The issue of fiances prior to marriage and how the Hong Kong Immigration Department treat them is often confused so I was happy to receive this question recently.
My fiancé is a Philippine resident working in Hong Kong for the past 4 years. She met with a divorce lawyer and is filing for divorce from her Philippine husband. Will be uncontested. The lawyer from Hong Kong said the divorce will proceed faster if we show the court we filed for a fiancé visa and showed that to the court...Read Full Story
Not every stint for work or business means full time residency in Hong Kong so what to do about ‘half-timers’?
I am pursuing options to take up employment in Hong Kong and would like to know if there is any residence requirement for retention of a work visa. For example, how long can one be absent from the country in any one year? This issue is important to me because I also wish to retain my employment/investment interest in the middle east and so am looking at a six month in Hong...Read Full Story
Excellent question earlier this week. Great opportunity to slay a few sacred cows.
Hi, one of the requirements for the work visa application is a proof of genuine vacancy. What if a sponsoring company doesn’t do job ads? What can he present? He recruits via his network since he is just a small company. Appreciate your inputs.
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I do not see this issue addressed on your web site (which, by the way, is fantastic).
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Here is my question.
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