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Will Civil Or Non-Criminal Penalties Accruing To A Business Impact The Hong Kong PR Application Of One Of Its Directors?

June 5th, 2024

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

How is an application for Hong Kong PR (permanent residency or the right of abode) impacted as a result of non-criminal litigation and Court sanctions? QUESTION My partner and I run a company (LTD) in Hong Kong. We’ve been a bit behind on our bills and most likely the company will be taken to court […]

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How Will Bankruptcy While Living Here Impact The Possibility Of Hong Kong Work Visa Extension?

June 4th, 2024

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

Simple enough of a question – will your Hong Kong work visa be compromised if you are forced into bankruptcy while temporarily resident in the HKSAR? QUESTION If I am currently a working visa holder in Hong Kong, how will my visa be affected if I go bankrupt? Will the Immigration Department tell me to […]

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I Run An Internet Company Based Out Of Hong Kong But Choose To Spend Most Of My Time Away – Can I Get Permanent Residency In Hong Kong After 7 Years?

May 30th, 2024

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

This post deals with the requirements for getting permanent residency in Hong Kong The modern, connected economy throws up myriad ways for people to organize their lives and business affairs and, as can be seen from this great question, how might ImmD respond to an application for the Right of Abode where an internet entrepreneur […]

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My Girlfriend Is In Detention Prior to Removal – If I Marry Her Will She Be Able To Get A Dependant Visa?

May 27th, 2024

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

This is a sad situation for a couple who find themselves in a maelstrom of immigration difficulties caused by a less than sensible choice some time previously. QUESTION I am a permanent resident in Hong Kong and am planning to marry my girlfriend. My girlfriend is in detention prior to removal. She’s from the Philippines. […]

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Will Performance-Based Equity Compensation Suffice Instead Of A Cash Salary For A Hong Kong Employment Visa?

May 16th, 2024

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

To what extend the salary can be replaced with performance-based equity compensation in case of a Hong Kong employment visa? No one has asked me this type of question about compensation for employees for about 17 years now so I’m grateful to the questioner for raising it as she did. QUESTION I have successfully registered […]

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Is There A Minimum Number Of Days You Need To Be In Hong Kong In Order To Maintain Your Investment Visa Status?

May 15th, 2024

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

Hong Kong is a small place with borders on our doorstep so how much time do you need to be physically in Hong Kong to retain your Hong Kong investment visa? QUESTION I would like to know, if I am able to hold a visa in Hong Kong, then what is the minimum time per […]

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How Are Fiances Prior To Marriage Treated By The Hong Kong Immigration Department?

May 10th, 2024

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

The issue of fiances prior to marriage and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department treat them is often confused so I was happy to receive this question recently. So, how are fiance’s prior to marriage treated by the Hong Kong Immigration Department? QUESTION My fiancé is a Philippine resident working in Hong Kong for the […]

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What Chance Is There That ImmD Will Grant A Visa To A Foreign National Who Previously Overstayed In Hong Kong By Five-And-A-Half Years?

May 9th, 2024

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

Overstayed in Hong Kong for a very long time previously…? Great question this, not so much because the answer is mostly quite obvious, but because it gives me a chance to have a discussion about overstaying generally. QUESTION I was looking for a male helper and found a suitable one for our family. However, he […]

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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?

May 6th, 2024

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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Can I Come To Install Equipment In Hong Kong Without An Employment Visa?

May 5th, 2024

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

Permitted activity under the Visitor visa category seems to be something of a grey area and in the final analysis it all boils down to the attitude of the Immigration Department for a breach of conditions of stay. However, some activities are self-evidently ‘employment‘ in nature and the answer to this questions addresses it squarely. […]

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