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Hong Kong Resident Visa Extension of Stay – Offshore Processing Now Permitted (Temporarily)

April 11th, 2022

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Sherpa, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

INITIALLY PUBLISHED JANUARY 2, 2021 – UPDATED APRIL 9, 2022 The Immigration Department Accepts Applications for Extension of Stay from Hong Kong Non-permanent Residents Outside Hong Kong under the Pandemic (With Effect From 8 April 2022) https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/ext/npr.html (Temporary Measures Update) ***************************************************************************** Happy New Year Everyone. Bit of good news just before the new year break: […]

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What Are Your Visa Options if Your Marriage in Hong Kong Has Irretrievably Broken Down?

February 24th, 2022

Posted in 60 Second Snapshot, Family Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

An Oldie But A Goodie! (First Published September 6, 2012) So, for better or for worse, you and your spouse have gone your own separate ways and the question of your dependent visa hangs over your head like the sword of Damocles and you don’t know where to turn as regards your continuing immigration permissions […]

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What Are You Really Buying From a Hong Kong Immigration Consultant?

February 23rd, 2022

Posted in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /

First Published 2012 (10 Years Ago – Look How Young I Am!) There is sooooo much chatter on public forums about the value which Hong Kong immigration consultants add to the overall process of securing residency in Hong Kong. What the majority of these people fail to appreciate is the very simple reason why the […]

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Newcomer’s Guide to Getting a Hong Kong Employment Visa

February 18th, 2022

Posted in Employment Visas, Infographic, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

This infographic sets out how the path to securing a Hong Kong employment visa is traveled, from the decision to look for work through to granting of the all-important visa in your passport. More Stuff to Help You Along The perils of contriving a job offer in order to make an employment visa application in […]

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Can I Extend My Hong Kong Visa Outside of Hong Kong Due To The Pandemic?

February 15th, 2022

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Sherpa, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

Can I Extend My Hong Kong Visa Outside of Hong Kong Due To The Pandemic? So the question is whether or not you can get an extension to your residence visa considered while you’re offshore?  Historically, you’ve needed to be back in Hong Kong in order to progress an extension of stay application, if you’re […]

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Immigration Department Service Disruptions Until (Further Notice)

February 8th, 2022

Posted in Feature Article, Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

Immigration Department Service Disruptions Immigration Department Service Disruptions (For At Least Until February 11, 2022)   IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS Due to the latest situation of coronavirus, the Immigration Department is offering a limited service currently. Please see the arrangement below for your reference. ImmD will announce their updated service arrangement next week. We […]

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Can I Extend The 3 Years Needed To Keep My Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

January 12th, 2022

Posted in Long Stay & PR, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

Can I Extend The 3 Years Needed To Keep My Right of Abode in Hong Kong? Probably three or four times a week, I’m getting the same email these days. Those emails are coming from permanent residents of Hong Kong who have been absent or are coming up for being absent from Hong Kong  continuously […]

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Hong Kong Immigration Department Start e-Visa Arrangement (Online Application Process) From Today

December 28th, 2021

Posted in Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

Hong Kong Immigration Department Start e-Visa Arrangement  (implemented with effect from 28 December 2021) PREPARATIONS FOR NEW E-VISA SYSTEM ImmD are NOT widely replacing offline case management protocols with Online e-Visa protocols for the foreseeable future This system applies for the next few months only to ASSG, Foreign Domestic Helpers and IANG (entry visas) and […]

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Your Questions Answered

Is It Ever OK to Work in Hong Kong on a Visitor Visa?

September 2nd, 2021

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

Is it ever OK to work in Hong Kong on a visitor visa? You would assume, quite reasonably, that if the Hong Kong Immigration Department advised you that is was OK to come to Hong Kong as a visitor and work, then that would be kosher, right? Wrong! In this question, it is more than apparent […]

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Are Still Allowing Visitors Into Hong Kong Again (Mostly)

August 18th, 2021

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Sherpa, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /

The Hong Kong Immigration Department are still allowing visitors to Hong Kong again (mostly). After a tumultuous 48 hours of  COVID19 boffin flip-flopping and the HKSAR Government now sending everyone to a minimum of 14 days virus jail to enter our hallowed shores here are the new arrangements for folks, residents and not residents alike, […]

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