we did not use any agent to have the visa. Started the process first week of july and visa was granted this week...
in June we created a Ltd (graphic design) where my gf has 80% of the share. it is important coz you need to show Immigration that the person who apply for visa is the key person of the company. In our case, she is the creative director so she is that key person. You need also to rent an office. you can find 6 months contract at 2000HKD a month. it is worth it to prove how serious you are in workin here.
before submitting application, been carefully thru the checklist which is on immigration website and sent all documents. the key doc is the business plan. we made a nice and realistic one, showing and budgeting to hire two locals ppl within 6 months.
4weeks after, Immigration requested additionnals documents ( and even some we already sent in the first batch. it is important to only send copies and not original.) So we send again requested documents. 3 weeks later, they asked more stuffs, especially regarding the financial situation of the company : invoices, contracts, letters of intentions, the more you give the better.
yesterday, we received a fax tellin us that visa was granted.
lemme know if u need more details