Unconditional Stay

Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Topics

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Interview: In the Last 20 Years Which Type of Hong Kong Visa Has Been Most in Demand and the Easiest to Anticipate an Approval For?

June 19th, 2019

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

First Published August 22, 2013 Which type of Hong Kong visa has been most in demand in the last 20 years and how easy has it been to get approval for this visa type? On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences […]

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Has the Hong Kong Immigration Department Tightened Up On Applicants With Criminal Records Recently?

February 12th, 2019

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered /

The question of criminal records and how they impact on Hong Kong visa applications keeps cropping up… QUESTION Hi, I have previously lived in Hong Kong, once as a student so obviously held a student visa and then a couple of years later working there so had an employment visa. I’m a Canadian citizen and […]

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Losing Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status Due to Studies Abroad – A Family’s Dilemma

August 20th, 2018

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

Hong Kong Unconditional Stay Status? One of the more upsetting parts of being a Hong Kong immigration consultant is learning that one family member alone, due to an unfortunate combination of circumstances, finds herself the odd one out by not having been able to correctly manage her visa status here – and all, essentially, through […]

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7 Years Residence in Hong Kong Under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme – What Permanent Residency Options Exist?

August 6th, 2018

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

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme has been a god send for reasonably well off people who have always fancied the idea of residence in Hong Kong but who were reluctant to start an operating business to be able to accomplish this. The following question raises the issue of how to disentangle yourself from the visa, […]

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7 Years Residence in Hong Kong Under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme – What Permanent Residency Options Exist?

June 27th, 2018

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

The Capital Investment Entrant Scheme  was a god send for reasonably well off people who have always fancied the idea of residence in Hong Kong but who were reluctant to start an operating business to be able to accomplish this. The following question raises the issue of how to disentangle yourself from the visa, releasing […]

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Losing Your Right of Abode in Hong Kong & Then Using eChannels

June 7th, 2018

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

QUESTION “Can I ask a simple question – do you know of anyone (not Chinese) who has actually lost the right of abode after 36 months absence? I do know the theory and the provisions in the Ordinance but how about in practice? I ask because my (Australian) daughter may have lost hers after 38 […]

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Schooling the Lawyers – Unconditional Stay

April 24th, 2017

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Unconditional Stay To be eligible for Unconditional Stay a foreign national who is a long stay resident will be “continuously resident in Hong Kong for a period of not less than seven years” while holding a qualifying visa. This excludes Foreign Domestic Helpers and persons admitted under the Supplementary Labour Scheme. You are required to […]

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Hong Kong Unconditional Stay – A Practical Guide (Business Immigration to Hong Kong)

December 4th, 2014

Posted in Feature Article, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Resource, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

Hong Kong unconditional stay plays a lesser yet still important role in immigration status to acquire in the HKSAR today… On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A Practical Guide. In this section of the talk, I talk about  the Hong Kong unconditional stay and when it […]

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Really Are Getting Tougher Across the Board Now…

April 16th, 2014

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

It has taken me 21 years to make this claim…  I have been practicing in Hong Kong immigration advisory matters since 1993. All down those..

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