Right of Abode

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How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong (American Club Talk) – Part 4 of 7 – Maintaining & Breaking Your Continuity of Residence

June 18th, 2014

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On May 29, 2014 The Henley Group sponsored a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. We originally produced a version of this presentation last year. However, this time we can bring the material to life a bit more with an actively engaged audience and a lovely ambiance to the […]

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How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong (American Club Talk) – Part 3 of 7 – Ordinarily Resident?

June 13th, 2014

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On May 29, 2014 The Henley Group sponsored a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. We originally produced a version of this presentation last year. However, this time we can bring the material to life a bit more with an actively engaged audience and a lovely ambiance to the […]

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How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong (American Club Talk) – Part 2 of 7 – Do You Qualify?

June 11th, 2014

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On May 29, 2014 The Henley Group sponsored a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. We originally produced a version of this presentation last year. However, this time we can bring the material to life a bit more with an actively engaged audience and a lovely ambiance to the […]

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QOTW: Can I Get PR in Hong Kong if My Child Was Born There And He Has Right of Abode by Birth?

June 5th, 2014

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Does Hong Kong permanent residency accrue automatically to parents of children born with the right of abode in the HKSAR? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK Hi, My son (1 year old) has a Hong Kong Passport. My wife and I are not PRs. Would it be possible to apply for Hong Kong PR through my son? Thanks […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – May 2014

May 15th, 2014

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing / 1 response

Quick visit to see uncle Phil at RTHK Radio 3 yesterday before I head off to Israel on the InvestHK Roadshow today… Quick pit stop with Phil yesterday morning and covered quite a bit of ground on ordinary residence, dependant visas and living in China yet working in Hong Kong. You can listen to our […]

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QOTW: Can You Get PR in Hong Kong if You Have Actually Been Living & Working in China?

May 1st, 2014

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How does time spent living and working in China impact on your eligibility for the right of abode in Hong Kong? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a Canadian citizen. I worked and lived in Hong Kong from 2005 to 2007 and then was transferred to Shanghai by my employer which is a Hong Kong […]

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Really Are Getting Tougher Across the Board Now…

April 16th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 3 responses

It has taken me 21 years to make this claim…  I have been practicing in Hong Kong immigration advisory matters since 1993. All down those years, I have been asked countless times “is Immigration getting harder?’ and unflinchingly I have answered ‘no’. It has always been my experience that if you have an approvable case […]

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Do You Need to Spend a Minimum Number of Days Per Year in Hong Kong In Order to Maintain a Capital Investment Entrant Scheme Visa?

February 27th, 2014

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

Does the rationale of the CIES dictate that you spend a certain amount of time in the HKSAR each year in order not to lose the status? QUESTION After grant of  a Capital Investment Entrant Scheme visa, say if you live overseas, how many days/weeks or months/year, will you have to prove you have stayed […]

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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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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – January 2014

January 9th, 2014

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It had been nigh on three months since I last got to be grilled by Mr Whelan on Morning Brew over at RTHK so it was pleasing to make his acquaintance once again when I popped in to see him on Broadcast Drive a little earlier today. Phil was keen to talk about paper trails […]

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