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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Contrived Employment?

July 2nd, 2020

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


First Published September 9, 2016

Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance.

In this short piece I discuss  the old chestnut of contrived employment (fake job offers).

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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.

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