New Content Daily Sign Up Here

60 Second Snapshot'

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 instruct someone to just take care of it all for you, or you are happy to pay for the peace of mind knowing that your application is in a pair of expert hands, then that’s all good.

I am, after all, an Immigration Consultant myself and I truly understand the value that we add.

So, that all said, here follow five typical situations where you more than likely do not need to pay for any professional help with your Hong Kong visa application:

1.           Where you have read through the Hong Kong Visa Handbook  and our content on the Visa Geeza blog and it is manifestly evident that you have an approvable application situation in play.

2.            Where you are especially adept at paperwork and can easily follow the guidance and directions contained in the information found on our Hong Kong visa websites.

3.            Where you have plenty of time on your hands to understand what’s required for visa approval, can handle the process yourself down at Immigration Tower and are not afraid of the roller coaster experience of surprise calls from the Immigration Department and their sometimes inexplicable requests to resubmit documents which you have already supplied.

4.            Where perhaps you have a background in professional services and are confident that you can handle the process yourself so long as you have access to the type of information and help found in the Hong Kong Visa Handbook as well as this Blog.

5.            And, finally, where you’ve had the chance to speak to an Immigration Consultant first who has effectively confirmed for you that your case is, subject to following the correct application process, essentially approvable – just so long as you argue it properly.

 More Stuff to Help You Along

The foibles of Hong Kong visa and immigration applications that only experience can fully appreciate

But Stephen, how do you make any money when you give away all of your Hong Kong visa  expertise and know-how for free?

The newcomer’s guide to getting a Hong Kong employment visa

What’s required for a one man Hong Kong business investment visa approval?

How to engage the Hong Kong Visa Centre if your application has been refused by the Immigration Department


Please select the social network you want to share this page with:

The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

Handbook Contents
Professional Service Options...