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Can I Go From a Hong Kong Investment Visa to an Employment Visa and Back to an Investment Visa Again?

December 3rd, 2019

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

Entrepreneurship is a fluid beast! QUESTION Hello, I was on an investment visa for a year when I started my own business and then took on a full time role with another company.  I was transferred to an employment visa.  I am now considering leaving this role and going back to actively work in my […]

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How Hard Is It to Secure A Visa Extension as an ‘Investor’ Under the Hong Kong Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates?

November 24th, 2019

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

First Published August 20, 2013 The Hong Kong Immigration Department offer ‘liberalised’ immigration arrangements for foreign nationals and mainland students who graduate from Hong Kong tertiary education institutes (“IANG”). If you have a job in Hong Kong one year after graduation, then the extension process is all but a rubber stamping exercise. But what if […]

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How Important is a Good Set of Financial Projections in a Hong Kong Business Investment Visa Application?

October 21st, 2019

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

ImmD expect to be able to take a view of a proposed new from 39,000 feet and for this a good set of financial projections are expected to form part of a business investment visa application. QUESTION Does the Immigration Department look for forecasts for profitability and actually estimates of employee hiring? I have written […]

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What Pathways to an Employment Visa Exist For a Fresh, Foreign University Graduate Arriving in Hong Kong Seeking Career Opportunities Here?

October 18th, 2019

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

Whilst the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates afford a clean pathway to working permission for foreign nationals freshly graduating from Hong Kong universities, the situation is very different if your degree is from overseas and you’re seeking to work in the HKSAR straight after university. QUESTION Hi Stephen, I would like to ask, I’m a […]

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As a Visitor Living in Hong Kong Do You Need to Get An Investment Visa if You Freelance Here But All Your Income is Sourced Overseas?

October 2nd, 2019

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

What is the law about visitors working in Hong Kong as freelancers but not engaging in the local economy? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I’ve lived in Hong Kong for 2 years and now I’m freelancing and getting all of my income from overseas. I wish to stay in HK, so am I required to get a […]

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I Possess an APEC Business Travel Card – Will It Advantage Me in My Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

September 13th, 2019

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

This question really is all about the Catch 22 which I have posted on quite a few times previously. However, there is an interesting twist in that the questioner has entered Hong Kong on an APEC Business Travel Card and none of his clients are actually based in Hong Kong. So I am grateful for […]

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Joining in a Side Business in Hong Kong – An Obvious Visa Solution for Certain Types of Employed Professionals

July 9th, 2019

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

First Published August 2, 2012 Thinking about joining in a side business in Hong Kong? Certain foreign national professionals who teach in Hong Kong, especially those at university, often find themselves wishing to participate in their profession whilst educating others. The question is begged as to how they can, from a visa and immigration perspective, […]

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Considerably Heightened Diligence by ImmD on All Types of Hong Kong Visa Applications

May 8th, 2019

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Sherpa, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /

First published March 6, 2019 and updated May 8, 2019. UPDATE:  8.5.2019 – ImmD are now routinely 2-3 weeks behind their normal case consideration time frames, even as late as May with the Summer Rush just around the corner to boot.  This is borne out by our own dealings with ImmD day-to-day and also the […]

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How & Why Hong Kong Seeks to Attract Foreign National Talent

May 1st, 2019

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

 Why Hong Kong Seeks to Attract Foreign National Talent? Globalization has led to a seemingly endless trend of migration of people around the world. This includes the international movement of highly skilled workers, including specialists, researchers, business executives, managers and inter-company transferees. Much of the motivation on the part of these professionals is the allure […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa Self-Sponsorship – the Reality for Entrepreneurs Masquerading as Employees

April 5th, 2019

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

First Published May 1, 2012 There really is no such thing as visa self-sponsorship if you are an entrepreneur seeking permissions to join in your own business in Hong Kong. You either work for an independent third party employer, or you are working for yourself (or possibly in partnership with one or 2 others). Let’s […]

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