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Why & How The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Getting A Lot Tougher Now – Hong Kong Labour Market Testing & Salaries

December 8th, 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 the fourth part of the talk discussing Hong Kong labour market testing and salary levels as part of the application consideration process.

You can download the slides here.

The Rest of the Series


Audit Commission Report Number 66

GEP & AMTPS Processing Times

Labour Market Testing & Salaries

Talent List For QMAS

Documentation Authenticity

Investment Visa Processing Times

Breach of CIES Rules

Collection of Relevant Data

Upgrade of ImmD Systems

Your Questions Answered


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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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