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Am I Compelled To Apply For Hong Kong Permanent Residency After 7 Years Or Can I Maintain The Status Quo Of My Present Employment Visa?

March 16th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Once you have achieved 7 years continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong, your long stay immigration options open up considerably… QUESTION My current working visa is due to expire at the end of  September, (previously I was given an extension of 3 years in 2010), this I assume was so that I would be valid for […]

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Musing

Hong Kong Unconditional Stay – A Practical Guide (Business Immigration To Hong Kong)

March 10th, 2024

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

In this post, I talk about  the Hong Kong unconditional stay and when it might be useful to you. Hong Kong unconditional stay plays a lesser yet still important role in immigration status to acquire in the HKSAR today… On March 21, 2014 I gave a presentation at the Chinese Club entitled Business Immigration to Hong Kong – A […]

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Case Studies

The Twists And Turns Of An Unusual Hong Kong Permanent Residency Application

February 27th, 2024

Posted by / in Case Study, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR / 10 responses

Although this case study is based on a situation I was asked to provide guidance to many years ago, its content is still relevant today.   Our client was a French national with a wife and 5 year old daughter – all of them, French citizens. He had first arrived in Hong Kong in 2004 […]

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I Lived In Hong Kong For 11 Years – And Have Been Gone For The Last 7 – Can I Still Get Permanent Residency?

February 17th, 2024

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

I Lived In Hong Kong For 11 Years – And Have Been Gone For The Last 7 – Can I Still Get Permanent Residency? First Published July 11, 2018 It happens a lot more often than you might imagine. You’d think that the many early years in Hong Kong ought to count towards your right […]

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Your Questions Answered

How Do Foreign National Children Resident In Hong Kong For 7 Years Go On To Acquire Permanent Residency Here?

February 7th, 2024

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

How Do Foreign National Children Resident In Hong Kong For 7 Years Go On To Acquire Permanent Residency Here? The test for the right of abode for foreign national children resident in Hong Kong for 7 years is the same as for adults but the manifestation of that PR takes a slightly different form… QUESTION […]

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How Can I Prove ‘7 Years Residency’ For My Hong Kong Right Of Abode Application If I Do Not Have Any Old Tenancy Agreement Copies?

February 2nd, 2024

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

How Can I Prove ‘7 Years Residency’ For My Hong Kong Right Of Abode Application If I Do Not Have Any Old Tenancy Agreement Copies? How to skin the cat of the ‘missing tenancy agreement’ is an oft-faced challenge in the game of the Hong Kong Right of Abode Application after 7 years continuous ordinary […]

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60 Second Snapshot'

How Does Hong Kong Right Of Abode Downgrade To The Right To Land Materialize And What Are The Immigration Implications Of This?

January 22nd, 2024

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Long Stay & PR / 78 responses

How Does Hong Kong Right Of Abode Downgrade To The Right To Land Materialize And What Are The Immigration Implications Of This? First Published January 17, 2013 If you are a foreign national permanent resident of Hong Kong you will hold a permanent identity card and, as a result, will possess the Rolls Royce immigration […]

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If I Have Spent Less Than 180 Days In Hong Kong During The Last Three Years Will It Affect My Application For The Right of Abode?

January 11th, 2024

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Less Than 180 Days in Hong Kong During the Last Three Years – Impact On PR Eligibility What happens if you work for a Hong Kong company but are stationed the majority of your time outside of Hong Kong? Less than 180 days in Hong Kong during the last three years – impact on PR […]

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Can I Apply For Right Of Abode If My Employment Visa Expires On The Exact 7 Year Anniversary Of My Residence In Hong Kong But I Have No Job On That Date?

January 1st, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

Unemployed When Your Eligibility For Right Of Abode Accrues? Can You Still Qualify For PR Even Without A Job … First Published June 4, 2103 Do you need to be employed on the date that your 7 year anniversary of your residence in Hong Kong comes up which then allows you apply for the right […]

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Right of Abode | Continuity of Residence | Time Spent Away From Hong Kong For Education Or Medical Treatment

December 31st, 2023

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

Right of Abode & Continuity of Ordinary Residence Calculation What Counts & What Doesn’t?   First Published October 4, 2014   Got 2 very similar questions in recently so I’m taking the opportunity to kill 2 birds with one stone… QUESTIONS I have a residency visa and this is my 6th year in Hong Kong. […]

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