan over at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday.  As always, we had a good chat, talking mostly about the implications of the recent Audit Commission report on certain aspects of ImmD operations. Click the above to watch our short video of yesterday’s session at RTHK. […]

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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

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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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