My good friend is stranded in Hong Kong with no money because he can’t get a visa back into Hong Kong. If any of you can help, please let me know.
He accidently overstayed his visa and by the time he got some money together to go to Hong Kong he’d overstayed two months (he’s had some health problems recently, so is completely broke). He used a bit of guanxi and sorted it out with the police (he thought) they didn’t give him a black stamp or anything, made him pay the fine and told him he could get a visa in Hong Kong (although he couldn’t get a landing visa). It’s a visitor/student visa by the way (60 day with extensions up to 6 months).
He went to HOng Kogn on Friday and they wouldn’t give him a visa because of the overstay. They said that he has to get a sponsor to send some papers to something like the ‘Consular Affairs Office’, to plead his case and wait several days and even then the decision is up in the air. Someone from his language school is taking care of that.
It’s very important for him to get back to Taiwan so has anybody had a similar experience to this and know how he can improve his chances? Know anyone who might know? Richard, have you dealt with this before?
Any help much appreciated,