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QOTW: What’s the Exact Rule About Losing the Right of Abode After Three Years Away From Hong Kong?

March 31st, 2014

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Whilst the right of abode is called what it is, in actual fact,  a long stay foreign national of Hong Kong gets something less than a “right” as discussed in this question this week… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I have a Hong Kong permanent ID card and it is coming up to 3 years since […]

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What’s the difference between Unconditional Stay and Permanent Residence in Hong Kong?

March 28th, 2014

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When would unconditional stay be an appropriate Hong Kong immigration status as opposed to the right of abode and, in any event, what’s the difference? QUESTION We’re considering to apply for a business investment visa, but we don’t really intend to live in Hong Kong in the near future. If our application gets approved, we’ll […]

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

February 9th, 2014

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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 Considered Advance Planning Might Save a Doomed Right of Abode Application & Spare the Loss of Several Years Continuous Ordinary Residence in Hong Kong

December 9th, 2013

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It happens a lot more often that you might imagine – inadvertent loss of ‘ordinary residence‘ setting back your application for permanent residence here in Hong Kong. QUESTION My wife and I came to Hong Kong to work in 2006. However she went to business school in Europe in 2009, sponsored by her Hong Kong […]

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Can You Claim Right of Abode in Hong Kong if Your Deceased Spouse Had PR Here But You Didn’t Live With Him at the Time of His Death?

November 20th, 2013

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Is the Right of Abode in Hong Kong passed along to the spouse of a permanent resident such that is claimable after the death of your PR holding husband..? QUESTION This query is for  my cousin who is an adult. She was born in Pakistan and got married to a Hong Kong non-Chinese permanent resident. She […]

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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?

November 8th, 2013

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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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I Have a Hong Kong Employment Visa to Take Me Through to 7 Years But Now I’m Unemployed – Can I ‘Cruise’ the Last Year Without Working and Still Qualify for Permanent Residency?

October 20th, 2013

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

Is it possible to lose your job (your Hong Kong Employment Visa), cruise through 12 months without working here, spend three months away in China studying then make an application for the right of abode with no questions asked? QUESTION Hello, I have lived and worked continuously  in Hong Kong for the past 6 years, and less […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Documents Required

September 2nd, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application In the main, the documents required for a successful Right of Abode application speak to the actuality of your last seven years of life in Hong Kong. Of course, not everyone keeps  complete and accurate records over time and most right of […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Losing It!

August 27th, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application Alas, the Right of Abode for foreign nationals is not strictly speaking a full and complete right as such – in one respect it is only a partial right. Essentially as a non Chinese citizen, once you have secured PR in Hong […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Paperwork, Process & Patience

August 16th, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application You must apply to verify your eligibility for a Permanent Hong Kong Identity Card via form ROP145. This is submitted to the HKID at Immigration Tower via the Right of Abode section along with the completed the declaration on Form ROP146. Alternatively […]

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