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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

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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? 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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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

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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? 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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How Easy Is It To Secure A Work Visa Issued Under The Immigration Arrangements For Non-Local Graduates On The Basis Of Freelance Employment?

January 25th, 2024

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How Easy Is It To Secure A Work Visa Issued Under The Immigration Arrangements For Non-Local Graduates On The Basis Of Freelance Employment? Can you realistically expect to work for yourself if your employment permissions have been granted under IANG? QUESTION Hi Stephen, thanks a lot for answering the questions on this website. I must […]

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Applying for Right of Abode in Hong Kong After 7 Years | How To Complete The Confusing Sections On the ROP145 Application Form

January 20th, 2024

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Hong Kong Immigration ROP145 Application Form Help! The Hong Kong Immigration Department’s ROP 145 application form is used for the “Application for Verification of Eligibility for Permanent Identity Card.” What Is It? This ROP145 application form is intended for individuals who wish to verify their eligibility for a Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card. The form […]

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How Easy is it to Secure A Work Visa Issued Under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates on the Basis of Freelance Employment?

January 15th, 2024

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How Easy Is It To Secure A Work Visa Issued Under The Immigration Arrangements For Non-local Graduates On The Basis of Freelance Employment? Can you realistically expect to work for yourself if your employment permissions have been granted under IANG? QUESTION Hi Stephen, thanks a lot for answering the questions on this website. I must […]

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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

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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

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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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Now That I’ve Lost My Job What About My Employment Visa? Will I Get Kicked Out Of Hong Kong Or Can I Stay?

December 17th, 2023

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Now that I’ve lost my job what about my employment visa? Will I get kicked out of Hong Kong? I really do need time to get myself sorted out and ideally I want to find another employer here and pick up my career again. I love Hong Kong even though recent years have been tough […]

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Got An MPF Refund | Impact On A PR Application | Are You Now Disqualified?

November 23rd, 2023

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I Have Sworn A Declaration That I Am Leaving Hong Kong To Receive An MPF Refund … Am I Now Precluded From Making an Application for the Right of Abode Here? QUESTION I have been resident in Hong Kong for 5 and a half years on a working visa. I lost my job over 6 […]

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