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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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Is It A Good Or A Bad Sign That The HKID Keep Coming Back With Further Requests For Information?

February 16th, 2024

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

Is It A Good Or A Bad Sign That The HKID Keep Coming Back With Further Requests For Information? This question seeks to understand what you should make of repeat requests for information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (HKID) during the course of your visa application. QUESTION “Good day. In the course of what […]

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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?

January 5th, 2024

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

Do You Need An Employment Visa For Short Term Work In Hong Kong? Yes, No, Maybe … First Published August 29, 2021   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 […]

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Is 50 Days a Particularly Long Time to Process a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application?

December 21st, 2023

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

Hong Kong Employment Visa Application How Long Should It Take Generally? How long should a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application take to finalize – especially in light of the 4 weeks cited on the Hong Kong Immigration Department website? QUESTION My working visa application is now almost into its 7th week (49 days and counting). There were […]

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10 Must Have Resources for a Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Visa Application

December 15th, 2023

Posted in Musing, Resource, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

Considering A Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Visa Application? This post was originally published in 2012. The guidance is still largely applicable in 2023 with the additional updates in regard to the Talent List and the 2023 Enhancement Measures. Please refer what follows in light of these 2 major updates from the Immigration Department and you’ll be […]

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My Employment Visa Expires Before My Change of Employer Application Will Be Finalised – Help!

December 12th, 2023

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

If your employment visa expires before your change of employer application is finalised, all is not lost. The key thing is to have your change of employer application active in Immigration Department’s system and then you’ll slip into what I have couched as the Twilight Zone. It can be an administrative nightmare when you find […]

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50 Days | A Long Time To Process A Hong Kong Employment Visa Application?

November 20th, 2023

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

How Long To Process A Hong Kong Employment Visa Application | Q4 2023? How long should a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application take to finalize? (Especially in light of the 4 weeks cited on the Hong Kong Immigration Department website?) QUESTION My working visa application is now almost into its 7th week (49 days and counting). There […]

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How Is The Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Process Actually Experienced By The Typical Foreign National Visa Applicant?

October 23rd, 2023

Posted in 60 Second Snapshot, Investment Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

The Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Process Undertaking the Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa process is one of the hardest single challenges when dealing with the Hong Kong Immigration Department. The Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Process – Approvability Test The approvability test of substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong is somewhat nebulous and the immigration Department’s website […]

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Hong Kong Employment Visa – The Newcomer’s Guide – At-A-Glance

October 2nd, 2023

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

Hong Kong Employment Visa – Looking To Get One? A Hong Kong employment visa can be had if you both qualify and know how to navigate the eligibility assessment and application process system itself. This info-graphic provides you all you need to know – at a glance.  Hong Kong Employment Visa – What’s Involved? Hong […]

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Training Visa Application? Is 7 Weeks A Long Time to Wait For The Hong Kong Immigration Department To Approve?

July 31st, 2023

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

How Long Does It Take To Finalise A Hong Kong Training Visa Application? Hong Kong training visa application – foreign nationals can come to Hong Kong to receive training.  The question is – how long can you reasonably expect the visa consideration exercise to take? Updated July 2023 QUESTION I am making a Hong Kong […]

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