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The Foibles of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Applications That Only Experience Can Fully Appreciate

December 30th, 2019

Posted in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /

First Published April 29, 2013 Hong Kong immigration & visa applications: both the Hong Kong Visa Handbook and the accompanying updates posted daily on the Hong Kong Visa Geeza Blog along with the DIY Visa Kits are all designed to help you make an application to the Immigration Department without any professional assistance and with […]

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Waiting-in-the-Wings: The Typical Experience of a Foreign National Spouse in the Hong Kong Visa Application Process

December 28th, 2019

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

First Published May 4, 2013 If you and your family are relocating to Hong Kong with your spouse’s job and he (or his employer) is responsible for organizing the visas for you and your children, what can you expect of the Hong Kong visa application process? Firstly, the dependant visas which you and the children […]

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When There Really is No Need to Spend Any Money With a Hong Kong Immigration Service Provider

December 26th, 2019

Posted in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /

First Published May 9, 2013 For many people, especially those with a natural ability to manage a process or work to a set of procedural guidelines, there may very well be no need to spend good money on securing the professional assistance of a Hong Kong immigration service provider. Of course, if you prefer to […]

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Your Questions Answered

The Ongoing Indian QMAS Visa Agency Scam, Rip Off, Fraud

December 22nd, 2019

Posted in Feature Article, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

The Ongoing Indian QMAS Visa Agency scam, rip off, fraud has been going on for so long now that it’s time I produced an answer to this question finally.  I have literally received dozens of these types of questions in the last 2-3 years that I will deal with it definitively now. So here we […]

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Your Questions Answered

Hong Kong Visas for Aged Parents – What Options Exist for Elderly Parents of Temporary Residents Here?

November 12th, 2019

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

First Published October 8, 2013 Hong Kong visas for aged parents – the options for long stay visas for elderly parents of non-permanent residents here are quite limited… QUESTION Hi, I’m married (Singaporean) and working for a major financial institution here in Hong Kong right now. I have a working visa. My mother 60 yrs old […]

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Musing

Interview: What Was It Like Being An Immigration Consultant in Hong Kong During the Time of SARS?

June 17th, 2019

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

First Published July 18, 2013 On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I […]

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10 Must Have Resources for a Successful Hong Kong Employment Visa Application

April 23rd, 2019

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

I have been asked twice recently about adding the Hong Kong employment visa to the “10 Must Have …” collection of resources on the Visa Geeza Blog so here you have it. In addition to the resources detailed below, you can also find how to extend your Hong Kong employment visa here and in case your proposed employer […]

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Is It Ever OK to Work in Hong Kong on a Visitor Visa?

March 15th, 2019

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

Is it ever OK to work in Hong Kong on a visitor visa? You would assume, quite reasonably, that if the Hong Kong Immigration Department advised you that is was OK to come to Hong Kong as a visitor and work, then that would be kosher, right? Wrong! In this question, it is more than apparent […]

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Infographics

Newcomer’s Guide to Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa

January 1st, 2019

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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LIFTING THE LID – Why The Hong Kong Visa Centre Doesn’t Take On Every Prospect Client Opportunity

September 26th, 2018

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

In this occasional series of commentary, I provide a peek inside our professional practice and offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Hong Kong Visa Centre team. In this short piece, I discuss the reason why, here at the Hong Kong Visa Centre, we end up only ever acting for […]

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