Right Of Abode After Seven Years

Your Questions Answered

Will a Short Period of Time Away From Hong Kong Break My Continuity of Residence for My Eventual Right of Abode Application?

February 16th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 6 responses

Short period of time away from Hong Kong break my continuity of residence? Sometimes, continuity of ordinary residence can inadvertently be broken due to factors outside of your control… QUESTION I recently graduated from a Hong Kong university after 2 years of permanent study. Due to circumstances I had to return to my home country […]

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Your Questions Answered

Will I Still Qualify for the Right of Abode if I Worked Temporarily in Macau Yet Lived in Hong Kong for the Full 7 Years?

February 3rd, 2018

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 17 responses

I may be the middle of my NYC break but immigration stops for no man! Just before I left, I received the following question in regards to a Right of Abode application – which required me also taking a look at her documents. I’m grateful for the questioner’s permission to include our dialogue here on […]

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Do You Need to Have Been Physically Present in Hong Kong for a Full Seven Years (i.e 2555 Days All Told) in Order to Qualify for Hong Kong Permanent Residency?

December 27th, 2017

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 56 responses

Sometimes even the big name publications can get their facts (and law) wrong… do you need to have been physically present in Hong Kong for a full seven years (i.e 2555 days all told) in order to qualify for Hong Kong permanent residency? QUESTION Dear Stephen, The Wall Street Journal guide to HK states (here: […]

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Musing

Last 5 Years – the Top 10 Resources of the Hong Kong Visa Geeza Website & the Size of Our Tribe!

May 8th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Resource, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / No responses

It has been 5 years since we launched the Hong Kong Visa Geeza website. Thought I would share with you the essential metrics of how well this website performs for us AND thought you might be interested in the top ten most visited articles / sections of this website over the last five years:   […]

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Musing

100% Hong Kong Visa Application Success Rate? Take It All With A Grain of Salt!

May 6th, 2017

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 36 responses

First Published September 26, 2012 Some of my colleagues in the immigration services community in Hong Kong prefer to promote their practices on the strength of their 100% application success rates. I have no reason to doubt the veracity of these claims. I really do believe it’s true. How our competitors choose to position their […]

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Musing

Battening Down The Hatches – WHY THE HONG KONG IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ARE ABOUT TO GET REALLY TOUGH On Visa Applicants

June 15th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 1 response

Hong Kong Audit Commission Report 66 – If you work in the field of Hong Kong immigration, these last few days can properly be said to amount to an earthquake under the foundations of Immigration Tower. Presentation @ WYND on June 14, 2016 – Download Here Last week, the Hong Kong Audit Commission released their […]

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Musing

Fame At Last… the Hong Kong Visa Centre as a Classic Seth Godin Case Study!

May 13th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, VG Front Page, Visitor Visas / 6 responses

I have 4 intellectual heroes – one of whom is Seth Godin. Image Credit: TED   I was interviewed on the Podcast series TGFx where I talk about how Seth Godin so instrumentally influenced the business which Martyn and I put together when developing the Hong Kong Visa Centre business model. You can listen to […]

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Forum Follies

Why Internet Forums Are A Cr@p Source of Hong Kong Visa & Immigration Advice

April 8th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Forum Folly, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 33 responses

Hong Kong visa forums? Q – Would you ask a public forum for advice on how to get your teenage daughter off drugs? Q – Would you ask a public forum for advice on how to answer a tax question from the HK IRD? Q – Would you ask a public forum about how to make an application […]

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Your Questions Answered

QOTW: Will My Current Lack of Employment Under an IANG Visa Have Any Impact On My Application for the Verification of Permanent Identity Card?

March 23rd, 2016

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / No responses

What is the impact on your eligibility for the right of abode if you hold an IANG visa but are without an employer at the time you apply for your permanent residency? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am currently in Hong Kong on IANG visa. My last extension for IANG visa was a year ago. […]

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Musing

Applying for Right of Abode in Hong Kong After 7 Years – How to Complete the Confusing Sections on the ROP145 Application Form

September 6th, 2015

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / No responses

If you’re a long stay foreign national resident of Hong Kong and seeking to change your immigration status to permanent residency you will have to complete the ROP145 application form. There is a lot of confusion on pages 2 and 4 about which section to tick. This is how you do it: Page 2 ROP […]

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