Virginia, US

Joanne is a Senior Manager for Fragomen in Hong Kong. She has approximately 10 years of experience in providing inbound immigration services. Her areas of focus include employment visas, dependent visas, training visas for applicants who need to attend training in Hong Kong in order to acquire special skills and knowledge not available in the applicant's country/territory of domicile, change of employment, extension of stay, admission scheme for mainland talents and professionals, and the right of abode applications. She provides immigration services and advice to a wide range of clients, including global investment banks, and multinational and high-tech companies. Prior to joining Fragomen, she led an immigration team for one of the the Big 4 CPA firms in Hong Kong.

Joanne speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Education


University of Leicester
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology | M.A.

Awards

Reuben H. & Catherine R. Falwell Scholarship

Provided consultations to clients regarding their relocation arrangements, and ongoing support for their assignment-related matters

Advised multinational clients on the immigration requirements arising out of merger and acquisition transactions and corporate restructuring

Provided advice, briefings, client training, and global immigration regulatory updates to clients

Handled outside policy/sensitive cases such as those involving common law and/or same sex relationships which are not recognized by authorities within the jurisdictions in which the client operates

Handled appeals against decisions made by the Director of Immigration of the Government of Hong Kong SAR