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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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I Am About to Lose My Hong Kong Dependant Visa & My Employer Won’t Sponsor An Employment Visa. Can I Just Keep Quiet At Work? They Probably Won’t Check My Visa Status…

August 8th, 2016

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

What can you do if your marriage has irretrievably broken down and your Dependant visa is about to expire? QUESTION I am separating from my wife and she is refusing to keep me on her Dependent visa. My visa expires in a month and my employers have always made it clear that they won’t sponsor […]

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Can You Leave Hong Kong to Pursue an MBA Overseas & Not Lose Your Continuity of Ordinary Residence if You Intend to Go On to Secure the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

August 26th, 2015

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

Right of abode in Hong Kong – the issues associated with studying overseas whilst, ostensibly, remaining resident here for work purposes… QUESTION I have been a HK resident since December 2010, and my plan has always been to remain here until I get  the right of abode in Hong Kong. However, I am now considering […]

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Can I Remain in Hong Kong as a Dependant Visa Holder if My Spouse Has Died?

June 11th, 2015

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

What can you do about your dependant visa status in Hong Kong if you have sadly lost your much loved spouse-as-sponsor? QUESTION Hello, I came to Hong Kong on a dependent visa (my wife, a PR, sponsoring me). I have already completed 3.5 years and my visa is about due for extension. The dilemma I […]

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LIFTING THE LID: What Would It Take For the Hong Kong Visa Centre to ‘Fire’ a Client?

May 15th, 2015

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /

In this occasional series of commentary, I provide a peek inside our professional practice and offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Hong Kong Visa Centre team. In this short piece, I discuss what needs to happen in the relationship with a Hong Kong Visa Centre client that would lead […]

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QOTW: Can You Take Up Short Term One-Off Employment in Hong Kong on a Visitor Visa?

May 13th, 2015

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

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are interested in regulating activity, not whether you get paid for it or not… or even where you might get paid for that matter… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I run a team of Field Engineers who travel the world doing warranty repairs for our company, manual labour. I also have […]

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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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What Happens to Hong Kong Dependant Visa Holders When They Reach the Age of 18?

May 7th, 2015

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

Kids grow up quickly so what happens to a Hong Kong dependant visa holder when she reaches the age of 18? QUESTION Hi, There are two parts to my question: I’m here on a Hong Kong work visa and have been here for 15 months now. My daughter will be turning 18 yrs old in August 2015. […]

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Hong Kong Immigration Policy – 2015 Enhancement Measures Come Into Effect

May 6th, 2015

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /

On Monday May 4, the Hong Kong Immigration Department 2015 Enhancement Measures officially came into effect. I will be in the studio this weekend recording more details but for now, it’s a case of puff and fizzle rather than crash and boom! I will be posting updated frequently on what we learn and the Hong Kong […]

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Will Vocational Rather Than Academic Qualifications Satisfy ImmD When Making a Hong Kong Work Visa Application?

May 5th, 2015

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

Is it always absolutely necessary to call upon a university degree qualification in order to get a Hong Kong work visa application approved? QUESTION I have found a job here and am now in the process of applying for a Hong Kong work visa. It is a Quality Assurance position in the garment business. My […]

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