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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?

October 9th, 2018

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

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 residence by a foreign national intending permanent resident. QUESTION What happens if I am unable to provide copies of my tenancy agreements in support of […]

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If You Stay in Hong Kong for 7 Years as a De-facto Spouse Holding a Prolonged Visitor Visa Will You Qualify for Permanent Residency?

April 26th, 2018

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

Short and sweet question today, but an important answer so worthy of a PodCast answer (I get loads of questions each day and I answer all of those capable of an answer (many are not – eg “I want to work in HK can you get me a job and help with the visa”?) . […]

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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 / 74 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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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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Can You Leave Hong Kong to Pursue an MBA Overseas & Not Lose Your Continuity of Ordinary Residence if You Intend to Go On to Secure the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

August 26th, 2015

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

Right of abode in Hong Kong – the issues associated with studying overseas whilst, ostensibly, remaining resident here for work purposes… QUESTION I have been a HK resident since December 2010, and my plan has always been to remain here until I get  the right of abode in Hong Kong. However, I am now considering […]

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QOTW: Swapping from a Hong Kong Work Visa to an Investment Visa – the Impact on Right of Abode After 7 Years

June 6th, 2015

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

How does swapping from a Hong Kong work visa to an investment visa impact your eligibility for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong after 7 years? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I worked for 5 years in a Hong Kong company. I have since left that company for a year and 3 months. I have […]

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What Visa Options Exist for a Presently Employed Writer to ‘Go Solo’ Whilst Holding an Employment Visa ‘Cruising’ to the Right of Abode in Hong Kong in 2018?

May 31st, 2015

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

Freelance writers always struggle to secure investment visas here… QUESTION I have been working in Hong Kong for about 4.5 years and my current employment visa expires in 2018. I would like to be a freelance writer, but I understand that getting an investment visa can be onerous especially since I will be a one-man […]

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QOTW: What Impact Does Time Spent Working Abroad Have On Your Eligibility For PR in Hong Kong

February 4th, 2015

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

Pleased to have an opportunity to once again address this question which comes up quite often in a variety of different guises… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK My daughter is employed in my company and has been for the past 3 years +. She recently received approval for an extension of her employment visa of 2 […]

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

December 4th, 2014

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

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 Practical Guide. In this section of the talk, I talk about  the Hong Kong unconditional stay and when it […]

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Visas From 39,000 Feet @ General Assembly – Right of Abode in Hong Kong

November 2nd, 2014

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / 8 responses

On July 10, 2014 I was invited by the good folks at General Assembly to give an overview talk on the opportunities for their foreign national Alumni seeking to remain in Hong Kong after graduating from their excellent programmes. This section covers the Right of Abode in Hong Kong. The Rest of the Talk Introduction Visa to […]

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