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How Can I Prove ‘7 Years Residency’ for My Hong Kong Right of Abode Application if I Do Not Have Any Old Tenancy Agreement Copies?

October 12th, 2021

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

How to skin the cat of the ‘missing tenancy agreement’ is an oft-faced challenge in the game of the Hong Kong Right of Abode Application after 7 years continuous ordinary residence by a foreign national intending permanent resident.  QUESTION What happens if I am unable to provide copies of my tenancy agreements in support of […]

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Can I Come to Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa?

October 3rd, 2021

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

First Published July 7, 2019 Can I Come & Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa.? 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 […]

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How Can My FDH Visa Holding Fiance Transition into A Dependant Visa With 6-12 Months to Go Before We Get Married?

September 15th, 2021

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

Documenting proof of the genuine nature of your relationship is a condition precedent to the grant of a dependant visa with the burden of proof decreasing the longer you have been married. Consequently, the newer your relationship / marriage the greater the onus is on you to satisfy ImmD that this relationship does not exist […]

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Am I Compelled to Apply for Hong Kong Permanent Residency After 7 Years or Can I Maintain the Status Quo of My Present Employment Visa?

September 11th, 2021

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

First Published June 10, 2013 Once you have achieved 7 years continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong, your long stay immigration options open up considerably… QUESTION My current working visa is due to expire at the end of  September, (previously I was given an extension of 3 years in 2010), this I assume was so that […]

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I Was Convicted of a Crime and Removed From Hong Kong – How Do My Visa Options Look Now?

September 9th, 2021

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

First Published December 7, 2012 Life in Hong Kong can throw up many challenges, none too much greater than the following: QUESTION Hello, and thank you for the opportunity to ask my question! I have questions, but I will frame my situation first. In June of this year, I made a big mistake and got […]

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Can I Study Online for a UK Tertiary Qualification while Staying in Hong Kong with a Visitor Visa?

September 7th, 2021

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

This question gets to the heart of permitted activity as a Visitor and the ability to remain here on an indefinite basis on that status. QUESTION Hi, I am a New Zealander currently staying in Hong Kong with my partner who is a permanent HKID card holder. I do not have a HKID card, just […]

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I Have an Employment Visa and I Want to Bring My Girlfriend to Hong Kong – Options Please?

August 31st, 2021

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

” I Want to Bring My Girlfriend to Hong Kong”. This is a common challenge for people in serious, yet relatively new  relationships. The Hong Kong visa options are few and far between. You absolutely have to make sure that you stay on the right side of the law on this one. It’s all too […]

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Do I Need an Employment Visa Even if I Will be in Hong Kong for Just 2 Weeks to Complete a Consulting Assignment?

August 29th, 2021

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

A foreign national seeking to come to Hong Kong to work, paid or unpaid, for a long or short duration, requires the permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration. QUESTION Dear Stephen Your on-line book is very clear and helpful. I just need to clarify my position – and you must get lots of […]

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Will My Hong Kong Employment Visa be Compromised If I Leave My Job Due to Intolerable Working Conditions?

August 7th, 2021

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

Should you be worried that your employment visa status in Hong Kong might be undermined if you choose to leave the employ of an unsavoury employer? QUESTION Hello, my current employer and visa sponsor is a small business, and my working conditions are intolerable – twice the amount of hours than stated on the contract, […]

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Can I Come to Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa?

August 5th, 2021

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

First Published February 4, 2019 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 […]

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