Am I Eligible for An Extension to My Hong Kong Dependant Visa if My PHKID Card Holding Spouse Doesn’t Actually Live Here Now?
Posted by The Visa Geeza / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 6 responses
The Hong Kong Immigration Department grant dependant visas on the basis of family reunion in Hong Kong.
Where, however, the sponsoring spouse is no longer resident in the HKSAR, the question is begged as to whether or not an extension will be available for the sponsored dependant visa holder?
I currently live in Hong Kong on a dependent visa.
For the past two years my husband (a permanent resident of Hong Kong) started to live and work in the United Kingdom because we planned to settle in the UK in the future . Unfortunately he was unable to process a UK visa for me because of uncertainty of jobs there, which is not possible till now.
My Hong Kong dependant visa is expiring soon so he will come back to Hong Kong for my visa extension.
My question. Is there any supporting documents needed from my husband because he is staying outside of Hong Kong?
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Hi there, it would be great to get your input on this.
I hold a HK PR and my husband is on a Dependent Visa which expires in May 2020, we haven’t been living in HK for the past year and have relocated overseas. Would it still be possible for us to renew his Dependent Visa for ease in his travelling to HK in the future?
Or would the immigration officers deny it as we haven’t made HK our home?
The Visa Geeza
ImmD will ask questions at the time of renewal as to why he has been absent from HK for more than a year and could decide not to grant an extension as you are not resident here presently. The visa need is driven by actual residence in HK and not efficient immigration clearance. You can of course try though.