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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

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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

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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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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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Comprehensive Guide to Business Immigration in Hong Kong | Updated | November 2023

November 12th, 2023

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All You Need to Know | Business Immigration In Hong Kong | Updated Q3 2023 | Part 1/24 Explore Business Immigration In Hong Kong With Our In-Depth Guide. Part 2/24 | Practical Hong Kong Visa Insights: Your Guide to Navigating Recent Policy Adjustments | Here Update For Q3 2023 Welcome to our complete guide to […]

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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?

January 24th, 2023

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What a great question – never been asked this before! QUESTION I have been resident in Hong Kong for 5 and a half years on a working visa. I lost my job over 6 months ago and thought that I had no option but to leave. I obtained the MPF refund in May and signed […]

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Hong Kong Right of Abode Application – How Important Are Prior Tenancy Agreements?

December 30th, 2022

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Are tenancy agreement copies absolutely vital for a successful Hong Kong right of abode application? QUESTION For my Hong Kong PR application, what happens if I am unable to provide copies of my tenancy agreements?  I never thought I would still be here for 7 years so I every 2 years I get rid of […]

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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?

December 10th, 2022

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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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Can I ‘Touch And Go’ At Hong Kong Airport To Keep My 3 Year PR Active During Covid19?

December 4th, 2022

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Can I ‘Touch And Go’ At Hong Kong Airport To Keep My 3 Year PR Active During Covid19? I’ve answered this question several times via email by now so it’s time to explain it here … https://www.bio-hk.com/quarantine-procedures-for-entry-via-airport/ QUESTION Hi Stephen It will be 3 years this festive season since I was last in Hong Kong. […]

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