This 15 segment presentation is designed to empower long term foreign national residents of Hong Kong to remove all their current immigration conditions and go on to become permanent residents.
Permanent residency is derived from the Hong Kong Basic Law and, once granted, is manifested in a Permanent Identity Card – which itself states that the holder has the Right of Abode in Hong Kong.
The terms Permanent ID, right of abode, permanent residency and PR are all the same thing – they all mean that you possess the rolls royce immigration status in Hong Kong which is a prize worth having making a foreign national as close to being a Hong Kong Citizen as is legally possible.
However, it is important to appreciate that the quality of the Right of Abode for foreign nationals in Hong Kong is actually just inferior to the Right of Abode which Chinese nationals in Hong Kong secure.
As a foreigner who secures PR here on the strength of long term residency can actually lose their right of abode in certain circumstances whereas Chinese nationals cannot.
Moreover foreigners holding permanent identity cards cannot go on to get HKSAR passports, whilst Chinese nationals can.
These anomalies are not, however, driven by racism but rather the intricacies of Chinese nationality law. It doesn’t matter what the colour of your skin is or your ethnic background, you must be a Chinese citizen in order to have an unfettered Right of Abode and access to a HKSAR passport.
So, this presentation is designed specifically for long term foreign national residents of Hong Kong, lasts no more than 30 minutes all told and seeks to provide you with all the information and resources that you need to go on to make an application for the right of abode without needing to pay anyone for professional help.
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