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How to Get a Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Approved – The Inside Scoop – Startup vs. Entrepreneur?

January 31st, 2016

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


On December 10, 2015 I gave a talk at Centre O Connect in Sheung wan setting out the nitty gritty of the Hong Kong entrepreneur visa since the implementation of the Enhancement Measures on May 6, 2015.

In this segment, I discuss the difference between being an applicant as an Entrepreneur under the Business Investment Visa and being an applicant as a Startup. Here, also, are the 10 Must Have Resources discussed in the talk, along with a synopsis of the various accredited programmes found here.

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How Did We Get Here?

Startup vs. Entrepreneur

Getting Approved

The Question of Money

Passing the Approvability Test

Improve Your Chances

D-I-Y Application


Other Relevant Content

How To Apply for a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa Without Any Professional Help

Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa (Business Investment) – A Practical Guide

Is the Hong Kong Startup Visa All That It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Hong Kong Visa Handbook – The Entrepreneur Visa


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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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