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Aug 2019

I Was Convicted of a Crime and Removed From Hong Kong – How Do My Visa Options Look Now?

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

First Published December 7, 2012 Life in Hong Kong can throw up many challenges, none too much greater than the following: QUESTION Hello, and thank you for the opportunity to ask my question! I have questions, but I will frame my situation first. In June of this year, I made a big mistake and got […]

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Aug 2019

Am I Compelled to Apply for Hong Kong Permanent Residency After 7 Years or Can I Maintain the Status Quo of My Present Employment Visa?

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

First Published June 10, 2013 Once you have achieved 7 years continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong, your long stay immigration options open up considerably… QUESTION My current working visa is due to expire at the end of  September, (previously I was given an extension of 3 years in 2010), this I assume was so that […]

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Aug 2019

I Have Been Made Redundant But My Wife is Working – Can We Swap Our Hong Kong Employment and Spouse Visas Around So I Can Become Her Dependant in Hong Kong?

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

First Published February 27, 2013 It’s a situation that seems to happen all too frequently these days, especially in the banking sector. Can a married couple, both working, effectively swap their Hong Kong employment and spouse visas around? QUESTION Thank you for all your insight to the working of the Hong Kong Immigration Department that I […]

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Aug 2019

Iranian National Studying in China – Does He Need A Visa to Visit Hong Kong?

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

There is quite often confusion surrounding the interplay between China and Hong Kong immigration laws and processes so this question from an Iranian national studying in Beijing, provides an opportunity to address this issue here on the Visa Geeza blog. QUESTION “Hi, this is Danush from Iran. I’m studying in Beijing and I plan go […]

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Aug 2019

Will the Hong Kong Immigration Department Extend Your Visitor Visa if You Ask Them To?

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

I have received 2 questions on the topic of ‘long stay’ visitor visas and the extension possibilities in the last 24 hours so am taking the opportunity to merge them into a single answer here. QUESTION “Hi, I think I could use some of your quality advice. My situation seems to be quite complicated, so I […]

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Aug 2019

How Can My FDH Visa Holding Fiance Transition into A Dependant Visa With 6-12 Months to Go Before We Get Married?

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

Documenting proof of the genuine nature of your relationship is a condition precedent to the grant of a dependant visa with the burden of proof decreasing the longer you have been married. Consequently, the newer your relationship / marriage the greater the onus is on you to satisfy ImmD that this relationship does not exist […]

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Jul 2019

Is It Possible to Get an Extension to My Hong Kong Visitor Visa to Stay With My Girlfriend Here?

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

Sometimes people have solid, genuine reasons for spending extended periods of time in Hong Kong as a visitor as in the case of this question from a Kiwi who wants to spent time with his girlfriend here. But the patience of the Hong Kong Immigration Department can extend only so far and eventually time runs […]

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