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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Security Objections & Outstanding Taxation Liabilities

August 12th, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application Some foreign national applicants for permanent residency are extremely concerned that certain transgressions of the law during their time in Hong Kong could serve as a barrier to them qualifying for the right of abode here. Namely, will a criminal conviction in […]

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Interview: Is the Hong Kong Immigration Department Website Actually Fit For Purpose?

August 8th, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 16 responses

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Is Hong Kong Your Only Place of Permanent Residence?

August 2nd, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application In determining how to implement the provisions of the Basic Law relating to right of abode for long stay foreign nationals in 1997, ImmD adopted a pragmatic approach to determining if Hong Kong has indeed become your only place of permanent residence. […]

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WRAP UP: How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Public Talk by Stephen Barnes – July 25, 2013

July 26th, 2013

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It was a full house last night at Centre O when I gave a talk on how to apply for the right of abode in Hong Kong without the need to pay for any professional assistance. Centre O owner and compatriate-in-arms Josephine Lau provided, as she always does, a convivial atmosphere  and we kicked off with everyone in their seats […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Are You Truly Settled in Hong Kong?

July 23rd, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application At the time the Hong Kong Immigration Department are asked to verify your eligibility for a permanent identity card, not only must you have been continuously and ordinarily resident in the HKSAR for at least 7 years, but you also need to […]

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

July 16th, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application As we have seen, in order for a long stay foreign national resident to be able to qualify for the right of abode in Hong Kong, he or she must have held a residence visa throughout all of the 7 years claimed. […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – 7 Years… Starting When?

July 9th, 2013

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 10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application Given that the approvability test for “continuous ordinary residence” is essentially so flexible, it is reasonable to assume that the commencement date of the 7 years runs from the time that you first landed in Hong Kong and can objectively be assessed […]

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Applying for Permanent Residence in Hong Kong

July 7th, 2013

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If you’re a foreign national having lived here for at least seven years straight. Right of Abode After 7 Years Must Have Resources Hong Kong Visa Handbook     If you have a claim to residency due to your parents’ birth in Hong Kong. Right of Abode By Descent Are You a Chinese National Specialist […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – “Continuous Ordinary Residence”?

July 5th, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application By definition, continuous ordinary residence is exactly that. For the purposes of the right of abode in Hong Kong, continuity of residence, at the very least, anticipates back to back residence visas of any such kind that qualify. This excludes certain types […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – The Approvability Test

June 28th, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application For long stay foreign nationals in Hong Kong, the approvability test for the right of abode is to show that you have been continuously and ordinarily resident here for a period of not less than 7 years. You also need to demonstrate […]

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