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If My Hong Kong Training Visa Application is Denied Will I be Precluded From Visiting the HKSAR Subsequently?

June 20th, 2022

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

What happens if your application for a Hong Kong training visa gets refused – will you be able to arrive and visit Hong Kong subsequently – or not? QUESTION I’ve been accepted into a startup accelerator in Hong Kong. It’s not one of the “pre-approved” ones for the so-called Start-up visa so I’ve been recommended […]

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Can I Remain in Hong Kong as a Dependant Visa Holder if My Spouse Has Died?

June 10th, 2022

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

What can you do about your dependant visa status in Hong Kong if you have sadly lost your much loved spouse-as-sponsor? QUESTION Hello, I came to Hong Kong on a dependent visa (my wife, a PR, sponsoring me). I have already completed 3.5 years and my visa is about due for extension. The dilemma I […]

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What Compliance Obligations Do I Have if I Hold a Hong Kong Employment Visa and Want to Start Freelancing After I Stop Working for My Employer-Sponsor?

June 6th, 2022

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

I hold a Hong Kong employment visa and want to start freelancing…   As a foreign national temporarily resident in Hong Kong on a sponsored employment visa, there are a number of different compliance issues that need to be addressed if you lose your job and you fancy embarking down the path of freelancing on […]

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Do You Really Need to Set Up Your Own Office if You Have a Hong Kong Investment Visa?

June 4th, 2022

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

Once you have persuaded the Hong Kong Immigration Department of your ability to make a substantial contribution to the economy of Hong Kong and have been granted an investment visa, can you then argue, after the fact, that actually, you have no practical need to establish office premises of your own after all? QUESTION I […]

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What Does the Hong Kong Training Visa Actually Allow and What Do the Immigration Department Expect of the Parties to the Application?

May 22nd, 2022

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

The Hong Kong training visa is an oft-misunderstood animal so I am grateful for this question that allows me to clear up some of the confusion. QUESTION Hi, congrats on the website, it’s very helpful! I just arrived in Hong Kong and my new potential employer is worried about the following: (a) That if I […]

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Is 7 Weeks a Long Time to Wait For the Hong Kong Immigration Department to Finalize a Training Visa Application?

May 12th, 2022

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

Foreign nationals can come to Hong Kong to receive training – the question is how long can you reasonably expect the visa application consideration exercise to take? QUESTION I recently signed a contract for a 12-month training with one of the biggest insurance companies in Hong Kong.  My application for training visa has been submitted […]

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How Can I Go From Being a Sponsored Hong Kong Employment Visa Holder to Working in My Own Business as I Wait Out the 7 Years to Permanent Residency Here?

May 8th, 2022

Posted in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

If you leave your job and want to start your own business in Hong Kong, what are the immigration implications of this if you are a temporary resident foreign national employee? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I am in a bit of a pickle, I am currently waiting for my PR and I have a visa extension […]

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Is it Ever Possible to Seek An Early Extension to a Hong Kong Investment Visa for a Non-Immigration Related Reason?

April 19th, 2022

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

What will the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of a very early application for an extension to a business investment visa? QUESTION I am 6 months into my first 12 month stint of an investment employment visa.  I am looking to move into a new apartment and the landlord is requesting a minimum of 12 […]

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What Do the Immigration Department Look For When Establishing the Bones Fides of a Hong Kong Employer As a Suitable & Credible Sponsor Under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates?

April 9th, 2022

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

Can any old entity successfully sponsor an employment visa extension under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates? QUESTION I am currently in Hong Kong on IANG Visa. My company would need to help me to sponsor the IANG visa once my limit of stay is within 4 weeks of expiry. I do understand that the […]

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What Kind of Visa Do We Need for a Technician to Undertake Highly Specialized 3D Scanning Work in Hong Kong That Will Last Only 10 Days?

March 17th, 2022

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

Does the fact that a piece of work to be undertaken in Hong Kong by a foreign national is project-specific and only going to last a few short days somehow obviate the requirement for an employment visa ? QUESTION We have acquired a contract with a company in Hong Kong. We have one person that […]

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