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Can I Come to Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa?

October 3rd, 2021

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

First Published July 7, 2019 Can I Come & Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa.? Permitted activity under the Visitor visa category seems to be something of a grey area and in the final analysis it all boils down to the attitude of the Immigration Department for a breach of conditions of […]

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Do I Need an Employment Visa Even if I Will be in Hong Kong for Just 2 Weeks to Complete a Consulting Assignment?

August 29th, 2021

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

A foreign national seeking to come to Hong Kong to work, paid or unpaid, for a long or short duration, requires the permission of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration. QUESTION Dear Stephen Your on-line book is very clear and helpful. I just need to clarify my position – and you must get lots of […]

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Is It a Good or a Bad Sign That the HKID Keep Coming Back With Further Requests for Information?

August 19th, 2021

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

This question seeks to understand what you should make of repeat requests for information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (HKID) during the course of your visa application. QUESTION “Good day. In the course of what would appear to be a straightforward application, two sets of requests for further information have been sent by the […]

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Can I Come to Install Equipment in Hong Kong Without an Employment Visa?

August 5th, 2021

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

First Published February 4, 2019 Permitted activity under the Visitor visa category seems to be something of a grey area and in the final analysis it all boils down to the attitude of the Immigration Department for a breach of conditions of stay. However, some activities are self-evidently ‘employment‘ in nature and the answer to […]

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Is 50 Days a Particularly Long Time to Process a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application?

July 18th, 2021

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

How long should a Hong Kong Employment Visa Application take to finalize – especially in light of the 4 weeks cited on the Hong Kong Immigration Department website? QUESTION My working visa application is now almost into its 7th week (49 days and counting). There were documents that immigration requested from my sponsor which may have delayed […]

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I Possess an APEC Business Travel Card – Will It Advantage Me in My Hong Kong Investment Visa Application?

April 15th, 2021

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

This question really is all about the Catch 22 which I have posted on quite a few times previously. However, there is an interesting twist in that the questioner has entered Hong Kong on an APEC Business Travel Card and none of his clients are actually based in Hong Kong. So I am grateful for […]

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Is It a Good or a Bad Sign That the HKID Keep Coming Back With Further Requests for Information?

April 11th, 2021

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

This question seeks to understand what you should make of repeat requests for information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (HKID) during the course of your visa application. QUESTION “Good day. In the course of what would appear to be a straightforward application, two sets of requests for further information have been sent by the […]

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

November 25th, 2020

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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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Dependant Visa Proof of Means – A Chicken & Egg Situation for a Couple Relocating a Business to Hong Kong

October 15th, 2020

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

First Published August 24, 2017 Thankfully, Hong Kong immigration is not overly bureaucratic or legalistic so what appears to be an intractable problem more often than not is not such a big deal after all… QUESTION Hello, My wife and I were married earlier this year. I am a US citizen, but she is an […]

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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?

September 21st, 2020

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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