Continuous Residence

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Hong Kong Right of Abode for Foreign Nationals – When Does the 7 Year Clock Start Ticking?

November 15th, 2020

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

This question comes up quite often so I’m grateful to this questioner for asking it. The answer is straight forward enough, but in my PodCast below, I set out why the reason it is as it is – and why trying to start your Right of Abode application earlier is essentially an exercise in futulity! […]

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How Are Dependant Family Members Considered in An Application for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

November 13th, 2020

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Are family members who are accompanying a main applicant for the right of abode in Hong Kong treated in any particular way by the Hong Kong Immigration Department? QUESTION Hi When applying for the right of abode in Hong Kong for the whole family .. if I put in 9 years worth of my husband’s tax […]

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Will the 2 Years I Spent Studying in China Break My Continuous Residence for the Hong Kong Right of Abode?

August 26th, 2020

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Circumstances sometimes conspire against foreign national residents here who find themselves in a quandary as to whether or not their continuous ordinary residence here has been broken due to decisions made (voluntary or otherwise) earlier on in their lives in Hong Kong. In this situation, will an application for the Right of Abode fail? QUESTION […]

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As a Hong Kong Work Visa Holder, If I Own Shares in a Company Here Will It Disqualify Me From Getting a Student Visa?

May 19th, 2020

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Your Question Answered / No responses

Hong Kong being the dynamic ‘all-things-to-all-people’ type of place it is, oftentimes, certain life circumstances here throw up immigration challenges that need to be considered carefully to ensure that you do not inadvertently run afoul of the law and end up doing things that are no commensurate with your formal conditions of stay. This question […]

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Is It Possible to Maintain My 6 Years’ Ordinary Residence In Hong Kong & Get the Right of Abode Next Year if I Plan to Move to Taiwan Soon?

May 11th, 2020

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What happens if you get to 6 years continuous ordinary residence then plan to leave Hong Kong? QUESTION Hello, I am in Hong Kong since 6 years on an employment visa all throughout and am aiming for PR next year in July. However, I am about to change job and the new company wants me […]

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Can I Study then Get Married All Whilst Holding a Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsored by a Company I No Longer Work For?

May 9th, 2020

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

This post was first published on December 2, 2012 Life in Hong Kong throws up many new opportunities and this question seeks to understand the implications for 7 years continuous residency in respect of an eventual right of abode application where an overall switch over in life plans sees a lady intending to relinquish her […]

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What Can I Do To Maintain My Eligibility for Right of Abode in Hong Kong Now That I’ve Been Made Redundant?

May 6th, 2020

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

First Published On September 30, 2015 What happens to your prospects for permanent residency in Hong Kong if you’ve been made redundant but have no firm intention to rejoin the workforce prior to  seeking to apply to have your eligibility for right of abode verified after 7 years continuous ordinary residence? QUESTION Hello Visa Geeza, […]

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Does My Child Get the Right of Abode if She Wasn’t Born in Hong Kong But I Have the Right to Land?

May 2nd, 2020

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 7 responses

First Published December 25, 2012 A relatively straightforward answer to, what can be, quite a complex question dealing with ‘Hong-Kong-immigration status-by-descent’ for foreign nationals born in the HKSAR. QUESTION I was born in Hong Kong  (I am a British passport holder and of British parents). I do not have ***. My daughter was born in […]

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I Run an Internet Company Based Out of Hong Kong But Choose to Spend Most of My Time Away – Can I Get Permanent Residency in Hong Kong After 7 Years?

April 16th, 2020

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First Published July 9, 2016 The modern, connected economy throws up myriad ways for people to organize their lives and business affairs and, as can be seen from this great question, how might ImmD respond to an application for the Right of Abode where an internet entrepreneur bases himself here with his family but they […]

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Will Redundancy & Subsequent, Extensive Overseas Travel Away Negatively Impact a Hong Kong Permanent Residency Application at the 7 Year Mark?

March 24th, 2020

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What are ImmD looking for to ensure that you are settled in Hong Kong at the time they consider your Hong Kong Permanent Residency application? QUESTION Firstly, thank you for the great service you provide. I just had two questions for you that are related. I currently have a work visa for 3 years (2-2-3). […]

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