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LIFTING THE LID – Why The Hong Kong Visa Centre Doesn’t Take On Every Prospect Client Opportunity

September 26th, 2018

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

In this occasional series of commentary, I provide a peek inside our professional practice and offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Hong Kong Visa Centre team. In this short piece, I discuss the reason why, here at the Hong Kong Visa Centre, we end up only ever acting for […]

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Musing

How to Get a Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Approved – The Inside Scoop – Introduction

August 14th, 2018

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

I recently gave a talk at Centre O Connect in Sheung wan setting out the nitty gritty of the Hong Kong entrepreneur visa since the implementation of the Enhancement Measures on May 6, 2015. In this segment, I set the scene for the presentation. Here is the 10 Must Have Resources link discussed in the […]

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Your Questions Answered

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

February 20th, 2018

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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Your Questions Answered

Can I Extend My Hong Kong Employment Visa if I Have No Job Presently But a Baby Born in Hong Kong?

November 19th, 2017

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

Complex immigration scenarios sometimes present themselves with unforeseen consequences – which I am grateful to be able to explore in this excellent question just in… QUESTION I am Canadian and have lived in Hong Kong for almost 6 years. I recently quit my job and my working visa will expire by the end of December […]

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Hadley Says

How Do You Go About Changing Your Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsorship at Immigration Tower?

September 2nd, 2017

Posted in Employment Visas, Hadley Says…, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

If you have left the employ of your current employment visa sponsor, or even just thinking of doing so, you need to undergo what is known as a change of sponsorship application before you start working for anyone else in Hong Kong, including yourself! FIRST PUBLISHED APRIL 19, 2013 To do this you have to […]

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Musing

Last 5 Years – the Top 10 Resources of the Hong Kong Visa Geeza Website & the Size of Our Tribe!

May 8th, 2017

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

It has been 5 years since we launched the Hong Kong Visa Geeza website. Thought I would share with you the essential metrics of how well this website performs for us AND thought you might be interested in the top ten most visited articles / sections of this website over the last five years:   […]

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Musing

100% Hong Kong Visa Application Success Rate? Take It All With A Grain of Salt!

May 6th, 2017

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

First Published September 26, 2012 Some of my colleagues in the immigration services community in Hong Kong prefer to promote their practices on the strength of their 100% application success rates. I have no reason to doubt the veracity of these claims. I really do believe it’s true. How our competitors choose to position their […]

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Musing

The Nuts & Bolts of Growing a Business in Hong Kong – Visas to Consider

November 22nd, 2016

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

On September 29, 2016 at PaperclipHK, Fresh Accounting (Paul Gardner), Talenox (Gordon Ng) and myself gave a talk on the nuts and bolts of growing a business in Hong Kong. In this short video I discuss the visas to consider to this end. More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting How a Hong Kong […]

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Musing

Hong Kong Employment Visa: Update On Sponsorship Form ID990B – Declaration As To Local Recruitment Efforts

July 31st, 2016

Posted in Employment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

Due to the Audit Commission Report Number 66 of April this year, ImmD have changed one critical aspect of their processes in relation to employment visas. ImmD has updated the sponsorship form ID990B with a page 5 which requires the employing company’s declaration speaking to local recruitment efforts. This effectively means page 5 of ID990B needs […]

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Musing

Generosity As a Business Model: Business Talents Network, Yorkshire Pudding & The Hong Kong Visa Geeza

June 12th, 2016

Posted in Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

On March 1, 2016 I was asked to give a presentation ‘on anything’ at a Business Talents Network at Yorkshire Pudding restaurant and I chose Generosity As A Business Model. This is my talk. You can download a copy of my presentation here.   More Stuff You May Find Useful or Interesting My Story – The Last […]

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