Hong Kong Visitor Visa Extension Documentation Required

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http://www.hongkongvisahandbook.com - this is the brief SlideShare introduction of the Hong Kong Visitor Visa Extension process as found in the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. On the Hong Kong Visa Handbook website you will discover every possible resource required to effectively finish a Hong Kong visa application at the Hong Kong Immigration Department.

But of course, many people believe that the easiest way to secure an extension to a visitor visa is to just do a visa run, go off to Shenzhen, go off to Macau, perhaps spend a little money, go down to Taipei or go down to Bangkok and then come back pretty quickly and get an extension to your visitor visa in those circumstances. It isn’t commonly understood however that the Immigration Department are very wise to this activity and that they are looking for individuals who are spending more than 180 days in any 365-day given period, and people who are shown on record as having such lengths of visitor stay in Hong Kong, particularly if they are not going back to their home countries or taking flights out of the territory. They will look carefully at the motivations for such visitors and the possibility of their breaching the conditions of stay. This approach to extend the visitor visa is fraught with difficulty because over time it will catch up with you. On one time, coming back into Hong Kong you may endorse SCL (Short Conditional Landing) in your passport and the Immigration Officer will only give you three days maximum to remain to pack up your things, finish what it was that you are doing in Hong Kong for a protracted period of time that has kept you in the territory as a visitor and they will then expect you to leave and that SCL status will not be allowed to be extended, and after you exited Hong Kong, the risk of you being refused entry anytime in the 6 months which follow the SCL or experience is very manifest.

So, the whole Shenzhen shuttle scenario is fraught with difficulty, certainly not recommended and could end up giving you a very nasty surprise.

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Hong Kong Visitor Visa Extension Documentation Required

  1. 1. Pre‐Submission  Checklist  Visitor Visa Extension  Immigration Department Form ID91  Letter from Applicant  Third Party Letter of Support  Notes  www.hongkongvisahandbook.com 

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