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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

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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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Is There a Minimum Annual Residency Requirement to Maintain a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

August 15th, 2015

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Can you keep your Hong Kong dependant visa if you no longer live in Hong Kong with your sponsoring spouse? QUESTION My wife has a Hong Kong dependant visa. She recently took a job outside of Hong Kong and will not be able to return for 8-10 months. Is there a requirement for dependant visas […]

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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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Can You Keep Your Hong Kong Employment Visa if You Are Being Transferred to Live & Work in China?

February 20th, 2015

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Can you live in China yet remain a HK resident with a valid Hong Kong employment visa? QUESTION We are a married couple with children and have lived in Hong Kong for 3.5 years.  We are moving to Shanghai soon (my husband’s employer is moving us).    We currently have a Hong Kong employment visa for […]

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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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Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Are There Any Nationalities Who Do Not Qualify?

September 25th, 2014

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On May 29, 2014  I gave a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. The following question was asked: Are there any nationalities who do not qualify for the right of abode in Hong Kong? More Stuff You May Find Interesting or Useful How do lengthy employment secondments away from […]

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Why is the Right of Abode in Hong Kong Much Better than ‘Mere’ Unconditional Stay?

September 13th, 2014

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On May 29, 2014  I gave a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. The following question was asked: Why it is better to have the right of abode in Hong Kong rather than just unconditional stay? More Stuff You May Find Interesting or Useful Will I still qualify for the right […]

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Right of Abode – Can You Leave Hong Kong For More Than 3 Months For Any Reason Other Than Work Without Breaking Your Continuous Ordinary Residence Here?

August 22nd, 2014

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On May 29, 2014  I gave a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. The following question was asked: Would it be a problem to leave Hong Kong for 3 months or longer for any reason other than work without it negatively impacting my eligibility for the right of […]

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My Daughter Will be Going Overseas for University – Will This Impact Her Eligibility for Permanent Residence in Hong Kong?

July 29th, 2014

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On May 29, 2014  I gave a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. The following question was asked: My daughter will be going overseas for university. Will this break her continuity of residence for her right of  abode application after 7 years? More Stuff You May Find Useful […]

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