Right of Abode

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If I Hold An Employment Visa In Macau And Hong Kong Simultaneously But Live In Hong Kong Should My Wife Get A Dependant Visa For Macau Too?

June 11th, 2024

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

Life can get a bit complicated if you work in 2 places at the same time… QUESTION I work for a Hong Kong company in Macau and my wife is my dependent in Hong Kong where we live. My colleague was the same but has now been employed by a Macau company. Does this change […]

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How Does Time Spent Between Residence Visas Impact On Your Eligibility For The Right Of Abode In Hong Kong Subsequently?

June 10th, 2024

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

Does time spent ‘between’ residence impact on your eligibility for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong after 7 years ? QUESTION I am a Canadian citizen living and working in Hong Kong for the last 4 years. My employment has ended and I have not yet been able to obtain a new offer of employment […]

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What Happens To My Potential For The Right Of Abode In Hong Kong If I Leave My Job A Few Months Before My 7 Year Anniversary?

June 7th, 2024

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So, if you plan to leave your job a few weeks before your 7 year anniversary how will this impact on your application for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong? QUESTION I‘m Australian, and have an employment visa in Hong Kong currently, but I wish to resign from my present job. Having said that, I might […]

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Does My Child Get The Right Of Abode If She Wasn’t Born In Hong Kong But I Have The Right To Land?

June 6th, 2024

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 7 responses

A relatively straightforward answer to, what can be, quite a complex question dealing with ‘Hong-Kong-immigration status-by-descent’ and, eventually, the Right of Abode for foreign nationals born in the HKSAR. QUESTION I was born in Hong Kong  (I am a British passport holder and of British parents). I do not have ***. My daughter was born […]

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Will Civil Or Non-Criminal Penalties Accruing To A Business Impact The Hong Kong PR Application Of One Of Its Directors?

June 5th, 2024

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

How is an application for Hong Kong PR (permanent residency or the right of abode) impacted as a result of non-criminal litigation and Court sanctions? QUESTION My partner and I run a company (LTD) in Hong Kong. We’ve been a bit behind on our bills and most likely the company will be taken to court […]

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I Run An Internet Company Based Out Of Hong Kong But Choose To Spend Most Of My Time Away – Can I Get Permanent Residency In Hong Kong After 7 Years?

May 30th, 2024

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

This post deals with the requirements for getting permanent residency in Hong Kong The modern, connected economy throws up myriad ways for people to organize their lives and business affairs and, as can be seen from this great question, how might ImmD respond to an application for the Right of Abode where an internet entrepreneur […]

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Can I Study Then Get Married All Whilst Holding A Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsored By A Company I No Longer Work For?

May 28th, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Life in Hong Kong throws up many new opportunities and this question seeks to understand the implications for 7 years continuous residency in respect of an eventual right of abode application where an overall switch over in life plans sees a lady intending to relinquish her employment visa for a student or dependant visa … […]

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Strategy On How To Craft An Argument To Appeal A Refused Hong Kong Right Of Abode Application

May 8th, 2024

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 13 responses

An excellent question on the Right of Abode came in just now. Raises a really interesting point of professional practice the likes of which very rarely present themselves these days. QUESTION I have recently been declined Permanent Residency status from HK Immigration, but believe I have grounds to appeal, and would like your advice.  I […]

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Can My Dependant Child Go On To Become A Hong Kong Permanent Resident If I Am Not Married To His Mother?

May 3rd, 2024

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Children born in Hong Kong to a Hong Kong permanent resident have their eligibility for permanent identity cards established at birth. But what if the child is born to a Hong Kong permanent resident not married to its mother and where the child was born outside of Hong Kong? QUESTION First, many thanks for your […]

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How Is My Dependant Visa Affected Under The Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme If My Sponsor Father Goes Back To China To Work?

May 1st, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

What happens to a Hong Kong resident dependant visa holder sponsored by a parent holding a visa issued under the Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme where the parent is unlikely to remain in Hong Kong – but the dependant wants to stay? QUESTION I am currently holding a dependent visa of which my […]

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