Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

16

Apr 2018

The Experience of Being Denied Entry As A Visitor to Hong Kong

Posted in Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /

The experience of being denied entry as a visitor to Hong Kong…

Got this email in over the weekend. Good to share:Hi,

I travelled to Hong Kong on 12th on a PAR from India.

The immigration officer asked me for the duration of my stay. I told her I am in hong kong for 10 days on a holiday.

She asked me the following then –

1) Hotel bookings for 10 days

2) Day wise itinerary for 10 days.

3) Cash I was carrying

I replied the following –

1) I had booking for two days. I told her I did not book for 10 days in advance as I was not sure if the hotel will be good. I’ll check it out for two days if I like i will extend my stay there or book another hotel for the remainder of my stay.

2) I told her the places I am interested in seeing however I did not have the day to day itinerary planned out.

3) I was carrying $4500 in cash & my debit card which had more than enough money to cover my expenses.

They did not tell me for which exact reason they sent me back. I was told I can come back at any time when I am better prepared.

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09

Apr 2018

I Am Married to a PRC National and a Permanent Resident Here So How Can We Live Together in Hong Kong?

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

What impact does being a Hong Kong permanent resident have on being married to a PRC national presently resident on the Mainland? My friend is a British Passport Holder who is a Permanent Resident in Hong Kong for over 20 years He married a mainland Chinese girl in Hong Kong and they now have a […]

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07

Apr 2018

How to Gee Up A Hong Kong Visa Application That is Taking a Long Time to Process

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

First Published on October 18, 2012 Whilst this question (along with the answer provided) discusses a dependant visa application, it does set the scene nicely for me to share with you how to go about prompting a response from the Immigration Department in an effort to keep your Hong Kong visa or other immigration application […]

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05

Apr 2018

Can I Do Business in Hong Kong Yet Live in Shenzhen to Save Costs & Commute Across the Boundary Each Day to Do My Business?

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

Living in Hong Kong ain’t cheap, that’s for sure… QUESTION I’m an Australian and British citizen currently living in Australia and I want to found a technology Startup company in Hong Kong because the government incentives seem very attractive to do so. The downside is that housing is ultra-expensive in Hong Kong and paying this […]

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03

Apr 2018

How Does Pre-existing Business Ownership Impact On a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa Application?

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

Will what has been done before impact on a Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visa out of policy application now? QUESTION I have a general question regarding conditions of stay for a Hong Kong prolonged visitor visa. On the Hong Kong Immigration website it says: “Subject to the following conditions of stay: (a) he shall not take any […]

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31

Mar 2018

What Chance is There That ImmD Will Grant a Visa to a Foreign National Who Previously Overstayed in Hong Kong by Five-And-A-Half Years?

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

Overstayed in Hong Kong for a very long time previously…? Great question this, not so much because the answer is mostly quite obvious, but because it gives me a chance to have a discussion about overstaying generally. QUESTION I was looking for a male helper and found a suitable one for our family. However, he […]

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29

Mar 2018

The Challenge of Visa Approvability for Freelance Writers & Reporters in Hong Kong

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

Freelancers in Hong Kong are often faced with a round-pegs-in-square-holes visa situation that is not easily resolved. This post attempts to deal with the challenge of visa approvability for these people and shed some light on what is actually do-able from an immigration perspective. QUESTION I am currently a full-time reporter in Hong Kong, I […]

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