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Eager to offer the best solution to my business investment visa quandary

My experience with Stephen Barnes and the Hong Kong Visa Centre was easier than I had imagined.

He gave clear and concise advice and was eager to offer the best solution to my business investment visa quandary whether that option meant income for his firm or not.

With his service, I endured the minimum possible amount of work while getting a successful result in about half the time that was originally estimated by other visa consultants in Hong Kong

Jerrell Bravo, Bravo Sourcing Associates

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An excellent knowledge of the visa process, including the pitfalls to expect

“ We have used Stephen several times now and have found his service to be excellent. He has an excellent knowledge of the visa process, including the pitfalls to expect and he’s always supported us very effectively.  I would recommend him to anyone that needs support with their Hong Kong visa applications.”

Simon Parfitt, Regional Manager. Guardian Life Management.

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Worth every penny, and then some

“Special thanks to Stephen Barnes, our visa consultant. He has been worth every penny, and then some.”

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“Stephen was perhaps the most professional person I have worked with, ever.

Never have I seen someone juggle so many different pieces of information and stay on top of things and in touch with the client as well as he did.

When I was in college I often felt as though the professors were unaware that we were taking any class but their own, based on the amount of homework we were assigned.

With Stephen I couldn’t understand how he could be working with any other clients, given how much attention he was giving us.

As the complexity of the paperwork grew and we went through multiple submissions of information, my wife and I many times commented on how glad we were to not have tried to do it ourselves. ”

Joshua Steimle, MWI Hong Kong

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Stephen and his team were there every step of the way for me – no question was too trivial

“I approached Stephen after I had taken a challenging change in career direction, needing some pretty critical advice on visas. Not only did I find Stephen to be a fountain of knowledge, his advice was practical, relevant and realistic. Stephen and his team were there every step of the way for me; no question was too trivial. He is incredibly responsive and goes above and beyond the call of duty, always. I would wholeheartedly recommend Stephen and the HK Visa Centre to anyone in need of help with the complex HK visa system”

Rachel Jacqueline, Writer, Hong Kong

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I think you are “the” authority on this topic…

“When I contacted the Hong Kong Visa Centre I was looking to decide if I should file for a dependant visa or wait until my wife finds a full time job.

I choose to reach out to you because, after studying all the material on your site, I couldn’t establish if I should file yet or not. But clearly you are knowledgeable and familiar with Hong Kong immigration.

And honestly, there didn’t seem to be another provider willing to help a “small potato” like me answer this sort of question without it costing a lot of money.

I was really pleased with your response as we previously went through the American K1 fiancé visa process (for my wife) on our own, without any professional help.

But in taking a similar approach to a Hong Kong Dependant Visa, I couldn’t establish what “works” in Hong Kong.

I was able to navigate the American immigration process successfully because I could study lots of peoples experiences on the internet, see what worked for people, and what didn’t, and “reverse engineer” the process.

In Hong Kong however, either not many people with our circumstances are applying or those that do don’t write up their approach/success/failure stories in enough quantity for me to figure out what works and what doesn’t.

After finding and reading through your website, I think you are “the” authority on the this topic…. at the very least the only one who is willing to share your experiences and knowledge so generously.

I was pleased with your answer because I can go ahead and start the application process, rather than holding off for an unknown period of time.

My wife and I recommend you to anyone who wants a Hong Kong visa!”

Todd F, USA

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If you need straightforward, honest and useful advice, this is the place to come

“ I emailed for advice, as I was having trouble with the Immigration Department and my accountants were dropping dark hints about prosecution and possible expulsion.

I thought I’d just get a standard reply but within an hour Stephen called me, gave me advice on what I should do and greatly reassured me about the situation.

I did what he suggested and just over a week later the problem was resolved – and all of that advice was free!

I can’t recommend him highly enough: if you need straightforward, honest and useful advice, this is the place to come.”

Stephen S, Hong Kong

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All I can say is a very big THANK YOU. Your advice, your Visa Extension kit and your services are invaluable

“ Dear Stephen,

I wanted to follow up with you on the results of the above enquiry. All I can say is a very big THANK YOU. Your advice, your Visa Extension kit and your services are invaluable.

My current employment visa was due to expire tomorrow and I went in to the 5/F extension section today (the day before) – I had completely forgotten to start the process 4 weeks earlier. I also needed to travel again on May 4th for business and would not have been able to return to HKG until May 25th.

So I was concerned about getting an interim visa and then being back here in time to collect my extension.

In addition, I had so many issues the last time around with delays on getting the extension that I was very apprehensive about this round (my sponsoring employer is a very new company established in HKG only a few years ago and when I transferred my sponsor from a previous to current employer I had a very hard time getting the extension that was my second 2 year extension). This was my final 3 year extension.

However, I followed your instructions and our company used your templates to the letter with a few minor modifications and I went to my pre-booked appointment today and despite the wait of a couple of hours, and the late application for extension —- to my absolute pleasant surprise the HK Immigration approved me within 2 hours for the 3 year extension!!!

No hassles, no questions and no requirement for additional documents. I am very relieved and extremely pleased with the results of your guidance.

Thank you for your openness in sharing knowledge with the community and demystifying this process. “

Ian, Hong Kong

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