Employment Visas and Visa Renewals
We help employers and individuals navigate the immigration aspects of Hong Kong law and obtain employment visas. We pride ourselves in giving holistic advice and assist our clients with crafting a case strategy, liaising with the Immigration Department as well as preparing all application forms and other necessary supporting documents.
Our business investment visa professionals work closely with start-ups, investors, business advisory firms and leading banks to prepare and submit high quality visa applications for entrepreneurs and start-ups. Our professionals are experts in the immigration options for investors and will guide you through the complex immigration rules and policies of the Immigration Department.
Applications for Reconsideration and Judicial Review
In some cases, visa applications or applications for extension of stay are being denied by the Immigration Department. If your application has been refused, we will advise you on whether or not you have a right of appeal, and whether this is the best option to pursue. We may employ a variety of tactics to get the decision overturned, including applying for reconsideration and filing for judicial review.
Permanent Residency and Hong Kong Passports
We also assist our clients to apply for permanent resident status after they have ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for more than 7 years. We would typically review your immigration history and provide realistic advice on the prospects of success of an application. After obtaining permanent residency in Hong Kong, Chinese nationals may apply for a Hong Kong passport. With our extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of the immigration rules and nationality law, our team is well positioned to assist with even the most complex matters.
Investigation and Prosecution
We have previously acted for companies and individuals that have been investigated or prosecuted for a breach of condition of stay or other offences under the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115). Using our understanding of the techniques used by investigators and the key facts they are trying to uncover, our team has the resources to provide effective defenses that are designed to avoid or minimize legal exposure.