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My Hong Kong Visa Application Was Closed by ImmD After Correspondence Was Lost – What Happens Now?

July 2nd, 2022

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


Sometimes, correspondence gets lost and ImmD might close an application believing it has been abandoned when they hear nothing further from an applicant. Meanwhile, the applicant is on tenterhooks awaiting the outcome. What can you do to rectify this ultimate disconnect?



The company that is sponsoring me applied for an employment visa for me at the beginning of November. After waiting almost two months and hearing nothing from the Hong Kong Immigration Department I was shocked to see on the internet that the working visa had been denied.

My sponsor then visited Immigration Tower and spoke to one of the Officers who told my sponsor that they had faxed us some questions about myself and the company and there had been no reply. My sponsor explained that, due to the massive amounts of advertising that was sent they often turn the fax machine off.

The officer then handed my sponsor the required questions. They needed a reference from me and had several questions concerning the company. My sponsor handed the required documents about two weeks ago at the reception in Immigration Tower plus a letter about the fax problem and if we could be notified by post in future.

Can you give me any feedback about my situation now. How long should we wait etc? 

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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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