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How Are Fiance’s Prior to Marriage Treated by the Hong Kong Immigration Department?

October 5th, 2020

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The issue of fiances prior to marriage and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department treat them is often confused so I was happy to receive this question recently.

So, how are fiance’s prior to marriage treated by the Hong Kong Immigration Department?


My fiancé is a Philippine resident working in Hong Kong for the past 4 years. She met with a divorce lawyer and is filing for divorce from her Philippine husband.  Will be uncontested.  The lawyer from Hong Kong said the divorce will proceed faster if we show the court we filed for a fiancé visa and showed that to the court.  Can we file for fiancé visa during the divorce process?   I am an American citizen, spent a week there earlier in the year.  I qualify on my end

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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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