What Are the Chances of Being Allowed Back if You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa and Are Then Convicted of that Crime?
Posted in Musing, Refusals & Appeals, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /
It is NEVER a good idea to overstay your Hong Kong visa for the reasons set out below…
I previously overstayed my Visitor visa for a period of 13 months; I reported to the Immigration Department, was charged and at Sha Tin court I was convicted and given a suspended sentence of 6 months. I bought my air ticket and I was allowed to leave Hong Kong on my own without being formally deported.
This was in June 2008.
Later I tried to return to Hong Kong in 2009 but at the airport I was refused entry and I was told by an Immigration Officer that I can apply for a visa before coming to Hong Kong, as a visa on arrival is not available in my case.
I submitted my Visitor visa application through a friend of mine (who is a permanent resident of Hong Kong) but my application was refused.
2 years later (that is in 2011) I applied again for a Visitor visa via the same sponsor and once again my application was refused.
I wrote an email to the Immigration Department asking if I was blacklisted from entering Hong Kong.
I was told I am not blacklisted, yet my applications keep being rejected.
Can you kindly suggest any measures that I can take to apply successfully for a Visitor visa? I have a local sponsor in Hong Kong and any information/suggestion from you will be of immense help.
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