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Baby Born in Hong Kong to a Foreign National Temporary Resident – How To Complete the Dependant Visa Process

April 16th, 2017

Posted by / in Family Visas, Feature Article, Musing / 3 responses


 

When a baby is born here to a temporary (i.e. non permanent) resident how do you go about finalising the immigration formalities associated with the birth in the HKSAR?

This is a straightforward process not otherwise detailed in the dependant visa section of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook – so here you go:

Firstly, make sure you register the birth within 42 days. This short video teaches you how:

Documents Required 

1– Copy of  the baby’s Hong Kong birth certificate
2– Copy of the baby’s passport
3– Copy of parents’ Marriage Certificate
4– Copy of father’s passport bio details and current visa label pages
5– Copy of mother’s passport bio details and current visa label pages
6– Copy of HKID card for both parents
7– Original HKID235B (baby’s Permit to Remain – issued by ImmD at the time you registered the birth and secured the birth certificate) along with a copy
8– Completed Transfer of Endorsement form

Process

This takes place on the 5th floor of Immigration Tower in Wanchai. There is a walk in quota each day which tends to fill up early. Better to make an advance appointment using the telephone booking service. Call 2824 6111 to learn how to do this

Time to Complete

1-2 hours

Note

Bring something to read. Earphones and music are not recommended as you have to listen out for your number to be called. If you miss it, it’s a world of waiting pain…

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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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  • Jeff

    11 Mar 2021 pm31 4:57pm
    01

    Good afternoon, I just want to know if a mother is a dependant in Hong Kong and her child was holding a Recognizance and her child age was 33 years old, is it possible her child can apply a dependant visa? The father of the child was disappeared since birth.Can you help me please.Thank you.

    • The Visa Geeza

      17 Mar 2021 pm31 2:03pm
      02

      Bottom line is not easily and would require expensive lawyers to even give it a go. It’s not our area of expertise in any event. We are employment and business focused for the most part.

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