Hong Kong Visas Made Easy

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May 2024

As A Hong Kong Work Visa Holder, If I Own Shares In A Company Here Will It Disqualify Me From Getting A Student Visa?

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

This post deals with the options for a Hong Kong Work Visa Holder who owns shares in a company but also intends to get enrolled in a full-time Masters Degree Programme Hong Kong being the dynamic ‘all-things-to-all-people’ type of place it is, oftentimes, certain life circumstances here throw up immigration challenges that need to be […]

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May 2024

Can I Study Then Get Married All Whilst Holding A Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsored By A Company I No Longer Work For?

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

Life in Hong Kong throws up many new opportunities and this question seeks to understand the implications for 7 years continuous residency in respect of an eventual right of abode application where an overall switch over in life plans sees a lady intending to relinquish her employment visa for a student or dependant visa … […]

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May 2024

My Girlfriend Is In Detention Prior to Removal – If I Marry Her Will She Be Able To Get A Dependant Visa?

Posted by / in Family Visas, Refusals & Appeals, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

This is a sad situation for a couple who find themselves in a maelstrom of immigration difficulties caused by a less than sensible choice some time previously. QUESTION I am a permanent resident in Hong Kong and am planning to marry my girlfriend. My girlfriend is in detention prior to removal. She’s from the Philippines. […]

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May 2024

Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean…Roof-Over-Head-Food-On-Table ?

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

In this short piece I discuss how the Hong Kong Immigration Department assess the bona fides of a sponsor seeking Hong Kong dependant visa permissions for his/her family to join him/her in the HKSAR. Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. ‘Roof-Over-Head-Food-On-Table’ describes […]

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May 2024

How Can I Handle My Hong Kong Employment Visa Extension If I Plan To Be On Leave For 8 Weeks Around The Time For Renewal?

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

This situation occurs quite a lot especially for those employees who were originally summer hires and are on back to back employment contracts matching the validity of their limits of stay. QUESTION I am a Canadian currently employed in Hong Kong and have a work visa. If I plan to be absent on leave in […]

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May 2024

Will The 2 Years I Spent Studying In China Break My Continuous Residence For The Hong Kong Right Of Abode?

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

Circumstances sometimes conspire against foreign national residents here who find themselves in a quandary as to whether or not their continuous ordinary residence here has been broken due to decisions made (voluntary or otherwise) earlier on in their lives in Hong Kong. In this situation, will an application for the Right of Abode fail? QUESTION […]

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May 2024

Will Performance-Based Equity Compensation Suffice Instead Of A Cash Salary For A Hong Kong Employment Visa?

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

To what extend the salary can be replaced with performance-based equity compensation in case of a Hong Kong employment visa? No one has asked me this type of question about compensation for employees for about 17 years now so I’m grateful to the questioner for raising it as she did. QUESTION I have successfully registered […]

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