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Newcomer’s Guide to Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa

July 3rd, 2020

Posted in Employment Visas, Infographic, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

This infographic sets out how the path to securing a Hong Kong employment visa is traveled, from the decision to look for work through to granting of the all-important visa in your passport. More Stuff to Help You Along The perils of contriving a job offer in order to make an employment visa application in […]

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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Approvability Test?

June 22nd, 2020

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

First Published August 24, 2015 Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short piece, I discuss  how the Hong Kong Immigration Department position their internal test for visa application approval via, what I have couched, as their Approvability Test. More Stuff […]

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10 Must-Have Resources for Any Hong Kong Investment Visa Application

June 16th, 2020

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

If you are intending to make an application for a Hong Kong investment visa, you’re going to need a variety of resources to manifest your intentions properly with the Immigration Department en route to your all-important visa approval. To this end, I have collected and made available ten key resources in this post, all-in one […]

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Can I Study then Get Married All Whilst Holding a Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsored by a Company I No Longer Work For?

May 9th, 2020

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

This post was first published on December 2, 2012 Life in Hong Kong throws up many new opportunities and this question seeks to understand the implications for 7 years continuous residency in respect of an eventual right of abode application where an overall switch over in life plans sees a lady intending to relinquish her […]

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Hong Kong Working Visas – Is it Possible to Build a New Business Here Relying Solely on Highly Specialist Foreign National Skills and Talent?

April 26th, 2020

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

Hong Kong working visas – what would the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of  a new, highly specialised business who’s fundamental ability to exist was driven by the need to import unique foreign national skills and talent? QUESTION Hi Steve, two questions really (the 2nd one stemming from me hearing you on RTHK Radio 3 […]

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How Hard is it to Transfer From a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa to a Full Employment Visa?

April 24th, 2020

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

You know how it is… you arrive in Hong Kong for a year of fun and adventure and then you want to stay… QUESTION Hi there! I’m an Australian citizen in Hong Kong, working under a working holiday visa which only permits me to work 3 months per employer. Is the only way around this […]

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Can a Non-Graduate Get a Hong Kong Work Visa to Work as a Language Teacher?

April 22nd, 2020

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

Hong Kong  work visa to work as a language teacher but no degree? The challenge of securing a Hong Kong work visa for language teachers is rife with contradictions. This question speak to what might work in the very unusual set of circumstances posed. QUESTION “Hi, one of my friends has just recommended you guys […]

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Is It Possible to Change Employment Visa Sponsorship Where the Employer Has Not Yet Established a New Company in Hong Kong (i.e. Has No Business Operations Here Yet)?

March 13th, 2020

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

First Published August 17, 2014 What’s the story where a new employer has not yet set up shop in the HKSAR? QUESTION Hello Visa Geeza, Thanks in advance! Your website has brought clarity on a number of questions I had on the visa process. I do however have a few more. I’m currently employed by […]

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Will Vocational Rather Than Academic Qualifications Satisfy ImmD When Making a Hong Kong Work Visa Application?

February 26th, 2020

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Is it always absolutely necessary to call upon a university degree qualification in order to get a Hong Kong work visa application approved? QUESTION I have found a job here and am now in the process of applying for a Hong Kong work visa. It is a Quality Assurance position in the garment business. My […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa – How to Go About Changing Employers & Managing the Immigration Implications

January 26th, 2020

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First Published March 27, 2014 This question comes up all the time (and is actually answered on the home page of our Blog) but I am grateful for the opportunity to revisit it again now… QUESTION Hi, I’m currently working in Hong Kong with a valid working visa but have been offered a job with […]

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