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Will My Frequent and Lengthy Visits to Hong Kong Over the Last 2 Years Compromise My Ability to Secure an Employment Visa Subsequently?

May 26th, 2017

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

So, you’ve been hanging out in Hong Kong as a Visitor for quite a while and have now decided you wish to become formally resident…. will the extended time spent here previously impact your chances for an employment visa? QUESTION I’ve been staying in Hong Kong for nearly 2 years on a tourist visa, I’ve […]

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Schooling the Lawyers – The Visitor Visa

May 8th, 2017

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The Visitor Visa Most people coming into Hong Kong will be granted a visa upon arrival, but it depends on the passport you hold. Also, how long you can stay in Hong Kong will vary depending on your nationality. For instance, Philippines passport holders will be allowed two weeks while a British passport holder will […]

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If I Do Volunteer Work For a Charity Based Overseas But Also Operating in HK Whilst Holding a Visitor Visa Am I Breaching My Conditions of Stay?

April 30th, 2017

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What is the deal if you help out a charity on a volunteer basis whilst holding a visitor visa in Hong Kong? Volunteer work for a charity based overseas but also operating in HK? QUESTION Hi Visa Geeza, I am  Canadian and I first came to Hong Kong on April under a 3 month training […]

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What Do The Immigration Department Say About Permitted Activity as a Visitor to Hong Kong?

October 4th, 2016

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The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong recently enquired of ImmD this very question and in July published their International Business Committee (IBC) Paper on “Immigration Arrangements for Entry for Visit and Employment in Hong Kong“. You can download a copy here to learn what is permitted activity as a visitor to Hong Kong. […]

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Is It Ever OK to Work in Hong Kong on a Visitor Visa?

August 11th, 2016

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

Is it ever OK to work in Hong Kong on a visitor visa? You would assume, quite reasonably, that if the Hong Kong Immigration Department advised you that is was OK to come to Hong Kong as a visitor and work, then that would be kosher, right? Wrong! In this question, it is more than apparent […]

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Can I Lawfully Rent an Apartment in Hong Kong as a Frequent Visitor – What Would the Immigration Department Make of That?

January 19th, 2016

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If you find yourself often in Hong Kong as a frequent Visitor is it lawful and / or possible to rent an apartment in order to keep accommodation expenses down… QUESTION I’m an Expat based in Thailand & often come to Hong Kong for meetings or transit for business trips to China, Taiwan, Korea and […]

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Is the Hong Kong Startup Visa All That It’s Cracked Up to Be? – What Can You Do as a Visitor?

October 24th, 2015

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

On August 11, 2015 I gave a presentation discussing the so-called Hong Kong Startup visa that everyone is getting so excited about. In this segment at o Connect in Sheung Wan, I explain what you can and can’t do as a Visitor if your intention to reside in Hong Kong under a Startup / Entrepreneur […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Permitted Activity as a Visitor

September 8th, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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4 Realistically Achievable Visas to Live, Work or Establish a Business in Hong Kong – Shenzhen Shuttle

September 2nd, 2015

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On the 6th of August 2015, I was invited by the good guys at WYND to give a talk about the Hong Kong visas that are the most realistically achievable to live, work or establish a business in Hong Kong, all things considered. The Rest of the Series 1 – Introduction 2 – Policy 3 […]

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Hong Kong Dependant Visa: How Can You Prove Your Relationship is Genuine If You Marry in Hong Kong But Have Been Together Only About a Year?

July 29th, 2015

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

How do you go about demonstrating to the Hong Kong Immigration Department that your relationship is a genuine one as you apply for a Hong Kong dependant visa? QUESTION I have a question about the interplay between marriage and subsequently obtaining a Hong Kong dependant visa. Our situation is as follows: I am professional with […]

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