PCG Asia provides various types of Hong Kong in-bound immigration services to foreign nationals, SMEs, and multinational corporations to assist their relocation to Hong Kong.
We understand your needs and frustration when hiring or relocating your staff or company to a new environment, especially with differences in language, culture, and laws.
In a business environment, you cannot afford to risk your competitiveness simply by misunderstanding the local rules and regulations. Unfortunately local knowledge is not the easiest thing to grasp.
Hong Kong Immigration Department is governed by local immigration ordinance, internal rules and procedures. Each visa application is assessed by a specific case officer. Though there are suggested requirements for each type of application, the final documents or information requested by each case officer will never be the same. The assessment is entirely discretionary on each scenario by each officer. This is why the process is so difficult for most people who are planning to settle in Hong Kong.
The processing time is, realistically, about 2 months since submission of an application. Or according to the Department, it will be 4-6 weeks after "submission of all documents required". However, the officer might only send you a reply in 4 weeks' time to request for further documents, and the 4-6 weeks pledge will start again after your submission of the further documents requested. So, one should allow at least 2 months for the Hong Kong Immigration Department to process an application. The visa validity of a first time approval is, maximum, 12 months. A visa might be approved with a shorter validity.
PCG Asia provides services for all types of applications to Hong Kong Immigration Department, including any first-time applications, re-considerations and visa extensions.
H.K.I.D. Cards (Hong Kong Identity Cards) are automatically granted once the visa applications have been approved for more than six months. In order to become a Hong Kong resident, visa applications should always come first.